Paul Edison Chamberlain went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 14, 2020.
Ed was born in Ferndale, Michigan on April 4, 1927 to the late Rev. Leroy and Martha (Koteskey) Chamberlain.
Ed, was the beloved husband of the late Ruth (Prohaska) Chamberlain and the father of Pamela (Gary) Gifford of Midland, MI, Robert Chamberlain of Renton, WA, Charles Chamberlain of Albuquerque, NM and William (Jennifer) Chamberlain of Ann Arbor, Ml. He was also the loving grandfather to 7 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
His sister, Marylyn Ross of Grosse Pointe survives him. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Charles and Leroy Jr., sisters Kathleen Bauman and Joyce Braun, and grandson Ryan Chamberlain.
Ed was called to active military duty in 1945 serving in Germany followed by the Korean War. He served in the Army 4th Infantry Battalion guarding the Ladd Air Force Base achieving the rank of First Lieutenant.
Upon discharge from service, Ed moved to Petoskey. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in General Science and taught middle school math, science and drafting for the Petoskey Public Schools for 25 years. In addition, Ed was active in community service for both the Michigan Education Association as well served as the Bay Township Clerk for fourteen years.
Throughout his lifetime, Ed was very active in the United Methodist Church serving on various committees at both the local and regional level. He was proud to be appointed as a voting delegate from the Michigan Evangelical United Bretheran Conference for the union of the E.U.B. and Methodist denominations. Ed served as a Lay Minister for 3 area churches and was a Sunday School teacher at Horton Bay United Methodist Church for over 30 years. In addition, he was an active member of the Gideons International.
The Chamberlain family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all the staff of The Brook of Grayling for their compassionate and excellent care provided to our parents.
A memorial service celebrating the lives of Ed and Ruth will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Horton Bay United Methodist Church, the Gideon's International or the Salvation Army.
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