Libby Jr., 93, beloved husband of the late Sally McKay Libby of
Willowdale Road, Topsfield, passed away peacefully on Sunday
October 22, 2017 at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers,
following a brief illness.
Never one to
lose his sense of humor, the visiting minister asked if he could
do anything and Edgar replied “make sure that the gates are
Edgar was born
in Newton on November 18, 1923 son of the late Edgar Emery and
Anne (Youett) Libby. Edgar was raised in Newton and graduated
from Newton High School, Class of 1942. After graduation he
worked as a window display trimmer at Jordan Marsh in Boston,
enlisting in the Army in the following March of 1943. From
Ft. Bragg, NC he was assigned to the 995th Field
Artillery Battalion, of the 5th Army under General
Mark Clark and served in Northern Africa, Italy and France.
After the war ended he was assigned to the army of occupation in
Germany with the 9th Infantry Division under General
George Patton. He was awarded 5 battle stars: Naples-Foggia,
Rome-Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He was
awarded a medal of good conduct and the European African Middle
Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon. Edgar was honorably discharged
in October of 1945.
war he was employed by his uncle at David B. Church Real Estate
& Insurance. He remained in the insurance industry his entire
career and was a special agent & supervisor for large national
accounts with the National Union Insurance Company, Glens Falls
Insurance Company and the Commercial Union Insurance Company.
traveling with his wife Sally and his sisters Constance and
Dorothy. Numerous trips were made to Europe and to visit his
children and grandchildren across the United States.
He is survived
by his two sons, Richard E. Libby and his wife Sheryl of
Ipswich, and Scott K. Libby of Topsfield; five grandchildren,
Benjamin M. Libby, Emily W. Libby, Jenna Libby and Nicole Libby
and step granddaughter Alicia Didio. In addition to his late
wife of sixty-four years he was predeceased by a sister
Constance Libby Hodgkins of Rochester, NY and Dorothy Libby Hale
of Vero Beach, FL.
service will be held 10 am Friday, November 3, 2017 in the
Topsfield Congregational Church, Common Street, Topsfield.
Interment with Military Honors will follow in the Hamilton
Cemetery, 623 Bay Road, Hamilton. Family and friends are
respectfully welcomed. Arrangements are under the direction of
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich.