Ed Eccles

September 20, 1961 ‒ May 29, 2012

Mansfield, Ohio

Ed Eccles’ heart controlled his inner most emotions. It allowed him to be forthright, dynamic and sometimes impulsive. His heart moved him to compassion on many occasions, and it helped him maintain levity when life’s circumstances turned dark.

Nearly as big as his smile, Ed’s heart was stilled, passing him to rest, Monday morning May 29, 2012. He was 50.

Born Edward Eccles on September 20, 1961 in Neptune, NJ to Al and Virginia (Morris) Eccles, he was graduated from Neptune High School in 1979.

A former corpsman with the U.S. Navy, he had worked in the clerk of courts office for the city of Mansfield, and as a bartender at Alternatives.

Ed could be stubborn, but had a great sense of humor and spent quite a bit of time on eBay and Facebook.

He is survived by his husband Steven Schultz of Mansfield, whom he married May 25, 2003; a son Christopher Schultz of Newark, DE; his father and stepmother Al and Karen Eccles of Neptune, NJ; brothers and sisters-in-law Steven & Donna Eccles of Seaside Park, NJ, Michael & Michelle Eccles of Ft. Wayne, IN; his mother-in-law Sharon Schultz of Lexington; dear friends Joyce Sesco, Melssa Strojek and Joan Dedden; step sisters Leeann & David Failla of Howell, NJ, Debbie & Louis Reiggieri of Brick, NJ and Paula Wilson of Parker, AZ; along with several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Eccles.

His family will receive friends Friday, June 1, 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be in Lexington Cemetery.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Ed’s family, and private condolences to them may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com