Edmund Starbuck Spinney
62, Lusby, Maryland
Born: 03/25/1949, Died: 08/30/2011
Artist Edmund Starbuck Spinney, 62, of Lusby, MD passed away August 30, 2011. Ed was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1949 to Robert and Jane Spinney. With his sister Susan, he spent his childhood on the waters of Cape Cod. After graduating as an art major from Marietta College in Ohio, Ed gravitated to the Chesapeake Bay area. Ed was an art teacher in Calvert County where he met another teacher, Nancy, whom he married in 1976. Together they had two sons, Matt, born 1980, of Mechanicsville, MD and Michael, born 1983, of Conshohocken, PA. Ed spent a majority of his life as a self employed artist where he created many compelling and complex compositions of the East Coast and the Chesapeake Bay in particular. He was best known for his classic pen and ink water scenes. He had a great passion for sports, particularly hockey, which he played or coached most of his life. He was instrumental in developing roller hockey in Southern Maryland. Ed was a loving grandfather to Matt's children Ava, 3, and Gavin, 1; he also adored his daughter-in-law Alexa.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 6 - 7 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, Lusby, MD where a memorial service will be held at 7PM. Inurnment will be private. The family request donations to be made in Edmund's memory to Calvert Hospice, www.calverthospice.org, P.O. Box 838, Prince Frederick, MD 20678 or Hospice of St. Mary's, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650, 301-994-3023.