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Edward Ellis Zyne
1951 - 2018
Caballero Rivero Westchester
8200 BIRD RD
Miami, FL
Zyne, Edward (Eddie) Ellis passed away suddenly on November 2, 2018 in Miami, Florida. He was born February 6, 1951 in Miami, the second of three children of Ellis and Alice Zyne. Raised in Miami, he enrolled in the seminary as a teen but soon discovered his love of music and his talent for playing the drums. He graduated from Coral Gables Sr. High. Eddie moved to New York City to start a band. Instead, in 1974 he auditioned for and won a place as drummer in a fairly new band: Hall and Oates. Over the years he played with some of the best: Todd Rundgren, the Monkees reunion tour, and Foghat. In recent years Eddie drummed for fan-favorite south Florida bands: Slow Ride, Dreaming in Stereo, and the Livesays. He often told fans that he had been very fortunate, but he credited being prepared and the support of his wife for making his musical life possible. Eddie is survived by his loving wife Susan; his mother Alice Zyne of Coconut Grove; his sisters: Evelyn Vaughn (Tom) of Savannah and Lisa Kirk (Bill) of Cutler Bay; his sister-in-law Linda Sankpill of Cutler Bay; his nieces and nephews: Lissette Lima (Giovanni), Allison Stephanuik (Scott), George Albarran, William Kirk, Thomas Kirk; and his great niece and nephew: Isabella and Julian Lima. In addition he leaves his Aunt Louise Ganem and many loving cousins in Florida and Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Eddie's favorite charity: Spirit of Harmony Foundation
Published by the Miami Herald from Nov. 6 to Nov. 7, 2018.
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1:18am 11-04-18
Suffer in heart the loss of a friend, a child laughs in the background, joy ~ sorrow but inches apart...
david vandenberg
August 2, 2019
Eddie and I were high school friends and fellow drummers. We had just reconnected and I was excitedly to see him I was so saddened by the news of his death he lives on in sprit and in the hearts of all those he met and I know he touched the hearts of all he knew and met RIP my dear friend
Maurice Sheetz
December 2, 2018
Kerrynn Kraft
November 21, 2018
Very sorry to hear about Eddie's passing. He was a great musician and a great person. We were honored to get to know him through his music.
May God bless you all during this difficult time.
Jackie & mom Jeanne Heintz
November 20, 2018
In the Bible at James 1:17 it says that: Every good gift comes from above...
Mr. Zyne was able to use his gift and talent to be successful.
May God be with you all and give you strength during this difficult time. So very sorry for your loss.
November 10, 2018
Dear Susan, "I heard the news today, oh, boy..." I'm so very sorry. There are very few couples I've known in my life who can match the loving kindness I saw between you and Eddie.
Such a good, good guy. I wish you a peaceful heart.
Your long ago friend- Sandy - Sara Allen, Millbrook , NY
November 10, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family for the loss of your loved one. May prayers strengthen you and memories comfort you, and may our Lord Jesus Christ and God our Father, who loves us, comfort your hearts and "make you firm". (2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17)
November 9, 2018
My God comfort your heart's and give you strength during this sad time 2 Thessalonians 2: 16,17
Joe Miami Florida
November 7, 2018

May you hold dear the memories of your loved one and may they bring a smile to your face. Hoping the one true God brings you comfort and hope to your heart. Matthew 5:4
November 7, 2018
It was great to be on tour with Eddie back in 1984, we were "favorite room mates"and we stayed in contact since. I always loved talking with him, he was so positive! Eddie, I will miss you!
Reinhard Besser
November 7, 2018
Very sorry for your loss and a super star drummer.
Mary Fitzgerald
November 6, 2018
We are saddened to hear about the passing of Uncle Eddie. I'm sorry we can not be there tonight or tomorrow. Praying for you, Aunt Alice and all of Eddie's loved ones.
Jennifer, Trey, Jordan and Lake Lytal
November 6, 2018
Sending love to Eddie and his family. May our memories of his joyful music-making live forever!
Jean Lachowicz
November 6, 2018
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I was so very sorry to hear the news.
Lisa Perciavalle
November 5, 2018
a loved one
November 5, 2018
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