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Edmund Dwight Weed

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Edmund Dwight
Weed
ROME
Edmund Dwight Weed, 88, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on December 11, 2013, at the Siegenthaler Center of Hospice in New Hartford. In 1951, Ed came to Rome to teach Physical Education and was tasked with starting a varsity wrestling program. Over the course of his career he coached football, wrestling, track, and was a wrestling official. He continued officiating even in retirement. He was inducted into the Section III Wrestling Hall of Fame and the Rome Sports Hall of Fame. Ed retired after 32 years of teaching, but his interest in mentoring young people continued throughout his life. Being an avid skier, he enjoyed coaching the Alpine Ski Team at Woods Valley and taking groups of teens on ski trips through the Elks Club. Since the early 1970's, Ed was an enthusiastic volunteer with the Special Olympics. He thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of a good Bridge game with friends and at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center. Attending the social events of the Tramp & Trail Club of Utica with his wife was very important to Ed. Predeceased by his wife of 39 years, Clare Varga; his sister Betsey Kelly; and his step-son J. Patrick McNamara; Ed is survived by his second wife, the former Nancy McNamara; his daughters; Claudette (Richard) Wielechowski, North Platte, NE; Bonnie (Charles) McGinnis, Novi, MI; Anne Marie (John) Watson, Gansevoort, NY; step-children, Maggie (Phil) Telander, Michael (Ann-Marie) McNamara, Sean (Deborah)McNamara, Terence McNamara and his companion, Jennifer DeProspro. He also leaves sixteen grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at 11a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the First Presbyterian Church, 108 W. Court St., Rome. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ed's memory may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, Hospice and Palliative Care of New Hartford, or the Rome Sports Hall of Fame. Arrangements have been entrusted to Nunn and Harper Funeral Home, Inc., 418 N. George St., Rome. You may view the obituary and send a message of sympathy at: www.nunnandharper.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Jan. 7, 2014
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