Submitted by a friend and brother firefighter
Ed lived a rich and fulfilling life. He was in the best business one could ever be a part of‚ the business of saving lives. This was exemplified through his 17 years of service as a Firefighter with the City of Riverside‚ as well as the time he spent as a member of the Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force 6 in which Ed was deployed with after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
His sense of humor‚ strong work ethic and devotion to his job‚ family and his fellow brothers and sisters of the R.F.D. will be remembered as a source of happiness to all of those who knew him.
Ed will also be remembered through his high school‚ St. John Bosco‚ by a scholarship set in his name and through the Riverside City Firefighters Association Local 1067 who will continue to raise money for the Arrowhead Burn Center. Ed played a huge part in raising money for burn survivors and helped each year with sending kids to the annual summertime burn camp with t-shirts‚ hats and backpacks.
Forty-three years of memories will help those who knew him best‚ even in these – the darkest of times‚ to remember him for the great man and hero he was.
Ed is survived by his wife Nanci‚ Daughter Lauren‚ Sisters Sylvia‚ Anita‚ and Maria along with his mother Graciela as well as the Brother and Sisters of the City of Riverside Fire Department and the Riverside City Firefighters Local 1067.