Edmund Galindo, 88, of El Centro passed away on May 15, 2021. Eddie was born on September 27, 1932 in Imperial and lived in the Valley most of his life, raised on a dairy farm and attended Imperial schools. He was a military vet joining the Army in 1955 and trained as a medic and health inspector. After the Army, he moved back to the Imperial Valley and worked at the Bracero Center. Afterwards, he worked as an X-ray technician at the Port of Entry in Arizona. Three years later, he relocated to New York as a quarantine inspector. Wanting to move back to the Imperial Valley, he transferred to El Centro and worked as an immigration inspector for the Port of Entry. He retired in March 1995 and began travelling the world visiting Hawaii, Mexico and Europe. He loved family gatherings and playing games. He was a kind and gentle soul who loved to laugh, saw the good in everyone and was a pillar of strength to his family. He is missed everyday. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dolores; his parents, Jose and Josefina; brothers, Barry and Tony; sisters, Carlota and Mary Carmen; son-in-law, David Brown and grandson, Sebastien. He is survived by his his wife of 47 years, Luz D. Galindo; his five children, Annette Brown, Monica (Mike) Cavanah, Mark (Ofelia) Galindo, Rene (Eddie) Tsiao and Eddie (Candy) Galindo. He's also survived by his 9 grandchildren, Armando, Marc, Hailey, Diego, Ryan, Nina, Lannie, Sarah, and Brooklynn and great- granddaughter, Olivia. Mass will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021 with Rosary being said at 9 a.m. and service to follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church in El Centro and will be officiated by Father Mark Edney.
Published by Imperial Valley Press Online on Jun. 13, 2021.