Edward Leon Pack
September 23, 1922-January 8, 2014
Resident of Saratoga
Ed was born in Westfield, MA to Leon and Eva Pack. The eldest of three boys, Ed was an avid learner who loved sports and the outdoors. He joined the Army at the onset of WWII and was a member of an elite Signal Corps group of 150 radio experts. He proudly fought in the Battle of the Bulge and in the invasion at Normandy. In 1946 he met his beautiful bride and they married in 1947. Ed and Peggy later moved to Pittsfield, MA, where he worked for G.E., and they started their family. In 1959 Ed was recruited by Lockheed, so with five children in tow, they crossed the country and settled in Campbell. During the 1960's, Ed worked for NASA/Ames Research and served for six years on the Campbell Planning Commission. In 1969 he started Edward L. Pack Associates, Inc., a successful acoustical consulting firm. Ed and Peggy ran the business until his retirement in 1989. In 1981 Ed and Peggy moved to Saratoga, where he resided until his passing. In 1984 Ed received his doctorate degree in Environmental Sciences. He proudly achieved Professional Engineering registrations in Electrical, Quality and Safety Engineering in both California and Massachusetts. Ed leaves behind his lovely wife, Peggy, daughter Marjorie (Michael) Lynch, sons Edward, Jr., Robert (Carmen) Pack, Jeffrey (Sandra) Pack. He also leaves behind his brother, John Pack. He will be fondly remembered by his grandchildren: Aimee, Kate, Danielle, Garrett, Noelle and his new great-granddaughter, Lauren. He is predeceased by his son John Pack, his grandchildren Troy and Alana Pack and his brother Bill. He loved his family more than anything and was a wonderful husband and father. He will be sorely missed, but lovingly remembered always. Viewing will be Jan. 15th from 5:00-7:00 PM at the Darling-Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel. A funeral Mass will be on Jan 16th at 11:00 AM at the Church of the Ascension in Saratoga. Interment will follow at Los Gatos Memorial Park There will be a reception immediately following at the Pruneyard Inn.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Jan. 12, 2014