Edward M. Greenleaf
Birth Date: May 10, 1965
Death Date: Jul. 06, 2012
Edward Greenleaf, 47, of Biddeford, died Friday, July 6, 2012 at his home, following a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born May 1, 1965 in Norway, ME, a son of John S. and Arlene M. (Chase) Greenleaf and was educated there graduating from Telstar H.S. in Class of 1983.
Edward was a graduate of the Apprenticeship Program at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard where he worked for ten years. He studied for and became licensed as a paramedic. He had worked in the field of emergency services since the age of fifteen. Currently he was employed at York Hospital in the Wound Healing Unit and was also working as a paramedic with the Wells, ME Emergency Medical Services.
On September 21, 1985 he married Kathy Stackpole in Locke Mills, ME.
He was an avid golfer, Disney lover, and softball player, having played twenty years with the Joe & Ed’s Diner softball team.
Edward is survived by his wife of 26 years Kathy Greenleaf and children Ryan and Jillian of Biddeford.
Also surviving him are:
Christine Greenleaf and her fiancé Ross Swain of Andover, ME
Joan Greenleaf of Standish, ME
Sondra Withey and her husband Rodney of Locke Mills, ME
A brother Bruce Greenleaf and his wife Susan of Vermont
And several nieces and nephews
There will be no visiting hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday July 10th at St. Joseph’s Church in Biddeford. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Biddeford. Arrangements are by Hope Memorial Chapel, 480 Elm Street, Biddeford, ME 04005. Donations in memory of Edward may be made to American Cancer Society, New England Division, Inc. 1 Bowdoin Mill Island, Suite 300 Topsham, ME 04086.
Our deepest sympathy to the Greenleaf family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Norm & Sylvia Clanton
Our prayers go out to your family during this very sad time. We are so sorry to hear about Ed.
Gisele & Dennis Roy
Kathy, Ryan & Jillian, we were so sad to hear that Ed had passed away. So many wonderful memories of him. I remember him taking the boys to Manchester to see a WWF Match. He was such a funloving man!!!
Bill "Noog" Manoogian
My deepest sympathy to the Greenleaf family. Ed you were so much fun to be around. You always brought laughter and smiles to many people. You touched many peoples' lives with fun and humor. It's a tough loss for the civic center family and the medical family that you were a huge part of. You leave us way to early. I'll miss you. God bless you my friend. Noog
Sam& Pat Eames
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. May you take solace in the memories.
Not fair, Kathy, deepest sympathy to you and your children.
So sorry for your loss.Ed was a great friend and caregiver since the days of B & L .He always had a kind word and made you smile.He will be missed
Kathy and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. I am so thankful for the great memories Ed gave to Christophe and the friendship that they shared. He left an imprint on him both professionally and personally- truly, Special Ed.
Peace be with you all.
Steve Locke Jr.
To the entire Greenleaf family, thank you for sharing Ed with us. Special Ed will always be my hero, I will never forget that smile when you and Lou brought my Dad back to life in the lobby of the Civic Center:) We had many great times, whether it be at La Kermesse, the Civic Center or on the Softball Diamond, Thank you my friend. Rest in Peace.
We have not met and I have not seen Ed in person for over 20 years, but I feel the loss of Ed keenly. Ed's battle with cancer started before my own. He was a real inspiration to me. His strength and grace made my recovery much more likely. You and Ed's Brother and Sisters have my deepest sympathy. You and they will be in my prayers during this difficult time.
The Nugent Family
Kathy, Ryan and Jillian, We were saddened to hear about Ed and are so very sorry for your loss. We have so many great memories of Ed, especially of him laughing and joking around with the boys. He could always make you smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you and sending hugs from Charlotte! The Nugent Family, Mike, Deb, Trevor, Taylor, Kristen and family
Ed, we miss you already! I pray that you are somewhere in a better place with Sue. Thank you so much for all the wonderful laughs and memories you made for us at WEMS and the PFD. I feel blessed to have known you...Kathy, Ryan, and Jillian my deepest sympathies to all of you. You're in my thoughts and prayers always. xoxo
Paul & Sherry Perreault
To Eds entire family, we would like to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ed always had a joke to share, a hand to lend and a hug to give. We will forever cherish the times we shared by the pool, at the Rochambeau Club and on the little league field. Through these difficult days, always remember the happy times. He will be missed by all.
Kathy, Ryan and Jillian. You know how much Ed meant to me. I can only imagine the amount of pain you are suffering. We know that he is at peace now. I know he is up there starting a softball team waiting for me to come up and catch that crazy curve of his. I can't wait to give him another chest bump when i get there. Know that my prayers and love are with all three of you and your families.
You will greatly missed my friend
JIM & PAULINE GORMAN
REST IN PEACE ED YOUR GOING TO BE MISSED
We will be praying for Ed and the family through these tough times. Our condolences from the Norman and Cindy Perron of Sanford, me. Thanks for some great memories at the shipyard.
So glad to have had "Special Ed" in my life at one point in my life. One can definately say they will never forget him. He was not only a great caregiver but a caring person who was a joy to be around. His smiles, laugh and butt will be missed by all. Even though he leaves us physically, he leaves such wonderful memories to all whom knew him. My heart goes out to you as a family to lose someone so special.
Kelley Andrews Haubois
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your children, Kathy. It was my pleasure to know Ed since the B&L days. He was a true friend,always kept you laughing and always had an "up" attitude. He touched hundreds of people. Truly a gift.
Kathy, Ryan and Jillian, we are so sad to hear about the passing of Ed. You are all in our thoughts, Ed was such a wonderful person always smiling and encouraging the kids when he was around. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. The Morin family, Dolly, Norm, Jessica, James and Joshua.
Tom & Holly Rousseau
Kathy, Ryan, Jillian and all of Eds family we are so sorry for your loss. Ed was an amazing man and always came to every softball game and put a huge smile on your face. We are sorry for what you have had to go through the past years. He will be sorely missed and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time.
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