Edmund Ray McCurdy Jr.

March 29, 1926 ‒ October 16, 2018

Ashley, Ohio

Edmund Ray McCurdy Jr., 92, of Ashley passed away Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 2018 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born March 29, 1926 in Oxford Township to the late Edmund McCurdy Sr. and Edith Ilo (Good) McCurdy. After graduating from Ashley High School in 1944, Ed went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Army during World War II. On April 4, 1945, he married the love of his life Aileen Frances Rutledge. Together they celebrated over 73 years of marriage.

Ed served as branch manager for the Farm Bureau Co-Op and Landmark for many years. He was a member of the Ashley American Legion for 70 years and served on the Ashley Fire Board, and the Ashley Village Council and Ashley Union Cemetery Board for 45 years. He also was a member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau.

He enjoyed working in his yard, fishing and hunting. Family oriented, he enjoyed attending activities of his children and grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife, Aileen; sons, Edmund R. (Stephanie) McCurdy III of Overland Park, Kansas and James (Marty) McCurdy of Delaware; daughters, Cecelia (Michael) Longanecker of Tucson, Arizona, Carol (Gary) Wise of Delaware, and Lori (Kenneth) Poole of Plain City; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his sister Frena A. Weiser.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Ed’s caregivers Holly, Trish and Janet for their wonderful care and concern.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 19, 2018 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where services celebrating Ed’s life will follow at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery with military honors provided by the Delaware County Veterans Association.

Contributions in Ed’s memory may be made to Honor Flight Columbus, P.O. Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

To share a fond memory of Ed or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Condolences from the Hickman Family, Jamie, Jorjia, Francie and Frank
    Ed McCurdy was truly a pillar of our community and I have such good memories of him as we traded at the Ashley Farm Bureau. It was a thrill to travel with my father, James Hickman, to the Farm Bureau to do business. Ed was always in a jovial mood and he had a good word and a smile for folks as they came into the office. Good memories of visiting the office while our cow feed was being ground and dropping a nickel into the machine for a bottle of Coke. Sometimes, if you had another nickel you could get a handful of peanuts to go with that Coke!
    Finally, our memories include that fact that Ed would look you in the eye, ask how you were doing (unusual for an adult to take notice of a youngster in those days) and actually wait for you to answer.
    Ed McCurdy was a good man, a Veteran, a fine citizen of our community, and one of America’s Greatest Generation. He has left behind a proud legacy!

  • My wife, our children, and I were neighbors of “Mr. McCurdy.” We loved speaking with him. It was usually on his daily trip up or back from the Post Office or other locations “downtown.” His love of family and country was always on his mind. We would always get a wave as he was out on the riding mower taking care of the lawn. Will will miss him and our experiences, however brief, with him! What a wonderful person! A true role model for us and our boys! God Bless all of you. We will keep you in our prayers!
    Mike, Megan, and sons