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Loving Husband, Dad and Pop-Pop
Edmund Clyde Hitchcock, 93, passed away from this life into God's care on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Ed was a lifelong Erie resident, born on October 10, 1920, a son of the late Roy and Mabel (O'Neil) Hitchcock and the husband of Dorothy (Hopson) Hitchcock.
Ed was a January 1940 graduate of Academy High School, where he met Dot, the love of his life for a wonderful 73 years. He then enlisted with the United States Coast Guard, and was stationed in Seattle, Washington, during World War II
. After returning from the service, Dot and Ed were married on July 5, 1947 and celebrated 66 years of marriage this past summer.
Ed spent 43 years working at General Electric, most of that time in Building 20, in the Heat Treat room. He also worked at Sam Travis' Texaco on Peach St., for many years.
Ed was a longtime member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher. He enjoyed cars, hunting, fishing, going to camp, working outdoors around his home and spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Eben "Ebbie" Hitchcock, father and mother-in-law, Merle and Sylvia (Barber) Hopson, sister-in-law, Betty (Hopson) Welinder, brother-in-law, Robert "Hoppy" Hopson, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Ed is survived by his beloved wife, Dot; daughter, Sally Dee Goss and her husband Jim; grandsons, Christopher Joseph Leslie and Gregory James Leslie and his fiancé Bobbie Luce; along with four nieces; one nephew; one cousin; and two Godchildren.
Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504, on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m., and are invited to services there on Monday at 1:30 p.m., officiated by Rev. Brian Moran. Burial with military honors will follow in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1603 W. 32nd St., Erie, PA 16508.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Feb. 8, 2014