NEWARK — A funeral liturgy for Edwin W. Schath, 85, of Newark, formerly of Cincinnati, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 66 Granville St., Newark, with the Rev. Jimmie Hatfield as celebrant. A commital service will follow at 4 p.m. at Joseph Cemetery, 3819 W. 8th St., Cincinnati, with military honors.
Edwin died May 10, 2012, at Flint Ridge Nursing & Rehab Center, Newark. He was born Aug. 20, 1926, in Batesville, Ind., to the late Edwin and Camilla (Stizman) Schath.
Ed was a former member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Cincinnati where he was a choir member for over 20 years. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Sheet Metal Local 24. Ed was an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed his granddaughters. He was a caregiver by nature and a loving person.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Camilla and Mike Egan of Newark; granddaughters, Kelly (Brent) Diley, Kristin Egan and Mackenzie Egan; great-granddaughter, Kennedy; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Imolee) Schath, George (Dottie) Schath, Tony (Judy) Schath and Charlie Schath; sisters and brother-in-law, Mitzie (Tom) Bauer and Bea Nobbe.
He was preceded in death by his wives, Phyllis (Ionna) Schath and Beatrice (Collins) Schath; son, Edwin Michael Schath; brothers, Paul and John Schath; sisters, Anne Wettering, Mary Clare Shutter and Irene Gauck.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 N. 21st St., Newark.
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