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Beloved Los Angeles Reserve Deputy Sheriff,
Age 62 passed unexpectedly on Wednesday (December 27, 2017) in Riverside, California. Funeral information: Date: January 10, 2018. Location: Calvary Chapel, 22324 Golden Springs Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 (located near CA 60 W and Grand). Viewing will be held at 10:00am with a memorial service directly following at 11:00am. In memory of Edward, in lieu of flowers, please consider donations in honor or memory of Edward Cellucci to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org
Ed was born the son of CWO-USMC Costanzo Cellucci (deceased) and Elizabeth (Lombardi) Cellucci (deceased) on December 14, 1955 in Brighton, Massachusetts. The family moved to southern California in 1957 and there Ed remained. After college, he was immersed for a time as an accomplished jazz drummer and had recently started drumming again. Ed spent his latest years working for Plast-O-Matic Valves, Inc., in Orange County, California as a sales representative and was promoted to national sales manager traveling extensively in the U.S. and more recently to Asia. Ed always followed his dreams… with a full work schedule and at the age of 52, he entered the police academy and passed the challenging tests to become a licensed deputy in the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, assigned to the Pico Rivera Station in California. Ed had a deeply compassionate soul and he donated much of his time and money over the years to charitable organizations and those in need.
Ed was a warrior, at the top of his game. This was displayed most effectively when he entered the 2017 City of Hope's "Fight for Life" charity that was held for the City of Hope's pediatric cancer patients. The boxing event earned him the nickname Ed "Boom Boom" Cellucci at his station, when the captain praised him for his courage in entering the ring for the first time and challenging the deputy who was ranked #1 in the division. Ed lasted every round and lost on points only, earning him a trophy. Ed also participated annually in the Baker to Las Vegas Run, a desert relay race. Ed loved jogging, scuba diving, tennis, and anything that challenged him physically…he attained the rank of Kung Fu Master in Kung Fu San Soo. He loved telling a good joke and had a great sense of humor.
Ed is survived by his loving wife, Elaine and brother-in-law, Stephen Hawkes of Trabuco, California, devoted children, son, Jordan Ferguson of Orange County, daughter, Morgan James and her daughter Emory and son Jesse of Indio, California, son, Talon Ferguson and wife Arthy, and their son Fyuri Edward of Portland, Oregon; and Ed's siblings, brother Robert Cellucci and wife Elizabeth Cellucci of San Francisco, California; sister Judith Ann (Cellucci) Janicki and husband, Mike Janicki of Mesa, Arizona; sister Christine Cellucci of Tamarac, Florida; sister Constance (Cellucci) Nardozzi and husband, Robert Nardozzi of Henderson, Nevada; sister Carlotta (Cellucci) Kettle and husband, Rupert Kettle of Kingston, Washington; and all of his nieces and nephews.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Jan. 6, 2018
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