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Edward John McCrink Obituary
McCrink, Edward RANCHO SANTA FE - Edward (Red) John McCrink left this world to go home to our Lord on March 5, Ash Wednesday, 2014, surrounded by his loved ones, his loving wife Dottie of 66 years, and his six children. Ed was born on January 17, 1921 in Newark, New Jersey, to Irish immigrant parents, Joseph John McCrink and Agnes Doogan. He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran. He and Dorothy (Fleishmann) met in The College of Fine Arts in 1946. They married August 30, 1947 in Carlstadt, New Jersey. Edward whisked his bride away to Chicago,Il for a new beginning, where he was enrolled in The Chicago Art Institute on the GI bill. While attending, he drove a taxi at night - learning all the streets and shortcuts throughout the Chicago area. Ed decided that being a starving artist was not for him. He took some courses on sales and marketing. He started his first Sales Position at Salkover Metal Heat Treating Company. Edward's sparkling blue eyes, charismatic smile, and humorous wit helped him excel at sales, and after four years he ventured off to start a company named "Hi Temp." Much like his father, Edward was an inventor, and he went on to form two other heat treating companies "Tru-Temp" and "Steele Treating." The group of companies had great success, becoming the largest metal heat treating company in the Midwest. Eventually Ed sold them to Beatrice Foods. Ed later started other new businesses, in the fire safety field as well as special alloy metal tube manufacturing, which is still in operation today. During his years of success in business, he and Dottie had also built a beautiful family during the years 1949 through 1963 they had six wonderful children. Ed decided to retire. He was an avid golfer so he and Dottie relocated his family to Rancho Santa Fe, CA where he soon invested in many land development deals. Over the years he participated in numerous Celebrity Pro Am Tournaments in California and Florida. Throughout their 66 years of marriage, Ed and Dottie gave back to the community generously donating to many worthwhile charities, foundations, educational institutions, and hospitals. They enjoyed many years of traveling abroad seeing the world. Ed is survived by his wife, Dottie; six children, Jim (Violy), Laurie, Edward John Jr. (aka Ned) Joe (Mina), Katie Shull (Ken), and Charlie; eleven grandchildren: Molly Berninger (Walter), Saralinda, Edward John III (aka Max), Joseph, Benjamin, Robin, Natalie, Juliette, Ryan, Nicholas, and Megan; and one great- grandson, Otto. He is predeceased by his loving parents, Joseph and Agnes McCrink; and six siblings, Joe, James, May, Alice, Frankie and Eileen. Services for Edward will be held at 3:00pm on Monday, March 17, 2014 at The Church of the Nativity, 6309 El Apajo, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091.
Published in U-T San Diego on Mar. 13, 2014
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