CRESTLINE — Edwin C. Stump Jr., 79, of 524 Cloverdale Ave., Crestline, died Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at Mill Creek, Galion.
Ed was born in Shelby on Sept. 26, 1931, to the late Edwin C. “Doc” and Pauline L. (Sutter) Stump Sr. He married Shirley A. Grant on Sept. 14, 1957, and she survives him.
Ed was employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad and Ohio Steel Tube “The Tubie” in Shelby until retirement in 1992. He also worked in construction with Paul Blubaugh. Ed was a member and commander for two years of the American Legion Post 488, Crestline. He traveled to Canada many times with his fellow members of the “Fraternal Order of Walleyes and Black Flies.” He was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Crestline. Ed proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Ed enjoyed fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. He played football, basketball and baseball while attending Crestline High School. Ed was All NOL his senior year in football, and played on the American Legion Team for baseball. Ed enjoyed woodworking. He made and donated walking canes to Lowe-Volk Park and helped the founding members.
Ed was a board member of the Crestline High School Sports Hall of Fame.
He is survived by his son, Jeffrey “Alan” Stump, Mansfield; his daughter, Margery A. (Lee) Tasseff, Mansfield; his two grandchildren, Natalie Tasseff and Grant Tasseff; his niece, Denise Hagy, Ontario; and numerous cousins.
In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Donna Jean Hagy.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Mark A. Schneider Funeral Home, Crestline. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, Aug. 15, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Crestline, with the Rev. Michael A. Geiger celebrant and Deacon Bill Horning. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Crestline. Full military honors will be given at the graveside by the U.S. Army and the Crestline/Galion veterans organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made to the family at masfh.com.
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