Edward William Farley, of Ormond Beach, FL, born October 7, 1924 in Lynn, MA, passed away March 6, 2014 after a long illness at his daughters home in Westtown, NY. He was 89. A foreman for Starr Expanison, he proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Edward married Jane Louise Ruther and they shared 50 years together until her death 18 years ago. He was a longtime resident of New Windsor, NY where he was a member and a 32nd degree Master Mason in the Newburgh Masonic Lodge and and advisor for the Boys Scouts of America as well as the Rainbow Girls in Temple Hill Assembly #40 in Newburgh, NY. After he moved to the state of Florida in 1988, he was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club, the Moose Lodge, and the VFW. Known as "Eddie the Hat" to everyone for his love of hats, he had a dynamic personality and "did it all". He even rafted down the Colorado River at 73 yrs of age. He had a great sense of humor and was an adventuresome golfer. He is survived by his children: Theodore E. Farley and his wife Karen of Pine Bush and Martha Hall and her husband Bruce E. of Westtown; and four beloved grandchildren, Shaun, Jessica, Kathleen, and Matthew; and two great-grandchildren, Cody and Sarah. A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Elks Lodge, 285 Wilmette Avenue, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Memorial contributions in Edward's name may be made to the
, 6852 Belfort Oaks Place, Jacksonville, FL 32216 or your local VFW (904) 743-2933, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 20, 2014