Edmund Lee Wadhams, 70, of Onancock VA, died on March 21 of natural causes. He was born in Philadelphia, July 6, 1947, to the late Genevieve Newbold Lee and the late Albion James Wadhams, Jr.

He was the grandson of Ellen Newbold and Charles Smith Lee, Marcia Elizabeth Hand and Albion James Wadhams. He is survived by his half-sister Katherine W. Cox, (Charles), of Haverford PA, and her mother, step sister Nina S. Talbot (James), of Plymouth Meeting PA, and step brother William L. E. Sinkler Jr. (Fran.) of Charlestown RI. He also leaves behind many cousins and friends. He was well loved and will be sorely missed.

He attended Chestnut Hill Academy, graduated from St. Mark’s and Yale. He was a direct descendant of Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Ned loved the arts.  He could not resist throwing in a reference to an apt line from a play, film or book to illustrate the point he was making.

He traveled widely, often in the company of friends and his beloved dog.

Interment private. Contributions in his name may be made to Penn Vet Working Dog Center, 3800 Spruce St. Phila PA 19104, or, Eastern Shore SPCA 26528 Lankford Hwy, Onley VA 23418.