November 9, 1937 - October 7, 2021
Spanaway, Washington - Ed completed his last flight in the early morning of October 7th. Ed was born and raised in Woodstock, Vermont. He graduated from Woodstock Union High School, where he participated in football and was a ski patrol member. Upon graduating from high school, he volunteered with the United States Air Force that became his career for 22 years. He was a flight engineer for C130 aircraft, serving in the Vietnam War, Panama crisis, and the Cuban crisis. As a decorated war veteran, one of his defining moments was his presence during the release of the POWs at the end of the Vietnam War. He and his squadron had the honor of flying many of the POWs home.
Ed was a kind and generous man to his family, friends, and fellow airmen. When Ed retired, bowling became his passion.
Ed will be missed by his wife of 62 years, Linda; son, Bryan; daughter, Traci; grandchildren, Bryce, Corey, and Zachary; great-grandchildren, Mabel, Mila, and Maxwell; and his best friend, Jake.
Donations to your favorite charity
may be made in Ed's honor.
Ed will be laid to rest with full military honors at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA, on October 27th at 1 PM. All are welcome.
Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Oct. 17, 2021.