By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
4:49 PM EST, November 22, 2012
Edwin P. Post II, a retired federal housing inspector and veteran of two wars, died Oct. 25 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Sunrise Assisted-Living in Columbia.
The former Mays Chapel resident was 89.
The son of a Con-Ed lineman and a homemaker, Edwin Price Post II was born and raised on Staten Island, N.Y., where he graduated from McKee High School.
He served in the Navy during World War II from 1942 to 1947, where he was a patternmaker. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War, serving again from 1950 to 1951.
Mr. Post was working as a carpenter as a civilian employee in the Coast Guard's Staten Island shipyard when he took a job as a housing inspector for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in New York.
In 1970, he was transferred to Baltimore and settled in Timonium with his family. After retiring in 1986, he worked several more years in private practice as a housing inspector until fully retiring in 1992.
He enjoyed playing golf and had been a member of the Hunt Valley Golf Club. An accomplished woodworker, he was known for his inlaid jewelry boxes, carved lamps and violins.
Mr. Post's first wife, the former Beatrice Marie Hogan, died in 1987; and his second wife, the former Jane Wilson Murphy, died last year.
Mr. Post was a communicant and longtime usher at the Roman Catholic Church of the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, 20 E. Ridgely Road, Timonium, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 3.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy M. Mahrie of Burnsville, N.C., and Carol A. Koch of Durham, N.C.; two brothers, Donald Post of Mashpee, Mass., and Robert Post of Manassas, Va., and a sister, Rosemary Barton of Melbourne Beach, Fla.
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