TRAVERSE CITY — Edward John Limina, 79, of Traverse City, a full-blooded Irishman who was very proud of his heritage, passed away on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2013, at Bortz Health Care in Traverse City.
Ed was born on Thursday, October 12, 1933, in Detroit, the son of Peter and Mary (Ward) Limina, immigrants from Ireland. Ed married Patricia Ann Hagan Kost on Saturday, July 2, 1977, in Mt. Clemens.
Ed had been a supervisor at General Dynamics prior to his retirement in 1991, having worked for the company for 39 years. He and Pat had made their home in Harrison and Clinton Townships up until his retirement, when they moved to a home on Bass Lake in Traverse City. Ed was a kind-spirited man who loved and was loved by many. He had enjoyed deer hunting and fishing over the years, outings on his pontoon boat on Bass Lake and was a Tigers, Lions and MSU fan. He attended St Patrick Catholic Church and was active in the Traverse Hills Condo Association.
Surviving Ed are his daughters, Karen (Dan) Bradley of Harrison Twp., Julie (Bill) Mullaly of Almont, Michelle (Bob) Grassa of Onekema, Susan Badalucco of Washington Twp.; his stepchildren, David (Katherine) Kost of Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., Diana (Eddie) Zutantas of Shelby Twp., Kathy Kost and her close friend Beth Ball of Traverse City; his grandchildren, Nicole (Steve) Cholette, Bill (Dena) Mullaly, Megan, Melissa and Matt Grassa, Ashley (Mike) Chrzanowski, Jeff Kost, Stephen and Nicholas Zutantas; his sister, Mary (Paul) Witt of Clinton Twp.; several nieces and nephews; and his first wife and mother of his children, Dolores Lee of Fort Gratiot.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Pat, on Jan. 8, 2012; and his son-in-law, Dennis Badalucco.
Visitation for Ed will take place Friday, March 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, where a Scripture Service will begin at 7 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, The Rev. Fr. Greg McCullum will preside. Visitation will take place at the church beginning at 10 a.m.
The family asks that memorial contributions in Ed’s memory be directed to Hospice of Michigan, 900 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686, or to The Father Fred Foundation, P.O. Box 2260, Traverse City, MI 49685.
Please share your memories of Ed with the family by way of his online guest book at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.