Edward D. Gifford of Ruggles Twp. Passed away peacefully on August 20. 2019. He was born in Cleveland on April 22, 1940, to Edward H. & Theresa Gifford. He lived in Lorain until 1997 when he made his home in Ruggles Twp. He attended Lorain Schools and retired from the Lorain Ford Plant where he worked as an Industrial Truck Mechanic. He enjoyed traveling on his Harley and spending time with family and friends.
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Ed will be missed by his wife of 49 years, Jackie (Hollett), sons Edward (Shawn Marie) of Nova, David (Wendy) of New London, Frank (Stacy) of Highland Heights, daughter, Diana of Sheffield Twp., grandchildren. Amber, Cassandra, Kaylee, Emma, Alvin, Kalvin, Ethan, Keion; step grandchildren, Cody, Robert, Tori and Taylor; great grandchildren, Axl and Oakleigh. Ed and Jackie also had extended family of Dan (Debreana) Sees of Pioneer, Kevin (Mary) Gunter of Sheffield Lake, sister Janet D’Andrea of Lorain and several in-laws.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eva, brother-in-law, Al D’Andrea, parents, and several in-laws.
Friends and family members are welcome to visit from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home, 313 Center St. Ashland, Ohio, with a short prayer session taking place at 8:00 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathways Hospice, 1171 E. Main St. Ashland, Ohio 44805.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting denbowfh.com