Edward A. Sheldahl
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EDWARD ARLO SHELDAHL  1953 - 2011  
Age 58, of Alexandria, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2011 from cancer. He was the loving husband of the late Cathy Sheldahl who died in July 2010. He is survived by two children, Annalisa and Evan; his mother Edwina (Queenie) Sheldahl of Arlington. He is also survived by his brother David of Fox Island, WA. Edward was born in Arlington, VA, graduated from Yorktown High School in 1971. He earned his BS from Georgia Tech, becoming a Civil Highway Engineer. His entire career was with the Federal Highway Administration retiring in 2010. Before marriage he was a member of First Trinity Lutheran Church in DC and then Franconia United Methodist Church. Relatives and friends may call at Jefferson Funeral Chapel, 5755 Castlewellan Dr. Alexandria, VA on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at Franconia United Methodist Church, 6037 Franconia Rd. Alexandria, VA. Interment Fairfax Memorial Park. There will be a repast at the church following the burial. Memorial contributions may be made to Franconia United Methodist Church. 



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Published in The Washington Post from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28, 2011.
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November 3, 2011
Modesty is always in fashion...that's what immediately comes to mind when remembering Ed. I met Ed as a coworker in 1988. He turned into a lifelong friend for my wife and me. We spent a very memorable week vacationing at Lake Powell on a houseboat and I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know Ed. To Ed's extended family, my deepest condolences.
Lloyd Rue
October 29, 2011
Dear Family of Edward:
We were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Edward. Members of our community, First Trinity Lutheran Church, remember him fondly. We pray that the family will be comforted by the promise of the ressurection. May God be with you during these difficult days. Pastor Tom Knoll, First Trinity Lutheran Church
October 28, 2011
Dear Edward,

It is hard to believe we lost you so quickly and did not even have a chance to say goodbye. At least, you and Cathy are together again. You will always be in our memories.

With love,

Your brother-in-law George Cheng and family Cindy, Harry, and Jenny.
George Cheng
October 28, 2011
Dear Edward,

We will always treasure your visits to China and your love for our sister Pei-Min. Our love and prayers are with your children.

With Love,

Your sisters-in-law Pei-Luo Cheng, Xiao-Qing Cheng, Pei-Li Cheng, and Family
Xiao-Qing Cheng
October 28, 2011
Dear Edward,

Thanks for being a loving husband to my daughter Pei-Min. You had been a wonderful addition to our family. You will be dearly missed.

With love, Your mother-in-law Huang, Shou-Lin.
Shou-Lin Huang
October 28, 2011
Dear Edward,

It is hard to believe we lost you so quickly and did not even have a chance to say goodbye. At least, you and Cathy are together again. You will always be in our memories.

With love, Your brother-in-law George Cheng and family Cindy, Harry, and Jenny.
George Cheng
October 28, 2011
We will miss Ed. We enjoyed the outings with Ed, being a neighbor in the area and working with him in the CA Division. He was a kind person and always considerate of others. We pray that God will keep Ed in his memory and we shall keep his family in our prayers.
Bill &Marilyn Wong
October 27, 2011
I enjoyed working with Ed in the California Division. He frequently had that one of a kind "Ed" grin. It was great to have him join us on our District 7 team in LA. He made me smile/laugh often.
Rick West
October 26, 2011
While working with Ed in the CA Division of the FHWA, I looked up to Ed during my very early career with FHWA. Ed was always there to help out the young Engineers in the office. He was also one of the instigators of our HOT Mix softball team that participated in league play and our annual Caltrans/FHWA softball game. Ed will be greatly missed and his family are in our prayers.
Jeff Holm
October 26, 2011
I worked with Ed when he was in the FHWA California Division. He was such a nice, unassuming guy. We were all so glad when he married Cathy and had a family. My most sincere condolences to his family for this great loss.
Nancy Bobb
October 26, 2011
I'm so sorry to hear of the lost of Ed. Ed and I use to work at the Division Office and developed a good working relationship. I'll be praying for the family and know that God is with you all.

Sharron Willis
Sharron Willis
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