In Memory

Edward L. Fairchild

Edward L. Fairchild Jr., 75, of Toledo, Ohio, passed away July 6, 2023, with his family by his bedside at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Ed was born November 13, 1947, in Toledo, Ohio, to Edward and Virginia (Kornet) Fairchild Sr.

Ed was a graduate of Woodward High School and served in the US Army during Vietnam. Ed worked for the Bersticker-Scott Funeral Home as a funeral attendant for the past eight years. Ed also worked for Doehler Jarvis Company in Die Casting for 30 years, and the Andersons in the Produce, Bakery and Deli Departments for 16 years.

Ed and his wife Linda were members of the former Alexis Congregational Church where he served as pastor for a number of years before their merger to Stateline Community Church, at which he served as a deacon of the church.

Ed was a longtime member of the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron since 2005, most recently serving as Chaplin. Ed was also a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary of District 9 since Dec. 19, 2011, serving on many committees and was most recently Vice Division Commander.

Ed had the privilege of going on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., in November 2022, after being on the waiting list for three years. He also enjoyed growing roses in the yard of his home and at one time attended to over 100 individual plants. One of Ed’s favorite Bible verses was Isaiah 40:31. He has collected many Eagle memorabilia, statues, T-shirts and plaques over the years.

Surviving is his wife of 56 years, the former Linda Brown, whom he married on April 8, 1967, son Brian (Cindy) Fairchild, and daughter Tamara (Jeff) Mental, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents and sister.

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