OLEAN - Edward M. "Ed" Seth, of 1429 South Ave., passed away Monday (Feb. 17, 2014) at home following a lengthy illness.
Born May 17, 1948, in Olean, he was a son of Paul and Jean Niles Seth. He was formerly married to Bonnie J. Walters and Linda Fries.
Ed served in the U.S. Marine Corps from March 16, 1966, to June 18, 1969. During his service in Vietnam, he was awarded a Good Conduct Medal, three Purple Hearts and the Presidential Unit Citation.
After his service, Ed was an Olean police officer for a short time and also worked at the Olean Post Office for about two years. Ed worked for his family business, "Seth's Tree Service," on and off for many years.
Ed was a member of the Olean VFW, the Olean and Portville American legions and the Enchanted Mountain Lodge 252 F&AM. Ed enjoyed hunting, target shooting, collecting guns and canoeing.
Ed is survived by a daughter, Jennifer A. Seth-Higley of Allegany; two grandchildren, Pfc. Coty M. Seth of Fort Drum and Charissa P. Combs of Allegany; two sisters, Susan Topor of Belfast and Paula Midge Messler of Shinglehouse, Pa.; and a brother, Paul John Seth of Bolivar.
Ed was predeceased by a sister, Sharon Depp, March 27, 2007; and a brother, Jeffrey Seth, in 1974.
Friends will be received Monday (Feb. 24, 2014) at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home, Inc., 646 E. State St. from noon to 2 p.m. at which time a service will be held. The Rev. David E. Tourville, associate pastor at St. Mary of the Angels Church, will officiate. Burial will be at the Mt. View Cemetery Veterans Field of Honor with full military honors accorded by the Allegany American Legion Charles Harbel Post 892 Ritual team.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans National Foundation, DVNF, 1020 19th St. NW, Suite 475, Washington, DC 20036.
Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Feb. 20, 2014