Edmund J. Bernard, a lifelong Island resident, died peacefully at his Oak Bluffs home on August 4. He was 84.

Edmund was born Sept. 25, 1930 to Joseph and Mary (Keene) Bernard. He was the beloved husband of Maggie (Goodick) Bernard.

Edmund proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps in the battle of Chosin Reservoir and the battle of Boulder City, both in Korea. He started Bernard’s Greenhouse in 1971 and operated it successfully into his 80s. Edmund was a loving and thoughtful husband, father and friend to many. He will be deeply missed by his family and will be in their hearts.

Edmund is survived by his beloved wife Maggie Bernard, his son Robert Bernard of Oak Bluffs, his daughter Jennifer L. Bernard of Boston and Oak Bluffs, a brother Francis of Oak Bluffs and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents Edmund was predeceased by his siblings Louise Leonardo, Johnny Bernard, and Beatrice House.

A service with full military honors offered by the Veterans of Martha’s Vineyard will be held on Saturday, August 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the Veteran’s Memorial section of the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the VFW Hall on Towanicut avenue in Oak Bluffs.

Donations in Edmund’s memory may be made to Windemere, PO Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.