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EDWIN L. COOMBS STUART Edwin L. "Ed" Coombs, 69, of Stuart, FL passed away peacefully with his loving family at his side, August 12, 2013 at Stuart Nursing and Restorative Care Center, in Stuart. Ed was born in Oceanside, NY to Lewis & Hilda Coombs on March 27, 1944 and had lived in Stuart/ Jensen Beach for the past 23 years, moving to Florida from West Sayville, NY. He had been a Police Officer for Suffolk County New York Police Dept. prior to retiring. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Palm City, Suffolk County P.B.A. & Alumni, New York State Police Conference, International Police Association, Connetquot Masonic Lodge #838, Life member of Community Ambulance, and had been the past president of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Surviving is his beloved wife of 48 years, Karen L. (Gerdts) Coombs, of Stuart, his 3 loving sons, Edwin L. "Ed" Coombs, Jr. of Holbrook, NY, Robert E. Coombs, of Jensen Beach and Scott D. Coombs, of Valparaiso, IN, his sister, Phyllis Hanke, of Stuart and his 5 adoring grandchildren. Memorial Contributions may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2655 SW Immanuel Drive, Palm City, FL 34990. Services will be held on Wednesday August 14th, 2013 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Palm City 11 AM with Pastor Tom Hartley and Pastor Ron Hughes officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Memorial Park, Palm City. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Martin Funeral Home & Crematory, Stuart, FL. Online condolences may be made at www.heavencalled.com
Published in the TC Palm on Aug. 13, 2013