Edward Richard Herald
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Edward Richard Herald
  • July 4, 1943 - January 23, 2018
  • Lake Mary, Pennsylvania

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Edward Richard Herald, 74, of Lake Mary, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, surrounded by his adoring family. He was born July 4, 1943 in Norvelt, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Edward and Florence (Leonard) Herald. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas, and his sister, Kathleen. Ed will be greatly missed and is survived by his loving family; his wife, Yvonne (Vaia) and two children, Kathleen Herald of Sanford, Florida, and Edward Herald and his wife, Ivette (Abreu), of Chicago, Illinois. He will be especially missed by his two grandchildren, Elise Herald and Edward Herald. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he began working for Bell of Pennsylvania, now Verizon, where he spent his career, building, monitoring, and maintaining telephone exchanges, for over 30 years before retiring in 1996. Edward lived his life to the fullest, bringing joy and humor to the many lives he touched throughout the years. Family was everything to him and it showed in the way he lived his life each and every day. He was an active member of the AMVETS, lifelong member of the Elks, and the American Legion, where is served as the local commander for a number of years. A memorial mass honoring him will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, at 10 am at All Souls Catholic Church, Historical Chapel, 800 S Oak Avenue, Sanford, FL. Memorial contributions in Edward's name may be made to the American Heart Association or Saving Tiny Hearts at savingtinyhearts.org.