Terence 'Terry' W. Ede, age 73, of Bethany, passed away on October 18, 2011 at Griffin Hospital. He was born on April 15, 1938 in Kelloe, England to the late Walter and Winifred Webb Ede. Terry is survived by his loving wife Eileen Thompson Ede; children, Helen Ede of East Haven and Martin Ede of Bethany; siblings, Janice Jack of Durham, England, Norma Hunter of Staffordshire, England, Lynn Harding of Chester-le-Street, England, and Byran Ede of Anfield Plain, England. Terry started out his career as an electrical engineer in Electrocil, UK and moved to Sealectro Ltd in 1970 becoming a Commercial Director. In 1984 he became General Manager of STC-Opto-electronics Unit, UK. He received the opportunity to move to the US in 1985 to become President of Sealectro Corp. In 1989, he joined Dover Technologies as a group President. Under Dover, Terry became President of Vectron International, CTI, Telefilter, Dielectric Labs and Arcom. After an early retirement in 2002 he still remained a consultant for a number of electronics companies. He was a member of the Bethany Lion's Club and had been a member of Oak Lane Country Club in Woodbridge for many years and recently a member of the Oronoque Country Club. Terry loved his family, including many cats and dogs as well as golf and his many friends. His Funeral Service for will be held on Monday, October 24th at the First Church of Christ, 511 Amity Rd., Bethany at 10 a.m. Friends may also visit with his family on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Terry's memory may be made to S.P.C.A. of CT, 359 Spring Hill Rd., Monroe, CT 06468

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  1. Dear Eileen, Martin and Helen, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. All our Love Bryan, Brenda and Family

  2. DEAR EILEEN, MARTIN & HELEN. SUCH A SAD LOSS. PLEASE SAY GOODBYE TO TERRY FOR US ON MONDAY. HE WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS. LOVE FROM, DICK & ANN EDE.

  3. Eileen, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time for you and your children.

  4. Helen: I am sending prayers and hugs to you and to your family in this time of loss. When I read his obituary I didn’t realize all that he did. He is a wonderful, hardworking man. Be proud to be his daughter and that will honor him. Please send my thoughts and prayers to your mom and brother. God Bless, Judy

  5. Eileen – our thoughts are with you and the family at this very sad time. Although Terry was only here occasionally he will be sorely missed by all who new him.

  6. My mom and I would like to express our condolances to Eileen and the family. When mom was eleven she still remembers Grandma Ede taking her to Terrys Christening. Our thoughts will be with you all on Monday. Madge and Irene

  7. So sorry to hear of the passing of our friend Terry. He was not only very important to RFAN from a business standpoint but we all have great memories of working with him to solve myriad (easy and hard) challenges over the years. RFAN will always owe a debt of gratitude to Terry and we’ll never forget the great fun we had with him at dinners, after the work, and after a glass of wine telling great stories and laughing together. We missed Terry when he retired from Dover and miss him even more now. RFAN has made a donation to the ASPCA in Terry’s name. Rob Schwartz

  8. Eileen, Martin and Helen–My deepest condolences to you for your great loss at this very sad time. I will never forget Terry. We met in 1993 when he hired me at Vectron. Over the 9 years we worked together, he was a wonderful leader and all of us who worked with him had great respect, admiration, and regard for him. He was always very considerate of all of the employees and always showed his concern. His great wit always made us smile. He was a great man, and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Eileen, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband Terry. He was a very special person. May the memory of happier times console you and your family.

  10. Dear Martin and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Tim and Wilkins Hiram Lodge

  11. TERRY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HE WAS A MAN OF WISDOM, A GREAT LEADER AND A WONDERFUL GUIDE IN BUSINESS COMMONSENCE.I USED TO CALL HIM A MAN LIKE CHURCHILL. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE BUT WHAT HE DID FOR ME SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN EVER. MY RESPECTS TO HIS FAMILY I NEVER MET BUT HE OFTEN TALKED ABOUT THEM

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