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Ernest Hudson Steadman

Ernest Hudson Steadman, 95, husband of Virginia R. (Goss) Steadman of Wood Drive, Essex, died Tuesday February 21, 2016 in the Beverly Hospital following his brief illness.

Born in Lynn January 23, 1921, the  son of the late Ernest and Louise P. (Hudson) Steadman,  he was raised in Lynn and was a 1939 graduate of Lynn English High School.

Following his graduation he went to work at General Electric in Lynn. With the declaration of war he entered  the U.S. Navy and served as a radioman in both the American and European Theatres. Following his discharge he went to work at AT&T for five years later to be employed by EG&G where he worked until his retirement 1985.

His hobbies included woodworking and  HAM radio operation. He held both an extra and commercial radio class license.

In addition to his wife of sixty-five years he is survived by a son, William C. Steadman of Essex; a daughter, Elizabeth L. Hans and her husband Daniel T. of Lexington, KY; two grandchildren, Amy Minor and James Hans both of KY and a great grandchild, Wallace Minor. He was the brother of the late Shirley Steadman.

His funeral  service with Naval Honors will be held 11 am Thursday, February 25,  graveside in the Spring Street Cemetery, Essex, with The Rev. Timothy Ziegenhals of the First Congregational Church of Essex officiating.


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