Edmund “Ed” H. Waite

October 17, 1940 ‒ December 26, 2018

Bellville, Ohio

Edmund “Ed” H. Waite, 78, of Bellville passed away December 26, 2018 in Riverside Hospital in Columbus.

He was born October 17, 1940 to the late Ralph and Sarah (Wilkes) Waite in Houtzdale, Pennsylvania.  Ed attended Shawnee Senior High with the class of 1959, and married his high school sweetheart Gloria Wilson on August 23, 1958.

Ed worked at Empire Steel for 33 years and later for Ariel Corporation in Mt. Vernon for 12 years.  He was also a dedicated 32nd degree Mason with the Mansfield Masonic Temple Venus lodge #152.

Ed dearly loved his family, who all adored him, and he will be missed greatly by all that knew him.

He is survived by his wife Gloria of 60 years and 4 months; children Greg (Barbara) Waite, Steve Waite, Joy McMullen, David (Cindy) Waite, Eddie (Angie) Waite and Julie Wolfe; 15 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother Ralph Waite and a grandson Ryan.

Ed’s family will receive friends Thursday, January 3, 2019 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home from 2 – 3 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. James Charles Wilson II will officiate with burial to follow in Bellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ed’s memory to the Mansfield Masonic Temple may be made at the funeral home.

Please share a fond memory or message of condolence at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Julie, I know you loved your dad. You spoke warmly of him all the time. I cant imagine the pain you and your family are experiencing during this time. I pray that you are comforted by memories and knowing he is at peace.

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  • Gloria and Family,
    Extending our deepest sympathies to you all upon the sad news of Ed’s passing.. We also lost our Dad this year…Dad always considered Ed a good friend when they worked at the Steel Mill together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time of loss.. God Bless..

    Jim and Sherry McFerren and Family

  • Ed is a real gentleman and friend . I enjoyed working with him at Ariel. Prayers for the family at this very difficult time. RIP Ed.

  • So sorry to have heard. Prayers to the family. I know Ed will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you.

  • Dear Barbara and Family,
    I am saddened to hear of your Father”s passing. I am asking our Heavenly Father for comfort and strength for you.

  • Rest in Peace Ed. You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You will be mourned, missed, and never forgotten by all members of your Family and friends.A family man with more integrity than the majority of humankind.

  • Ed and Dave I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I always enjoyed talking to him at work. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  • Very sorry to hear this. Rest In Peace Ed. I have lots of fond memories of you giving Dave and I your words of wisdom and trying hard to keep us out of trouble. You will be missed by many and your memory will endure thru your wonderful family

    God speed

    Rick Gibson

  • Ed, Dave and Steve, a better man I’ve never met. I am truly saddened by this news and for the family.

  • Uncle Ed was a wonderful, kind hearted , hard working and fun loving man to anyone who ever knew him.He suffered for many years, but few knew just how much because of his great sense of humor and wonderful loving care from his bestest sweetheart ever, his wife of over 60 years, Aunt Gloria. Which my heart goes out to her and the whole family, because I know, how hard this is for all of them,not be able to see his smile or hear his cheerful loving words anymore.
    Try to be comforted some, in knowing he is no longer in pain, and he is in heaven , always looking over the ones he loved and the ones who loved him. My family and I send our love and prayers from Texas and regret we are unable to attend Uncle Ed’s funeral, to pay our respects to him and the whole family. May God be with you all. He will be missed dearly.
    Love , Opal’s daughter, Dee Curtis and family .