ELK RAPIDS — Edward E. Walsh, age 76, of Elk Rapids, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, July 10, 2013. He was born Oct. 26, 1936, in Dearborn, to Earl and Dorothy (Henderson) Walsh.
He was raised in Melvindale and graduated from Melvindale High School. After high school he attended MSU and went on to Henry Ford Trade School to became a journeyman tool and die maker.
Ed worked for over 30 years for Chrysler Automotive.
He married the late Germaine Angyan in 1956. Together they raised six children. Ed and Germaine moved to Elk Rapids in 2000.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed boating and going for walks in the woods. He also enjoyed watching the birds and the sunset from his window.
Ed was a hard worker and amateur historian.
He will be greatly missed by his children, Katheline (Bill) Biniak, of Alabama, Karene (Mike) Kimble, of Sterling Heights, Edward (Ann Marie) Walsh, of Traverse City, William (Nancy) Walsh, of Roseville, David (Robin) Walsh, of Bloomfield Twp., and Carolyn Walsh, of Elk Rapids; 18 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two siblings, Leora Upton, of Bellville, and Claude (Sharon) Walsh, of Elk Rapids; and a sister-in-law, Suzanne Angyan, of Sterling Heights.
Besides his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his wife, Germaine in 2008.
A memorial service will be held later in the summer.
Memorial contributions in Ed’s name may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.