EDMUNDS – Samuel E. Cox, 76, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2009, surrounded by his family at his home. Sam was born March 15, 1933, at the family homestead in Edmunds, to Bernard Sr. and Ruth (Smith) Cox. After graduating from Dennysville High School, he entered the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1952 he married his love, Norma (Crosby) Cox. After a successful career, Sam retired from the Coast Guard in 1972 as a master chief quartermaster. He was a veteran of both the Vietnam and Korean wars. Sam was a man who really enjoyed his retirement. He spent the rest of his days hunting, fishing, gardening, trapping and lobster fishing. In recent years, he especially enjoyed time spent at the hunting camp in Plantation 14. Special memories included his daily fish feeding, family holidays and the annual “Grampa Sam’s Fishing Derby.” In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by a son, Dennis Samuel Cox; three brothers, Gerald, Bernard Jr. and Gilbert; a sister, Esther Ward; and his hunting buddy, Richard Seavey. Surviving are his loving wife of 56 years, Norma Cox; his children, Jeanne Seavey, Stephen Cox and his wife, Cindy, Deborah Leighton and her husband, Glenn, Paul Cox and his wife, Sherri, and Trudy Newcomb and her husband, Randy; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Cox; his well loved 27 grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, John Cox Sr., Louis Cox and his wife, Sylvia, and Dana Cox and his wife, Joyce; brother-in-law, Merton Ward; sister-in-law, Muriel Cox; many nieces and nephews; and his special friends, Allan Seavey and Frank Wood. A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 16, at Dennysville Cemetery. Donations in Sam’s memory may be made to Dennysville Ambulance Service, 58 King St., Dennysville, ME 04628. Arrangements by Mays Funeral Home, Calais and Eastport. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.maysfuneralhome.com.