Edmund Ray McCurdy Jr.
March 29, 1926 ‒ October 16, 2018
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