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Edward D. German, 72, of Mathews, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 23, 2012, surrounded by his family.

Mr. German was a life-long resident of Mathews where he was in banking for 30 years. He was a member of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Virginia German. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Rita; son, Edward D. German Jr. (Jennifer); sister, Kathy Sadler (Keith); sister-in-law, Darlene Price (D.K.); granddaughter, Olivia; nieces and nephews, and his two black Labs, Molly and Maggie.

The family received friends at 10 a.m., Monday, March 26, 2012, at Foster-Faulkner Funeral Home in Mathews. A funeral service followed in the funeral home chapel at 11 a.m., was conducted by Pastor Harry Loyd. Interment followed at Windsor Gardens Cemetery, Dutton, Va.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Mathews Vol. Rescue Squad, Box 723, Mathews, Va. 23109 and/or Mathews Vol. Fire Dept., Box 1130, Mathews, Va. 23109.