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Edward H. Land
As a devoted husband and father, Ed died of natural causes on Nov. 13, 2012 at Silverado's Senior Living Center in Salt Lake City, UT. Ed was 83 years young. Ed was born on March 5, 1929, in Des Moines, IA, the youngest of 7 children, to Russian immigrants Jacob and Mary Ginsberg.
The family moved to San Francisco, CA, where Ed attended school. He met his wife Lillian just before shipping out in the navy during the Korean Conflict; he served as a journalist in the navy. After he was honorably discharged, he worked a few jobs before he went into business for himself as an independent meat jobber, delivering bulk meat and cheese items to restaurants and corner grocery stores all over San Francisco. Upon retiring, Ed and Lillian traveled extensively; they especially enjoyed cruises and took their last cruise to the Panama Canal two years ago.
Ed was an athlete and enjoyed tennis, bowling, and golf in particular. He also enjoyed big band and classical music. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and served as Noble Grand, and was a member of the Masons and Scottish Rite. He was president of the brotherhood at Congregation Beth Israel Judea. He was an avid dancer, ranging from ballroom to square dancing. He was known as a joker to all his friends. He was very loved by his family, who affectionately referred to him as "Papa."
Ed is survived by his beloved wife Lillian, his loving children, Steven Land in Colorado Springs, CO and Sheryll Vanderhooft in Salt Lake City, UT, and his adored grandchildren, Cristina and Steven Land Jr. and Peter and Lauren Vanderhooft.
Graveside services will be held on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 2:00 PM at Olivet Memorial Park, 1601 Hillside Blvd., Colma.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on November 16, 2012