Edward “Ed” Mead passed away on Wednesday, 4 October, at Evergreen Commons nursing home in East Greenbush.
He was born on July 26, 1941 and grew up in Voorheesville, NY, the son of Harold “Coach” and Norma (Weidman) Mead. After high school, Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was stationed at McGuire AFB, and Naval Station Argentia, Newfoundland. As air crew he traveled frequently to Europe and the South Pacific — he was particularly fond of New Zealand. When he returned, he worked for Master Pools in Voorheesville, eventually starting his own business selling and installing redwood hot tubs (The Cooperage) before moving to Florida where the pool business was better. There he established a very successful company (The Pool People) building custom residential and commercial pools. On retirement, Ed returned to Voorheesville and enjoyed driving his tractor and being a gentleman farmer.
Ed is survived by his daughter Debra and his “favorite” cousin Lynn Crounse; as well as by three ex-wives: Nola York, Joni (Murray) Molyneaux, and Elizabeth “Betti” (Carpenter) Mead.
Donations can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund; dedicated to funding research into preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's Disease; in Ed’s name.
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A Memorial Tree was planted for Edward
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Reilly & Son Funeral Home Inc