In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant sister Martha Bartosh, siblings Caroline (Stanley) Baron, Hilda Rose (William) Murga, Richard F. (Ruth Ann) Bartosch, and a nephew, Robert Baron.
Surviving are his nieces and nephews whom he loved since the day they were born and had a momentous impact on their lives with his constant presence, encouraging words, and wisdom: Carol (Tom) Britton, Janet (Tom) Smith, Mary Anne (Scott) Michigan, Stephanie (Rich) Grey, Eric (Clarissa) Bartosh, David Baron, Nancy (Bill) Winschel, Susan (Jerry) Cawley, Caroline (Scott) Baron Myak, great nieces and nephews, Blaise, Emily, Hannah, Anastacia, Mikhayla, Skylar, Nathan, David, Barbara, Christopher, Timothy, Matthew, Marissa, Jessica, Alicia, Caitlin, Kristen, Stephanie, Nicholas and many close colleagues and friends including Ray Morrow and the "Breakfast Club".
Edward attended Saint Veronica School and was a 1960 graduate of Ambridge High School. He earned his undergraduate degree in education from Slippery Rock University and his Master's Degree in counseling from Duquesne University. He began his journey in education as a teacher in the Beaver Falls School District and shortly afterwards was recruited by the Ambridge Area School District where he was a junior and senior high school teacher. He ended his 35 year tenure as Director of Guidance in 1999. He was a member of the PSEA-NEA, PASR, Beaver County Counselor's Association, President of the Beaver County Coordinating Council, a union negotiator/representative, and a brother in the Knights of Columbus. He mentored many former students whom later became life long friends. He was a life time parishioner of Saint Veronica Church/Good Samaritan Parish where his faith, trust, and love for God were inspired and continued to flourish and guide him throughout his life. “Mr. B” enjoyed bicycling and could be seen riding his bike throughout the Ambridge area. He spent his last two years in the loving care of the Britton home which he affectionately called “The Resort”. It is here that he peacefully took his last breath while holding Carol's hand.
Mass of Christian burial will take place on Friday, August 7, 2020 at 9:30 AM at Good Samaritan Parish, Ambridge. Interment will follow at Saint Peter Cemetery, Butler where he will be buried near his parents.
The family would like to thank Father Joe Carr and the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice, Joyce, Lauren, Silvana, and Sister Janice for their excellent care and compassion.
Arrangements are handled by Kasper-Hahn Funeral & Cremation Svc. Inc., Ambridge, 724-266-2549.