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Edward E. Pacy, age 87, of Erie, passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at Saint Vincent Hospital. Born in Erie, on June 10, 1927, he was a son of the late Louis A. and Jennie (Minadeo) Pacy.
, he served in the U.S. Navy
. In 1990, he retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a letter carrier. Music was his passion, especially jazz. He wrote many arrangements for the bands he worked with, as their piano man. Among them were the Neal Charles Band, Teddy Armen, the Dick Bulling Quintet, and the famous Good Time Charlies in Edinboro.
Ed volunteered for almost 20 years in the Blessed Sacrament School cafeteria, where he was known as the "Garbage Man." He also waited for those phone calls from Diane to help with mailings and bulletins at church. He was a former member of the Usher's Society, and a faithful Eucharistic Minister since 1989. Give Ed a chocolate bar, and you had a friend for life.
He will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 58 years, Elizabeth "Betty" (Sirak) Pacy, whom he married May 12, 1956. He was so proud of his children: Edward S. Pacy, of Erie, John M. Pacy, wife Lydia, of Lake Worth, Fla., David J. Pacy, wife Jill, of Sherman, N.Y., and Jennifer Warzynak, husband Brian, of Erie. He has eight precious grandchildren, who will miss their Papa greatly, Kimmy, Katie, Tyler, Dylan, Colin, Mason, Ian and Aiden; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Bernard "Bud" Pacy; and a sister, Elvira Sanfratello.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., at Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th Street, at Greengarden Boulevard, and may attend a prayer service there Monday at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Funeral Mass at Blessed Sacrament Church at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 1626 West 26th Street, Erie, PA 16508, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, Memorial Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Published in the Erie Times-News from June 21 to June 22, 2014