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Edward L. Funk, investment broker

Edward Lewis Funk III, a retired investment broker active in Masonic circles as well as in his church, died of heart disease Sunday at his Owings Mills home. He was 70.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Edward Lewis Funk Jr., an office manager, and Bessie Hare Funk, a nurse. He was a 1961 McDonogh School graduate who earned a business degree from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce.

He worked as a Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust loan officer and a Shell Oil salesman.

In 1972, he began management training at Baker, Watts & Co. and spent 40 years with it and its successors. He worked in wealth management and advised numerous clients from its Bel Air office until retiring three years ago.

Mr. Funk joined the Grand Lodge of Maryland as a freemason in 1964. He was a past master of Concordia Lodge No. 13 in Towson and a past trustee of the Baltimore Forest No. 45 Tall Cedars of Lebanon. He also attained Scottish Rite 33rd degree status.

Mr. Funk enjoyed boating on the Chesapeake Bay. He also hunted geese on the Eastern Shore and was a Baltimore Colts, Orioles and Ravens fan. He was also active in the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Perry Hall United Methodist Church, 9515 Belair Road, where he had been chair of the church board of trustees and served on its administrative board and finance committee.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, the former Susan Norris, a retired Union Memorial Hospital nurse; two daughters, Amy Funk-Hines of Nottingham and Cathlene Funk Pauliny of Phoenix; and four grandchildren.

jacques.kelly@baltsun.com

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