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June 11, 2012
Edward Allen Kantner, 80, of Raleigh, N.C., died June 11.
He was born in Tremont, May 3, 1932.
He was retired from IBM after working 39 1/2 years as an engineering manager. After IBM he also worked for ITT Canon for several years.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Phronie Kantner, on Dec. 17, 1996.
Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Noriko Kantner; sons, Edward A. Kantner Jr. and his wife, Eve, and Jeff Kantner and his wife, Teresa, both of Raleigh; daughters, Karen Rezeli and her husband, Dave, Bunn, N.C., and Sheri Gallagher and her husband, Bob, Wake Forest, N.C.; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life service was held Saturday at Mitchell Funeral Home, Raleigh, followed by interment at Raleigh Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, N.C. Online condolences may be made to www.mitchellatRMP.com.
Published in Republican & Herald on June 20, 2012