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Promoted to Glory/ Edward Eugene World

Edward Eugene World was promoted to Glory March 21 from Mesa, Ariz.

World was born Jan. 13, 1935, in Ventura, Calif., and grew up in Honolulu, and San Francisco and Sacramento, Calif.

An accomplished musician, he played cornet in the Sacramento Corps Band and attended Salvation Army music camp at Camp Redwood Glen (Scotts Valley, Calif.) where he conducted the band concert.

World attended the School for Officer Training in San Francisco and was commissioned with the Soul-Winners Session in 1955. He met his wife, Helen, while in training and they married in 1957. The Worlds received appointments in eight states during their years of service.

World served as bandmaster at the Long Beach (Calif.) Temple Corps and joined the Vintage Brass Band in Southern California, playing the alto horn, after his years as an officer. He later became bandmaster for the Mesa Citadel Corps. He also played the euphonium, piano and ukulele.

World is survived by his wife, Helen; brothers Jim, Bob and Tom; children Susan, Alan and Steven; and five grandchildren.

Mesa Citadel held a celebration of life April 22. Major Michael Nule officiated alongside Tom World.

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