Ed was an avid chef, welcoming family and friends into his home over the years to cook and enjoy many wonderful meals, which were always prefaced with the toast his father Seymour proposed, “to many more occasions like this.”
Many family members looked to Ed for guidance, and as cousin Erin said, “he was a sage presence dispensing wisdom from a lawn chair, with a Gallic shrug and an elegant tinge of a New York accent.”
Ed is survived by his soulmate and wife of 54 years, Anna; children Janet (Tim) Dobrovosky of Skaneateles; Amy (fiancée Arthur George) of New Haven, Vt.; and Edward Jr. (Katie Demers) of Panama City, Fl.; grandchildren George, Joanna, and Olivia Dobrovosky; Ian and Neil Brons; and Hailey and Trey Egert; brothers Bob of Chico, Ca., and Charles of Paris, France; and numerous cousins.
He was our hero, fighting leukemia like a true warrior with dignity and grace; our guiding star, showing us the way; and our anchor, keeping us all together. We will miss you forever.
Services are private with a live-stream link: https://youtu.be/4xyx-SD24y4, a celebration of Ed’s life at a later date. He will be buried in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Skaneateles. Donation’s in his name can be made to the Wilmot Cancer Center at Strong Memorial Hospital.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)
i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
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