Edward âEdâ Earl Ebersold, 81, of Lansing, NY, passed quietly on June 16, 2018, with his family nearby. Born in Hornell, Ed chose to make Lansing his home, where he lived the majority of his life. In 1966, he married Margaret and was her husband for over 52 years. Along with gaining a wife, Ed also chose his children at the time he said âI doâ. The family was very fortunate that this man, husband and father by choice, loved and gave to each wisdom, encouragement, understanding and just the right amount of discipline that led to each following the example set. He often spoke with pride of every child, and subsequently his grandchildren and great grandchildren. They in turn, let everyone know that the reason they succeeded was due to the influence and love he showed. In addition, his sense of humor and work ethic was outstanding. As an employee of New York State Electric and Gas for 42 years, Ed was responsible to see that the power plant operated efficiently and, when there were outages, he was the first called to resolve the problem, as his supervisor knew heâd get the job done.
Ed also proudly served this country, first as a Marine and then in the Army. During his military career he was stationed in Germany and shared his experiences with family and friends.
Though there is so much more to share about the love and joy he gave us, it would require more print than the Wall Street Journal!
Ed is survived by his wife, Margaret âPegâ Wilkinson; children, Karen Fuller, Robert Homan, Roger Homan (Michelle), and John Homan (Janice); grandchildren, Melanie Koehler, James Clark Miller (Roxie), Christopher Miller (Sarah), Rachel Miller (Matt Nickel), John Fuller (Kate), Madison Homan (Joshua Turner), Jessica Homan (Robert Saylor), Sarah Tobey (David), and Lilly Fuller (Ken Hillicoss); and great-grandchildren, Paige Williams, Haley Miller, Tanner Miller, Rowan Tobey, Mackenzie Hillicoss, and Juniper Tobey. Ed is also survived by his siblings, Ronald Ebersold (Elaine), James Ebersold (Betty), Sylvia Frederes (Bruce), and Larry Ebersold (Erin). He was predeceased by his parents, Earl and Doris Ebersold, and his loving daughter, Colleen Homan.
The world has truly lost one of its most precious gifts.
Calling hours will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Road, Lansing, NY 14882. Services will be on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 1 p.m. at Lansing Funeral Home. Burial will be private. Donations may be made in Edâs name to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.