Rev. Ebbe Raymond Arvidson

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BRADENTON, Fla. - Rev. Ebbe Raymond Arvidson, the Bishop of Bradenton, Fla., born on May 12, 1929, in East Hampton, N.Y., to the late Alva M. Wiberg Arvidson and the late Ebbe William Arvidson, passed away at age 89 on Dec. 15, 2018, in Bradenton, Fla.

Ebbe graduated from Towle High School, Newport, N.H., in 1946; Gordon Conwell, Wenham, Mass. in 1951; and Andover-Newton Seminary, Newton Center, Mass., in 1954. Ebbe served in the Army Reserve from 1950-1952. He also served in the Air Force from 1968-1979. He was a Minister/Intern at Mission to the Eastwood Starks, Maine, until 1955; a minister at First Presbyterian Church, Tonkowa, Okla., until 1960; in the Kay County Community College, Tonkowa, Okla., as an Adjunct faculty until 1960; a minister at St. Peter's Presbyterian Church, Spencertown, N.Y., until 1964; an Auxiliary Chaplain at the Dry Hill AFB, Watertown, N.Y. until 1972; a minister at Hope Presbyterian Church Watertown, N.Y. until 1983; and a minister at Collamer United Church, Collamer, N.Y., until retiring in 1994.

Ebbe was the beloved husband of Priscilla Arvidson, who survives. He was preceded in death by his son, Ebbe Carl Arvidson; daughter, Christina I. Arvidson Wright; and dog, Luci. Ebbe is survived by his son, Eric D. Arvidson of Hagerstown, Md.; sisters, Vera M. Arvidson of Derry, N.H. and Erna Arvidson Johnson of Yuma, Ariz.; grandchildren, Eric W. Arvidson, Diana G.. Arvidson, Emily M Arvidson, Deja L. Arvidson, and Raymond E. Arvidson; and great-grandchildren, Laci Arvidson, Cameron Ajoy, and Angelina Destache. He also leaves behind his greatly loved dog, Deuce.

Ebbe loved hunting, fishing, stamp collecting, coin collecting, and travel. He was a President of the Northside League Watertown, N.Y., and he was a member of Kiwana's of Tonkowa. Ebbe was ordained Minister and Bishop at Christ Community Church in Starks, Maine, in 1955, and married there in a double ring ceremony.

Friends and family can pay their respects at the memorial service, officiated by Rev. Dr. John Wintringham, on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at 11 a.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3011 19th Ave. W., Bradenton, Florida.

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Westminster Presbyterian Chr
3011 19th Ave W
Bradenton, FL 34205
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Published in Central Maine on Jan. 11, 2019
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