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Edmund J. Bennett, 93, formerly of Chevy Chase, died March 10, 2013, in Tuscon, Ariz.

Born in 1920 in Washington, D.C., he is survived by Diane Bennett, his wife of 30 years.

He was the developer through Edmund J. Bennet Associates Inc. of several Montgomery County communities, including New Mark Commons in Rockville and recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places Carderock Springs in Bethesda.

He lived in the Bethesda-Chevy Chase area for 65 years. After attending Rosemary Street Elementary School and Bethesda-Chevy Chase Junior and Senior High schools, he received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stanford University and his master’s degree in public administration from American University, where he also completed his political science Ph.D. course requirements. He also attended the University of Maryland School of Architecture for urban planning and architectural history.

He was a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1943 to 1946 and from 1951 to 1953.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Elizabeth Soto of Tuscon, Martin J. Bennett of Sonoma, Calif., James V. Bennett of Bethesda and Bruce Bennett of Fairfax, Va.; his sister, Brenda Bell of Adamstown; his stepchildren, Daniel Shaw of McLean, Va., Deborah Shaw of Tuscon and David Shaw of Austin, Texas; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services and burial in Arlington Cemetery will take place at a later date.