TOPSHAM, MAINE - Reverend Edward Schreiber, 72 of Topsham, Maine, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at his home.
Born in Gloucester, Mass. on November 15, 1945, the son of Rudolph Max and Bertha (Hyytinen) Schreiber.
Reverend Schreiber celebrated over 40 years as a Lutheran pastor in Hempstead Long Island, Cambria Heights, Queens and Saugerties, NY.
Originally from Cape Anne, Mass., he met his wife, Mary at Gordon College in Wareham.
He received a Masters of Divinity from the Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He then became an assistant pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Epiphany in Hempstead. After retirement, the couple moved to Topsham, Maine.
Reverend Schreiber believed that his role as a pastor was to ensure the church was involved in the community that surrounded it. He dedicated his time and resources to activities and institutions that fought for social justice, environmental welfare and comfort and care for animals and people. While in New York, these included the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Sandy Hook Promise, and the God-Given Bread Food Program. His efforts continued in Maine with his support for the Gathering Place in Brunswick.
He loved hiking, beaches, reading profusely, completing crossword puzzles, fighting fracking and writing letters to Senators and Congressmen.
He is predeceased by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Reis) Schreiber of Topsham; his sister, Jan Coull and husband, Phil of Bedford, NH; nephew, Wayne Coull; and a niece, Alison Bowie.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 336 Maine Street, Brunswick. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Atonement Lutheran Church in Saugerties, NY. Arrangements are in the care of Brackett Funeral Home, 29 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.brackettfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 7, 2018