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Edward R. Sundheimer

Edward R. SundheimerEdward R. Sundheimer, age 78, of Canton, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2009, at home, with his family by his side, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born April 27, 1931, in Strasburg, he was a son of the late Ralph and Hulda E. (Fankhauser) Sundheimer. 

He was a graduate of Strasburg High School class of 1949.  Prior to entering The United States Army, he worked for Columbia Transportation Company as an able body seaman for two seasons.  While serving in the United States Army, as a Teletype repairman, Ed obtained the rank of Corporal and was a guardsman.  He served during the Korean War and upon completion of his services, Ed was honorably discharged.  When he returned home to Strasburg after serving his country, he worked as a Teletype operator in Cleveland.  Eventually, he became a central office technician for AT&T/Ameritech in Canal Fulton and retired after 39 years of service.  He was a member of The United Church of Christ in Navarre.  He was a wonderful role model, father, husband, and family man.  His gentle heart made him a joy to be around.  With his quick wit and sense of humor, he lightened up a room.  Ed was a simple man that enjoyed gardening and loved taking trips with his wife, Jean.  A quiet and gentle man, he was a friend to everyone he met and he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Jean A. Sundheimer, to whom he was married for 48 years on July 2;  his son, Barry Sundheimer of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Beverly L. and Gordon R. Green of Dellroy; sister, Jane Helle of Midvale; grandson Steve R. (Michelle) Green of Carrollton; granddaughter Kelly L. Green of Canton; and two great grandchildren Shelby and Stevie Green. 

Ed was preceded in death by his cousin Herb Sundheimer; nephew Thomas Helle; and brother-in-law Ralph Helle.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 11a.m. in Reed Funeral Home Canton Chapel, with Rev. Bert Ambrose officiating.  Burial will follow in Sunset Hills Burial Park. Calling hours will be Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6-8p.m. and one hour prior to the service from 10-11a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.  Those wishing to send condolences or share a fond memory may sign the Reed On-Line Guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.

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