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Edward William Shreve


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Edward William Shreve

Cincinnati - On January 20, 2018 in Cincinnati at age 94. Ed is remembered for his dedication to his family, his devotion to education, science, and world affairs, and his ability to fix just about anything.

His wife of more than 60 years, Mary (Dice) Shreve, predeceased him in 2009. Born on a farm outside Muncie, Ind. July 9, 1923, the only child of Estella and Roy

Shreve, he graduated from DeSoto HS and interrupted his college education to serve as a weather officer during World War II. As a 1st Lieutenant in the 20th Air Force he earned 3 Battle Stars in the Pacific Theatre.

Ed returned home to finish at Ball State Teacher's College and met fellow undergraduate Mary. They married in 1948. Ed was a part-time farmer and full-time teacher in Muncie until 1960 when Ed and Mary moved for a year, with their three young children, to East Africa. As a Fulbright scholar, Ed taught math at a boy's school in Moshi, Tanzania, at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro. The family traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe thereafter.

Completing his Masters, Ed and family moved to Cincinnati in 1963. He was Assistant Superintendent with North College Hill Schools for 20 years.

Upon Ed's retirement in 1984, Ed and Mary became small business owners. They received an Ohio Senior Volunteer Award for their volunteer work including Meals on Wheels. They continued to travel internationally.

Ed is survived by his three children, Debra Carter (Richard) of Danville, Calif.; Joseph Shreve (Joanne) of Cincinnati; and Joyce Hedges (Scott) of El Cerrito, Calif. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Ryan De La Fuente (Alejandro) of San Carlos, Calif.; Josh Shreve of New Orleans, La.; Rachael Shreve of Cincinnati; and one great - grandchild, Olivia De La Fuente of San Carlos, Calif.

The family would like to thank all those who lovingly cared for Ed at the Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community and elsewhere as he lived with increasing memory loss. Ed's life will be celebrated on Saturday, March 10 from 2- 5 p.m. at Marjorie P. Lee (3550 Shaw Ave., Hyde Park). Commemorative gifts may be made to the (www.alz.org).
Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Mar. 4, 2018
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