Edward H. Schlaupitz, 73, of Ponce Inlet passed away on Friday February 19th 2016. He was born November 29th, 1942 to Edward and Eva Schlaupitz in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He lived in Roselle Park, NJ and attended school there. He graduated from Roselle Park High School. He then enrolled in Newark State College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in education. He worked for the Singer Company in Elizabeth where he was a Production Control Supervisor. Subsequently, he worked for Lockheed Electronics in Plainfield, NJ where he supervised production of various military electronic hardware systems for the Department of Defense. After living in Matawan, Jackson, and Point Pleasant Beach, he moved to Florida in 1984 where he became a motel operator of the Algiers and later the Sunshine Beach Motel in Daytona Beach. He resided in Wilbur by the Sea at the time. After leaving the motel business, he went on to operate the Docksider Restaurant on the river in Ponce Inlet. He lived in Ponce Inlet for 18 years where he enjoyed the beach and fishing. He lived the last five years at Harbour Village where a wonderful, friendly atmosphere promoted camaraderie and close relationships. Ed is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marian, and two sons, Brian of Daytona Beach Shores and Craig of Wilbur by the Sea. He is also survived by Craig’s wife Elizabeth and Brian’s companion Candy Hodges. He is also survived by sister-in-law Pat Wirth, her husband Bill, daughter Bridgit and her daughter Haley, brother-in- law Kevin Conochan, his wife Debra and their daughters Jillian and Kelaine. He will be missed by his family and friends who knew him as a generous, caring and loving husband, father and friend. A Memorial Service will be held at Harbour Village Marina Room on Saturday March 5th at 11:00 a.m. Please join us for a celebration of Ed’s life. Arrangements are in the care and trust of Baldwin Brothers Funerals and Cremations, Port Orange, Florida.