Edgar Byron Pert Sr., 85, passed away peacefully at Harbor Hill Nursing Home in Belfast on April 20, 2019. Edgar was born July 5, 1933, in Belfast to Lida (Pert) Hemenway. He attended Searsmont and Appleton schools.

He was a Korean veteran. In May 1953, Edgar entered the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea and Japan. He was honorably discharged in April 1955.

Edgar later held many different jobs. He was Searsmont Town Constable for several years; worked in the woods for Harlan Drinkwater; and owned and operated his own junk yard and wrecker service.

Edgar was the oldest of five children. He was predeceased by his mother; father Benny Hemenway; brother Bennie Hemenway Jr.; brother Steven Hemenway and his wife Catherine; and two grandchildren, DJ Richards and Caitlin Pert.

Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Paulette (Monteith) Pert; his son Eric Pert of Searsmont; daughter Shani Colby and her partner Don Richards of Detroit, Maine; his son Edgar Pert Jr. and his wife Maureen of Holbrook, Mass.; his sister Marion Hanscom of Steep Falls; his brother Andrew Hemenway and his wife Stella of Tucson, Ariz.; his seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later time at his home. Memories and condolences may be shared at ripostafh.com.