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Edward L Hempfield
  • September 08, 2013
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  • September 22, 2013

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Obituary

Edward L Hempfield, 82 years young went home on Sunday, September 22, 2013. He served our nation in the US Navy in Korea. He moved to Orlando in 1972 and enjoyed a career with Walt Disney World as a landscaper. He leaves to cherish his memory his high school sweetheart, soulmate and wife of almost 60 years Patricia (nee. Troy), sons Michael (Carol) of St Augustine, John (Julie) of New Hampshire, daughter Mary (Steve) Cochran of Downington, PA, Catherine (Kady) Hempfield of Orlando, sister Nancy (Donald) Kelley of Waynesboro, VA, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Memorial Mass will be 8:30 AM Monday, October 7 at St Paul’s Catholic Community Church 1302 Sunshine Avenue Leesburg followed by Life Celebration at the Holy Family Community Room at the church. Committal will be at Florida National Cemetery.
Memorial donation may be made to St Paul’s Catholic Church Ministry to the Sick 1302 Sunshine Avenue Leesburg FlL34748 or World Vision at www.worldvision.org.
 







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  1. 07 Oct 2013
    Eric Beach says:
    My dear Uncle Rusty will be dearly missed. So many of my fondest memories growing up include him. There are so many stories that they would fill a book. He was a larger than life character that never meet a stranger. " To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." My Uncle Rusty was a huge success!

  2. 03 Oct 2013
    Greg Seiple says:
    Knowing and working with Ed was a joy. I appreciate so much the laughter he brought to everyone he came in contact with. Spending time with him simply made your day brighter. I had the pleasure of working with him on a landscaping crew for a number of years and the funny stories would fill a book. I will never forget Ed walking through the rain with a garbage bag over him because he forgot his rain gear at the shed. He put it over himself, tore a small hole to see through, and strolled right through throngs of people carrying his lunch box as we all doubled over in laughter. He loved his family, his friends, and life itself. We were all blessed to have known him and sure will miss him!

  3. 02 Oct 2013
    Jim Charlton says:
    On my first day at Disney as a landscaper I was assigned to a team that Ed was on. I was young and Ed trained me to the Disney Horticulture ways and protected me. I can picture and hear his laughter even now. I will never forget the time Ed and I were attacked by audio-animatronic Indians. i'm sure Ed never forgot.