Edwin Paul Staiger

FAIRBORN Edwin Paul Staiger, age 83, of Fairborn Ohio, passed away at his home unexpectedly after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. He leaves behind his beloved wife, Barbara Rose (Kopke) Staiger of 16 years, his two sons, Alan Staiger of Yellow Springs, OH and Timothy Staiger of Chocowinity, NC, daughter-in-law Carla Staiger, his granddaughter, Jeanette Hales, and great grandchildren, Cameryn, Caitlin and Cierra, all of Washington, NC and nephew Greg Shumaker of Charlotte, NC. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 45 years Fay (Nye) Staiger.

Ed was born on May 5, 1929 to the late William and Esther (Hall) Staiger of Bucyrus, Ohio. He graduated from Bucyrus High School in 1947, where he lettered in baseball. His baseball talent led him to a tryout with the Chicago Cubs organization. Ed coached many youth baseball teams and played in church softball leagues. He was instrumental in starting and organizing the boys Babe Ruth Baseball league in Fairborn. Ed spent his career as a graphic artist for 35 years in the Air Force Orientation Group (AFOG) at Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile, Alabama and Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He also enjoyed a part time job as a real estate agent for a number of years. Ed was an avid sports fan, especially following Ohio teams at all levels. He was a lifelong Lutheran who dedicated many volunteer hours to the church using his art talent. Ed was one of the original charter members of Abiding Christ Lutheran Church located in Fairborn, Ohio.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Abiding Christ Lutheran Church, 326 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, Ohio 45324. Family will receive relatives and friends at 9:00a.m. prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. A private interment will follow the luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in his memory to the The V. Foundation for Cancer Research;

Online www.jimmyv.org;

Or Abiding Christ Lutheran Church;

Online www.abidingchrist.org

Condolences may be made to the family at www.beltonstroup.com

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Belton Stroup Funeral Home
422 E. Dayton-Yellow Springs Road Fairborn, OH 45324