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McDonald, Edward Michael

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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, NY. 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 (Dianne) McDonald - Elmira, NY, Michael (Stephanie) McDonald - Pine City, NY, Mary (Alan) Comstock - Elmira, NY, Paul (Missy) McDonald - Elmira, NY, Julie (Rick) Pendleton - Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Heather (Mark) Kowatch - Woodbridge, VA, Tony (Alicia) Brimmer - Elmira, NY, Ryan (Becky) Pendleton - Elmira, NY, Daniel (Tina) Pendleton - Elmira, NY, Jenifer Comstock (fiance Tom Prenatt) - Franklin, IN, SSG Bryan (Corine) Comstock - Ft. Richardson, AK, Nichole (Dante) Bocage - Pine City, NY, Chelsea McDonald - Elmira, NY, Tiffany (Calvin) Mattison - California, Hannah and Elliot McDonald - Elmira, NY, William E. McDonald - Westfield, PA, Donald J. McDonald - Mariah McDonald - Elmira, NY, Amanda Scott - Nikki Randall; great grandchildren, Devon Youngblood - Elmira, NY, McKenzie Pendleton - Elmira, NY, Zackery Pendleton - Elmira, NY, Bryson Adam Comstock - Ft. Richardson, AK, Nolan Michael Bocage - Pine City, NY, Evelyn Chelsea Bocage - Pine City, NY, Stella Elise Comstock - Ft. Richardson, AK, Cortney Marie Kowatch - Woodbridge, VA, Mariah Brimmer - Elmira, NY, Matthew Brimmer, Kenzie Jo Brimmer, Caley Austin-Brimmer; brothers/sisters, Mary Ann Kianka- Syracuse, NY, Richard (Kathy) McDonald - Bath, NY, Dorothy (Konrad) Ostrowski - Pine Valley, NY, Joseph (Patricia) McDonald - Elmira, NY, Daniel (Jeanne) McDonald - Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Richard (Patricia) Smykowski - Kittery, ME; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by father (Edward) in 1982, mother (Sophia) in 1993, sister (Betty Drake) in 2002 and Sister (Edna Maloney) in 2011. Services will be planned at the convenience of the family in Elmira, NY. Send the family a condolence at

Published in Star-Gazette on Mar. 17, 2013
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