JAMES K. EDES DEXTER and GUILFORD James K. Edes, 87, passed away Aug. 24, 2008, in his sleep at his home. He was born June 25, 1921, in Guilford, the son of Dana H. and Maybelle (Sawyer) Edes. He was the husband of the late Dorothy (Giles) Edes. He was an active member of Universalist Church, Dexter and Guilford; Civil Air Patrol; Dexter Municipal Golf Course; Dexter Areo Club; American Legion; a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Force in North Africa and Italy; helped install the cable television pole lines in Dexter, without pay; led the effort to keep Plummer Hospital opened; and was a pilot and airplane mechanic, restoring his last airplane at the age of 83. He was a ham radio enthusiast, golfer, fisherman, skier and musician, playing in the Dexter Band for many years. He was an adult leader for Boy Scouts in Guilford and a charter member of Guilford Kiwanis. He was charitable and dutiful, of keen intellect, boundless in energy and extraordinary in willpower to the end. Before retirement he was an executive with Guilford Industries, Amos Abbott Co., and Miller industries, and always concerned for workers. He was self-educated beyond high school. He is survived by three children, the Rev. Mary Edes-Kull and Dr. Stephen Kull of Silver Lake, N.H., Daniel Edes, Ph. D., of Rochester, N.Y., and Joseph Edes, M. Ed., of Dexter; his sister, Edith Allen, wife of the late William Allen, of Ellsworth; his brother-in-law and wife, Frank and Susie Giles; and Joyce Giles, wife of the late Billy Giles, all of Unadilla, Ga.; three grandchildren, Eliza Camire, Kelsey Camire and Christopher Edes; many nieces and nephews, in whom he took an active interest. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy; daughter-in-law, Ellen West Edes; and two sons, infant son, Michael and William Edes. Two services will be held Saturday, Aug. 30. A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. at Lawn Cemetery, Guilford, and a 3 p.m. memorial service at First Universalist Church, Dexter. Friends are welcome at either or both. Those who wish may make donations to First Universalist Church, P.O. Box 294, Dexter, ME 04930. Arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest book, please go to www.CrosbyNeal.com.