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- Ed was born on April 28, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to Edward J. and Sophia (Balon) McDonald. He married Jean Marie Smykowski on June 16, 1956 at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, New York. He served in the United States Marine Corps. October 28, 1953 to October 25, 1955 as PFC (E2) with 3rd Battalion Reinforced, 6th Marines, 4.2 Mortar Platoon Mediterranean Cruise on the USS Monrovia AP A-3. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal. Ed worked at the Elmira Water Board, Owner/Operator - Ed McDonald Excavating and Ed's Heads Portable Toilets until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife Jean and children William McDonald - Elmira, New York , Michael (Stephanie) McDonald - Pine City, New York, Mary (Alan) Comstock - Elmira, New York, Paul (Missy) McDonald - Elmira, New York, Julie (Rick) Pendleton - Pine City, New York, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also, five brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews. Services will be planned for June in Elmira, New York. Send the family a condolence at www.BaldwinCremation.com
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Mar. 17, 2013