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Edwin Ed Ozelius, of Woburn, died Sept 21, 2015 after a short illness. A resident of Woburn since 1965, he graduated from Brockton High class of 1944, enlisted in the US Navy in Dec 1944 and served in Boston, Chicago, Gulfport MS and Dublin GA. After discharge he graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Economics, class of 1951 and in June of the same year married Irene Anderson also of Brockton. He worked for RCA Aerospace in Burlington, Mass., as a Manufacturing Manager building the Apollo Lunar Lander Rendezvous Radar System. He attended the launch of Apollo 13 and received a Certificate of Award for Excellence on the Apollo Space Program. Ed retired from RCA in 1988. After retiring, Ed and Irene traveled the United States and Europe including three trips to Sweden. Researching and traveling to many Civil War battlefields, Ed was active in the local Civil War Roundtable. During retirement, Ed enjoyed carpentry and woodworking, building various projects from furniture pieces to large outdoor decks and stairs. Also during retirement, he developed a passion for collecting and refurbishing antique radios. Ed was a member of the Antique Radio Club and attended many meetings. A strong family man. Ed actively helped raise four successful children. He was involved with the Boy Scouts in the 1970s, was a lifelong Red Sox fan and often took his children and grandchildren to Fenway Park. He enjoyed golfing and loved to take the family for summer vacations to Cape Cod and Wabanaki Campground in Freedom, N.H. His six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren meant the world to him and he always made time for them. Eds basement workshop was affectionately known as The Magic Basement to everyone because it was a never ending source of wood projects, train sets and many games of darts for grandchildren of all ages. Outside of his family, Eds longest commitment was to Redeemer Lutheran Church, Woburn MA. Ed was the property chairman for many years and was known as the Man Who Knows Everything About Everything. Up until the last weeks of his life Ed was still fixing doorknobs and directing repairs at Redeemer. In addition to his wife Irene, Ed is survived by two daughters, Jean Brey and her husband Gary of Beverly, Joyce Ozelius and her husband Laurence McCaig of Londonderry, N.H,; one son, John Ozelius of Woburn; and he was preceded in death by one son, the late Steven Ozelius. Ed is also survived by his daughter in law, Maritza Ozelius of Fitchburg; six grandchildren, Christopher Brey and his wife Lisa of Calif., Andrew Ozelius of Malden, Matthew Ozelius of Brighton, Peter and Ethan Ozelius of New York City, Anna Ozelius of Orlando, Fla.; and two great grandchildren, Jesse and Taylor. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Connie Ozelius of Plymouth; and he was preceded in death by one brother, the late Gordon Ozelius. Visiting hours will be at the Graham Funeral Home, 3 Arlington Rd., Woburn on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4 - 8 p.m. A memorial service will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Rd., Woburn on Saturday, Oct. 3, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Eds memory be made to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 60 Forest Park Rd., Woburn, MA 01801
Published in The Tewksbury Advocate from Sept. 27 to Oct. 8, 2015
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