“beloved husband and father”
OSWAYO, PA---Edward J. Lundy, 88, of Oswayo, passed away Monday, October 24, 2016, surrounded by his family at the home of his youngest son, Edward W. Lundy IV in Oswayo, PA, who was his pride and joy.
Born May 14, 1928 in Bolivar, NY, he was a son of Edward W. and Wilma M. Goodnoe Lundy. On November 27, 1954 in Shinglehouse, he married Carole Jean Scott, who survives.
In August of 1944 at the age of 16, Ed enlisted in the Merchant Marines and served on the USS Vagrant. In December of 1954 he enlisted in the US Army being medically discharged in November of 1955 as a Private E2. He was a World War II and Korean War veteran.
Ed attended Bolivar Central School and was a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post #530 and attended the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed spending time at the Leek Mountain Preserve in Oswayo. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, craftwork and riding horses along with antique dealing. Most of all, Ed loved spending time with his family and telling stories.
Surviving besides his wife are seven daughters, Jean M. Porter and Rachelle M. (Roger) Kellogg, both of Shinglehouse, Carole J. (Nicholas) Troupe and Georgia L. (David) Goodwin, both of Coudersport, Leta M. (Michael) Brimmer of Harrison Valley, Toni L. (Louie) Haight of Bradford, and Judy (Ken) Doty of Olean, NY; four sons, Thomas E. (Sharon) Lundy of Shinglehouse, Bruce A. (Pam Hamrick Knotts) Lundy of Ulysses, Edward W. Lundy IV of Oswayo, and Edward “Rusty” Lundy of Sparrows Point, MD; 29 grandchildren; 43 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; a half-brother, Ronald Winsor of TN; and a special brother-in-law, Matthew Turk of Shinglehouse.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a half-brother, James Winsor; 3 half-sisters, Barbara Tilley, Linda Winsor, and Patty Winsor; 4 brothers, Robert, Richard, Paul and Earl Lundy; a sister, Louise Turk; 2 grandsons, Jonathan Denhoff and Joseph Lundy; and a great grandson, Jonathan Goener.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle Church, 1127 Rte 44, Shinglehouse, where a memorial service will follow at 4pm with Pastor Curt MacDonald, officiating. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Thursday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired may be made to the Leek Mountain Preserve, 497 SR 244 East, Oswayo, PA 16915.
Ed’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ed, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.