Edward C. Chandler, 78, of 876 W. Washington St., Bradford, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at the Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born April 28, 1934 in Bradford, he was a son of the late Edward S. and Rachel (Simpier) Chandler. He was a 1952 graduate of Bradford High School.
On July 8,1961 in Bradford, he married Sandra V. (Peterson) Chandler who survives him.
Mr. Chandler enlisted with the U.S. Army on Oct. 2, 1956 and served in Germany; he was honorably discharged Oct. 2, 1958.
Upon returning from the service he worked at Airco Speer, Boise Cascade, at Zippo as a security guard and delivery person for Ott & McHenry. He also served as a loan officer for the Bradford Area Credit Union for many years. Ed held various offices for the American Legion Post #108 and was a member of the Marche Club.
Edward is survived by his wife of 51 years, along with a son, Edward A. (Stephanie) Chandler of Kane; a daughter, Tracey (Dan) Byers of Erie; and a sister, Gloria Coffman Sweeney of Derrick City; and one grandson, Matthew Chandler; and several nieces and nephews, including Allena Swanson and Victoria Swanson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Bonna Hostutler.
Family will be receiving friends on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes, Inc.. South Ave., where funeral and committal services will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 with Pastor William Waterman of the Tabor Luther Church of Kane officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to woundedwarriorproject.org or PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675 or Tabor Luthern Church Youth Group.
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.