Edward Carpenter

Obituary of Edward L. Carpenter

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Ed died, January 12, 2022….after a fierce battle with lung cancer. The Marine Corps motto "Adapt & Overcome" served him well. Ed was born in Elmira, NY on 7/19/47, the third child of Edward L. & Mary Kolanach Carpenter. He attended Elmira City schools, graduated from EFA 1966 & CCC 1968. Ed enlisted in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict & proudly served his country from '68-'70. He was honorably discharged with rank of Sgt. Upon discharge, Ed joined the family business, Leupelt's Photoengraving, as an apprentice, journeyman, master photo engraver & partner with his brother, Rick. Ed & Rick served the Elmira business community for over 25 years. Ed continued his support of family & community through his work at Eastern Metal/USA Sign, Elmira College & as coach for many years with Tom Sawyer Youth League. Ed was an original & life-long member of EJ Brewer Marine Corps League, a member of Vietnam Vets of America & a communicant of Most Holy Name of Jesus/ St Mary's Parish, Elmira. Ed was pre-deceased by his parents, brother & sister-in-law Ronald J. & Connie Bushman Carpenter & many special aunts & uncles. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Susan Wylie Carpenter, sons, Brian M. Carpenter and wife Kate, Horseheads, NY with Ed's beloved grandsons, Patrick & Connor; Todd W. Carpenter with Jessica Segal, Fishkill, NY; sister Susan M. Carpenter Niver, AZ; brother & sister-in-law Richard & Roseanne Sassano Carpenter & nephews, Ron, Jeff, David, Rob, Kevin & Michael. Throughout his life, Ed enjoyed fishing at his favorite spots including Keuka Lake. He was a true & loyal NY Giants fan with their great successes & painful failures. But his greatest pleasure was being the #1 cheerleader at Patrick's & Connor's athletic/ performing arts events. Ed was the quintessential "fixit man" with many accomplishments over the years - altho' Murphy's Law was often a factor. But always, at a successful conclusion, Ed's comment would be "Damn I'm good!" Yes, you are, Ed. Ed's calling hours will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. A livestream of the service will be on YouTube; subscribe to McInerny Funeral Home. Military honors, with committal prayers, will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Ed's family is very grateful for the great kindness & care he received & friendships made through Corning Cancer Center & CareFirst Hospice Services. Those wishing to remember Ed may make a donation to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post NY 14870 or Chemung County Meals on Wheels, 409 William Street, Elmira NY 14901.
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Tuesday
18
January

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Tuesday
18
January

Funeral Service

7:00 pm
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States
Wednesday
19
January

Final Resting Place

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Woodlawn National Cemetery - Columbarium
1825 Davis Street
Elmira, New York, United States
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