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Edward M McDonald
  • April 28, 1935
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  • March 15, 2013

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Ed was born on April 28, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to Edward J. and Sophia (Balon) McDonald. He married Jean Marie Smykowski on June 16, 1956 at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, New York. He served in the United States Marine Corps. October 28, 1953 to October 25, 1955 as PFC (E2) with 3rd Battalion Reinforced, 6th Marines, 4.2 Mortar Platoon – Mediterranean Cruise on the USS Monrovia AP A-3. He received the National Defense Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal. Ed worked at the Elmira Water Board, Owner/Operator - Ed McDonald Excavating and Ed's Heads Portable Toilets until his retirement in 2002. He was a member of the American Legion. He is survived by his wife Jean and children William (Dianne) McDonald - Elmira, New York, Michael (Stephanie) McDonald - Pine City, New York, Mary (Alan) Comstock - Elmira, New York, Paul (Missy) McDonald - Elmira, New York, Julie (Rick) Pendleton - Pine City, New York,  Grandchildren Heather (Mark) Kowatch - Woodbridge, Virginia, Tony (Alicia) Brimmer - Elmira, New York, Ryan (Becky) Pendleton - Elmira, New York, Daniel (Tina) Pendleton - Elmira, New York, Jenifer Comstock (fiance Tom Prenatt) - Franklin, Indiana, SSG Bryan (Corine) Comstock - Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Nichole (Dante) Bocage - Pine City, New York, Chelsea McDonald - Elmira, New York, Tiffany (Calvin) Mattison – California, Hannah and Elliot McDonald - Elmira, New York, William E. McDonald - Westfield, Pennsylvania, oDonald J. McDonald - Mariah McDonald - Elmira, New York, Amanda Scott - Nikki Randall,  Great Grandchildren Devon Youngblood - ELmira, New York, McKenzie Pendleton - Elmira, New York, Zackery Pendleton - Elmira, New York, Bryson Adam Comstock - Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Nolan Michael Bocage - Pine City, New York, Evelyn Chelsea Bocage - Pine City, New York, Stella Elise Comstock - Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Cortney Marie Kowatch - Woodbridge, Virginia, Mariah Brimmer - Elmira, New York, Matthew Brimmer, Kenzie Jo Brimmer, Caley Austin-Brimmer, Brothers/Sisters Mary Ann Kianka- Syracuse, New York, Richard (Kathy) McDonald - Bath, New York, Dorothy (Konrad) Ostrowski - Pine Valley, New York, Joseph (Patricia) McDonald - Elmira, New York, Daniel (Jeanne) McDonald - Elmira, New York, Brother-in-law Richard (Patricia) Smykowski - Kittery, Maine, Several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by father (Edward) in 1982, mother (Sophia) in 1993, sister (Betty Drake) in 2002 and Sister (Edna Maloney) in 2011. Services will be planned for June in Elmira, New York. Send the family a condolence at www.BaldwinCremation.com.  

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  1. Mike & Candy Girardi says:
    20 Mar 2013
    Dear Jean and family, Thank you for the telephone call Bill. We are very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. It was a pleasure living next door to you for the past 33 years. We have lots of memories. Swimming pool, talks on the car port, Ed's supivisor during the garage construction, and many more. We will never forget you. Hope to see you soon. Love Mike and Candy

  2. Angel (Wilson) Odom says:
    19 Mar 2013
    Dearest Family of Ed McDonald,
    I join with so many others who knew Ed in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the end of a very long and productive life.
    The measure of a life well-lived is not in how much money one has or what possessions they have accumulated, but rather through the lives they touched and the sorrow they leave behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived.
    May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him. From our family to yours our thoughts and prayers are with you..Your family has been apart ours for many many years. (The Wilson Family)

  3. Patti Wenze says:
    18 Mar 2013
    Aunt Jean I was so saddened to here Uncle Ed passed. I will always hold him dear to my heart and have fond memories of him. May you recieve comfort and love from God during this sad time. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I also want to extend my sympathy to all the rest of the family too and may they also find comfort and love from God. Love Patti

  4. anne & Bo says:
    17 Mar 2013
    my heart goes out to you and your family.His big grin will be held dear forever anne & Bo

  5. Dee (Anthony) Boswell says:
    17 Mar 2013
    Jeannie and family, So sorry to hear about Ed, Jeannie any time I think of you and Ed it puts a smile on my face. Love you both. May he rest in peace, love and prayers for the whole family.

  6. Vanessa Caissie says:
    17 Mar 2013
    Jean and Family,
    It has been such a blessing for me to have been able to spend so many Fridays with the both of you.I will miss Ed, and am so sorry for the pain you are all going through.I love you.

  7. Brenda & Jack Gill says:
    16 Mar 2013
    Jeannie, Julie, Mary, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Eddie is up there with Dad (Uncle Dick) planning their next prank on us and not feeling any pain. Love you.

  8. Tom Kianka, Linda Fairfield says:
    16 Mar 2013
    Aunt Jean and Family
    Sorry to here about Uncle Ed. Loved him a lot never forget working for him. I will never forget him. See you all in June

  9. Linda Wilson Rockwell says:
    16 Mar 2013
    Jean and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Ed. My prayers to you and all of the kids and families. I have many fond memories of Ed, you and your family.He was a great man and outstanding husband and father.He touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with.I will never forget him.

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