We Remember Those We Have Lost – November 11, 2016

Edward T. Weitzel, Jr.

BERLIN — It is with heavy heart we announce the passing of Edward T. Weitzel, Jr. on Oct. 14, 2016 at home.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Barbara Weitzel (nee’ Musella), their dog Lizzie, brothers Wayne and Robert, and sister Margaret Hanley, daughters Barbara (Charles), Lori (David), Susan (Ronald) and Patricia, along with six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edward T. Weitzel, Jr.

Edward T. Weitzel, Jr.

Ed was born July 26, 1927 in Baltimore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Weitzel, Sr. (Baltimore City Police) and Barbara Sanders Weitzel, his brother Frank and his sisters Marie, Catherine and Helen.

Ed grew up in Baltimore and enlisted in the US Navy, serving in World War II on the USS Rockbridge (APA 228) in the South Pacific as part of the Joint Task Force conducting the first atomic bomb test in the Marshall Islands. Before retiring, Ed worked for the McDonald’s Corporation as a Regional Real Estate Manager in their Site Development Department. He was a long time member of the Knights of Columbus. Ed was an avid collector of Big Band music and created his own library of thousands of big band songs, vocalists, and movies from the 1940’s. His favorite singer was Frank Sinatra, and he possessed a wealth of information about all entertainment trivia during this era.

Ed was a longtime fan of the Orioles, Ravens, and the Baltimore Colts. His favorite adult libation was a Manhattan “up” with some cherry juice and he converted many to his signature drink. On Oct. 14, many Manhattans with cherry juice were raised in honor of a truly remarkable, witty, man.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in Berlin. Rev Joseph MPR Cocucci officiated. Inurnment was in Arlington Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his memory may be made to Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com