4/3/2009 2:30 p.m., Ft. Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area B
Edmund Raymond Shuster
December 21, 1923 :: Englewood, CO
March 21, 2009 :: Highlands Ranch, CO
Edmund Raymond Shuster was born December 21, 1923 in Englewood, Colorado. The youngest son of immigrant parents from Europe died March 21, 2009 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado at the age of 85.
Ed is preceded in death by his oldest daughter Linda Jacobsen, his only son Scott Shuster, his parents and 5 siblings. He is survived by his sister Helen Redle age 95 of Englewood, Co, his wife of 45 years Irene Shuster of Littleton, CO, 3 daughters, Cindy (Chuck) Mattivi of Thornton, CO, Vickie Rosenbach of Denver, CO, Christy (Dave) Alberts of Denver, CO, 3 step children, Linda (Butch) Dyer of Tyler, TX, Karen (Bob) Barkley of Greeley, CO, Scott (Regina) Richardson, 14 grand children, 12 great grand children,
6 great, great grand children and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed served 3 years in the US Army during WWII fighting in the South Pacific. He attended Denver University for 2 years majoring in accounting and The American Academy of Denver for watch repair. In his early years he liked to fish, camp and pan for gold. He enjoyed fixing up houses (to turn & sell) and loved to garden and landscape. He reconditioned the tubing and the player mechanisms in 5 player pianos. He got a lot of enjoyment from playing the piano and composed a couple of songs. He loved playing card games, gambling and chess. Ed retired from the United States Post office as a letter carrier after 23 years of service.
His first airplane ride was with his wife Irene to Germany where they toured the countries of France, Luxembourg, England and Holland. Later as a seasoned traveler they toured the towns in Yugoslavia where his parents were born, visited Israel, Egypt and drove to Canada.
During his 46 years as a friend of Bill W. he choose to live one day at a time, grasping his spiritual life and taking any hand that reached out, sharing the light that was given him.
For those of us that felt his unconditional LOVE, we will miss him greatly.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Vista Care Hospice, 4350 Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 250, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033 and American Cancer Society, at P.O. Box 22718
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or online at http://www.cancer.org/docroot/don/don_0.asp?from=hpbox.