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An entrepreneur from birth, Ed started franchising paper routes when he was ten years old. After a short stint at Dravo, Ed enlisted in the Army Air Corps at the Start of WWII, and flew 26 bomber missions with the 8th Air Force. To the date of his death, Ed's proudest moments were his service to our country. Born January 9, 1923, Ed passed away at home with his family on June 30, 2012. Leaving the service at the end of WWII, Ed purchased some excess military equipment, which was the start of his varied and far reaching business career. He founded a construction company and was involved in activities as disparate as strip mining in Pennsylvania , Ohio, and West Virginia, to disassembling and relocating manufacturing plants in Allentown and Pittsburgh. Soon after starting his business, Edward met and fell in love with Olga Britzka. They married on January 29, 1948 and stayed in love for the rest of their lives. Olga preceded Edward in death in May of 2008. Ed was the son of the late Ferdinand and Julia Toth. He is survived by his two daughters, Aimee A. Toth (William T. Krzton), who is an attorney, and Sheree L. Toth, who is a clinical psychologist; his niece, Dr. Arlene Marx (Dr. Larry Mundy); his nephew, Michael Britzki III (Deborah); and son, Jerome Jahoda. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the ANTHONY M. MUSMANNO FUNERAL HOME. The family suggests donations be made in Ed's memory to Southwestern PA WWII Memorial, PO Box 23143, Pgh., PA 15222.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 3, 2012
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