Edward Martin Wadman, Jr.

May 15, 1942 ‒ May 10, 2003

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Edward Martin Wadman, Jr., 60, of Garver Road, Mansfield, died Saturday May 10, 2003 in SCCI Hospital, Mansfield, following a 14-month illness.

He was born May 15, 1942 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to Edward M. Sr., and Geraldine Brightbill Wadman, was graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1960, and attended both The Ohio State University and Ashland University.

Ed retired in 1994 from ARMCO Steel as Division Director of Industrial Relations, following 30 years of service.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, where had had served the congregation as elder, and was currently serving as Township Trustee for Washington Township.

A volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Ed served on the Board of Directors of both the Salvation Army and The Volunteers of America.

Ed was a member of the Richland County Fish & Game Club, Mansfield Liederkranz, Sons of Herman, National Rifle Association, American Trap Shooting Association, Sports Car Vintage Racing Association, Vintage Sports Car Drivers Association, Sports Car Association, and the American Motorcycle Association.

A loving husband, devoted father and doting grandfather, he is survived by his wife Ann Elizabeth Sollenberger Wadman, whom he married June 19, 1964; two daughters and a son-in-law Michelle A. and SFC Keith Minard of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and Lisa C. Wadman of Mansfield; three grandchildren Bailey, Amanda and Brett Minard; his mother Geraldine Haerle of Apopka, Florida; two half brothers Derek and his wife Sharon Wadman of Sunnyvale, California, and Rick Wadman of California; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a host of dear friends.

In addition to his father, his stepfather Robert F. Haerle preceded him in death.

Friends may call in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home Wednesday May 14, 2003 from 4-8pm. A memorial service will be held Thursday May 15, 2003 at 11 am in the First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road. The Rev. Dennis R. Allison, Dr. David Hartzfeld and the Rev. Donald Holtzapple will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery on German Church Road.

Memorial contributions to the Ed Wadman Scleroderma Research Fund may be made at the funeral home.