Born and raised in Lancaster, PA. Ed graduated from JP McCaskey High School and served 4 years in the United States Air Force. While attending high school, Ed was a member of the 1957 Central Penn Championship Football Team. His other achievement awards during his life include 2004 induction into the Susquehanna Chapter of the PA Sports Hall of Fame, 2006 J. Freeland Chryst Sports Achievement Award and induction into the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame. H. Grant “Tick” Hurst Memorial Award as Lancaster/Lebanon Chapter of the PIAA Basketball Official of the Year 1994. Recognized for 35 years of being a Sports Official with the PIAA. 1981 Scott Spangeburg Memorial Award for dedication, sincerity, and attitude as a American Softball Association fast pitch Umpire. Ed, has been involved in many avenues in his community such as Treasurer since 1984 PA Recreation Vehicle and Camping Association. Has been involved with Hospice and Community Care since 1984, and the last 16 years has chaired the Hospice Sports Memorabilia Labor Day Auction. His involvement with Hospice has earned him awards such as the James Sheckard Community Service Award from Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame May 2016, Service to Mankind Award from Sertoma Club of Lancaster 2014, Service to mankind Sertoma West Central District Award for 2013-2104. Ed has been also been involved in his community a PIAA Basketball Official for 35 years, PIAA Baseball Official for 15 years, Fast Pitch American Softball Association Umpire for 23 years, as well as a Women’s College Softball/Basketball Official for 7 years. After 43 years of service at Fulton Bank/Fulton Financial Corporation, Ed retired as Senior Vice President. Ed has been a member of the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame for 10 years and currently serves as chairman.
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