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FOUNTAIN, CO - Edward H. Sommerfield, loving Husband of Susan Sommerfield, born December 27, 1926, died September 30, 2012 at the age of 85 years.
Ed and Susan married in 1973. Ed served his country in the Active Naval Reserve from August 1944 to June 1946. His last duty station was as an Electronics Technician 2/c, Fleet Headquarters, Philippine Islands (COMPHILSEAFRON).
Ed retired in 1982 from the IBM Corporation as an Advisory Engineer/Systems Programmer with many patents, publications, and awards for patient tracking and transportation software.
Ed is survived by Susan, his two sons Edward II, Poughkeepsie, NY and Bruce of Wappinger Falls, NY. Ed is also survived by his stepdaughter Roberta Vogler, her husband Joe and her two sons, Brandon and his wife Jesseca, and Scott and Nicole as well as one great grandson and six great grand daughters.
Ed was a board member of The Navy League, Trustee of the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, a Life member of the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 26, and the Good Sams - Hammin Sams Chapter of Amateur Radio (W2FJT) Camping Club.
Cremation will be by Funeral and Cremation Care of Colorado, at the convenience of the family. There will be no service or Shiva at Ed's request.
Donations can be made to Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 2550 Tinderfoot Hill, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on Oct. 7, 2012