He passed away peacefully on January 20, 2013.
Ed was a life-long resident of Spokane who attended Gonzaga Prep High School after which he began his beloved 44 year career in 1940 with the railroad at the Northern Pacific Railway which later became the Burlington Northern from which he retired in 1984.
Ed was also a proud veteran of World War II serving from December, 1943 to March, 1946 in the Marine Corps in the Southwest Pacific after which he was honorably discharged.
He then returned to the Northern Pacific where he met and married his much-loved wife, Josephine A. Stimson on June 14, 1947 to which he was married for 65 years.
In addition to his fascination with “railroading” Ed’s interests included fishing, hunting, gardening, and bird-watching.
He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Agnes Aiken and brother Michael Joseph Stimson.
Ed is survived by his wife Josephine A. Stimson of Spokane, daughters Lynn Stimson of Albany, Oregon and Carol Stimson of Seattle, Washington along with his sister-in-law Katherine Davis of Seattle, Washington and sister and brother-in-law Matilda and Ray DeGabriele of Seattle, Washington along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 3327 S. Perry Street, Spokane after which a reception will be held at the Church.
Inurnment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Inland NW Rail Museum, Catholic Charities of Spokane or the Spokane Audubon Society.
Please visit Ed’s online memorial at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.
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