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Edward Sweeney Ames, loving husband, son, brother and friend, died October 3, 2013 as a result of an unexpected massive stroke.
Edward was loved by all who knew him, and had a gentle nature and sharp intellect. He poured himself passionately into his interests, which included his family, gardening, bird watching, music, travel and food.
Edward was born in San Antonio on October 12, 1970. He attended Ojai Valley School, where he was a merit scholar, and graduated from Alamo Heights High School in 1989. He was a graduate of Lewis and Clark College and the University of Texas Law School. He practiced law, working in the Bexar County District Attorney's office and then went to work for his family's retail gift business, Hanley-Wood. He was a member of the Order of the Alamo, the San Antonio German Club, Beethoven Maennerchor and the Merry Knights of King William.
Edward is survived by the love of his life, Sarah Simmons Ames; parents George and Annabell Ames; brother and sister-in-law George Scott and Meredith Ames, nephew, Henry and niece, Madeleine; aunt and uncle Gene and Ellen Ames; parents in-laws Bettie and Tom Borton, John and Rene Simmons and numerous other cousins and in-laws.
Pallbearers are Matthew Wymer, Sam Adams, Jeff Jones, Christian Kurtz, Kelly Keisling, Trey Jones, Seth Champion, John Terry Simmons, Martin Manriquez and Terry Brown.
Services will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 3pm on Monday, October 7, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the San Antonio Botanical Garden (sabot.org) or the Audubon Society (support.audubon.org) in honor of Edward.
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Published in Express-News from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2013