Edward Leonard Sax, born on the 26th of February 1925, in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, entered his heavenly home on Thursday, the 9th of March 2017. He was 92. Waiting to greet him there was his loving wife Martha, his parents Frank and Sophie and his siblings, Valentine, Frank Jr., Stephen, William, Robert and Irene.
He proudly served our country as a Marine in both World War II and the Korean War. His love of sports resulted in him being a successful Johnstown High School basketball star and later as a high school basketball referee and little league baseball umpire.
Ed had a very strong work ethic during his years at Laurel Management Company in Pennsylvania and GC Services in Houston, and upon retirement his desire to help others was demonstrated through his volunteer work at Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital for over 15 years. He was a long standing member of St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church and was a friend to all and loved dearly by everyone including his children, Carol Whitmore and husband Stobie, Diane Blackman and husband Sam, Tom Sax, Michelle Fehlman and husband Paul; and grandchildren, Meghan DiPaolo and husband Danny, Ben Whitmore, Sammy Blackman, Maddie Fehlman and Christopher Fehlman. He is also survived by siblings Anna Mae Griffith, Delores Kasper and husband John, and Carl Sax and wife Carol; as well as many nieces and nephews, and dear friend Margaret Arredondo.
Ed was a great husband, father, grandfather and friend, and was a true hero to his family. He taught them the importance of family, faith, honesty and hard work, and was known for his witty sense of humor. His exuberance for life is the legacy he passes on to his children and grandchildren.
Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from half-past six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening on Monday, the 13th of March, following a recitation of the holy rosary which is to commence at six o'clock.
A Mass of Christian Burial is to be offered at half-past ten o'clock in the morning on Tuesday, the 14th of March, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 11720 Joan of Arc Drive in Houston, where the Rev. Eli Lopez will serve as celebrant.
The Rite of Committal is to follow, via an escorted cortège, in the Gethsemane Terrace section of Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery in Houston.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in his memory be directed to the American Cancer Society at P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK, 73123; to Houston Hospice at www.houstonhospice.org.; or to the VFW at www.vfw.org.
Published on March 11, 2017