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Edward J. Cosby

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Edward J. Cosby Obituary
Cosby, Edward J. Rescued by his Savior on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at the age of 87. Devoted husband of the late Marion M. Cosby (nee Feegle) for 61 years, and loving father of Chris (Victoria) Cosby, Ellen (Roy) Thomason and Tim (Jan) Cosby; grandfather of Elizabeth, Trevor, Margo and Etta; brother, uncle, cousin and friend. We are thankful for the loving care given by the staff of Laclede Groves. How can you possibly compress a long and vibrant life into a few sentences? After serving in the Army in World War II, Ed attended Corcoran Art School in Washington, D.C. He then returned to St. Louis and graduated from Washington University School of Fine Arts in 1951. Ed worked as an Art Director for several advertising agencies in St. Louis before joining Gardner Advertising in 1960 where he remained for 28 years, becoming Vice President Senior Art Director. Ralston Purina's Dog and Cat Chow and Jack Daniel's were two of the largest of many accounts under his direction while at Gardner. Ed was very pleased to have worked on a year-long Ralston Purina project with Norman Rockwell. During his time at Gardner, Ed earned several awards for print and TV ads including an Emmy, Flair, Addy, three Clios and four awards from the St. Louis Art Directors Club. Ed accepted a position at Dimac in 1988 and was the art director for several large accounts such as Revere Ware, Toys R Us and Anheuser-Busch. During his retirement he thoroughly enjoyed tutoring children at Keysor Elementary in Kirkwood, serving in Stevens Ministries, and working on design projects for Washington University and the St. Louis Zoo. He loved art, movies, theater, singing, and in his youth, was quite a rug-cutting dancer. In his later years, he and Marion made a number of trips to Europe and throughout the United States. We are blessed that he is our father. Services: A visitation will be held on Monday, April 21, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home, 10301 Big Bend Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63122. Funeral service will be Tuesday, April 22 at 11:00 at Glendale Lutheran Church, 1365 N. Sappington Rd., Glendale, MO 63122, with interment to follow at New St. Marcus Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Laclede Groves or Glendale Lutheran Church.

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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Apr. 20, 2014
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