"Dear Nancy and family, my heart goes out to you for losing a wonderful person much too early. I will never forget meeting you and Ed at sunset on the beach of Anna Maria Island. What followed was a wonderful and special friendship over the years that I will forever cherish. The beautiful memories of our good times together will stay in our hearts."
It was such a great experience for me to develop a life-long friendship with Ed when we were at Northern Michigan University (NMU) together. We wound up being Phi Theta Pi fraternity brothers, where he was my "Little Brother" as a pledge in our fraternity. As you likely know, Ed went on to do so many great things for many years for NMU.
We maintained our friendship for all these many years. He was such a special friend and Ed was always there for so many people when they needed his friendship, his advice, and his wisdom. God Bless Ed, and God Bless all his family members as they deal with his passing."
"Dear Nancy and Family, my deepest sympathy to all. Although we lost touch over the years I always will remember the good times with Ed and family and through our high school years. I too will remember his smile and friendship. May you rest in peace my friend."