July 17, 1937 - May 20, 2017
Edward I. Blend, 79, of Leawood, KS passed away May 20, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the chapel at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery, with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Sharsheret Breast Cancer – [email protected] – 866-474-2774; Kehilath Israel Synagogue or a charity of one’s choice. He was born July 17, 1937 in Omaha, NE, the son of Joe and Tillie Blend. Ed lived in San Antonio, TX and moved back to Omaha his senior year of high school. On October 15, 1961 in Omaha, he married Irene Winer. They moved to Kansas City area in 1965 where they continued to reside. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1988 by going to night school for 6 years. Ed earned honors in Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gama Sigma. He was also in the US Navy for 4 years. Ed worked as an electrical engineer for Honeywell, Puritan Bennet and Airgas. After retirement, he was also a Management Assistant at Marillac, KU Health System. Ed was president of ISOA – Instrument Society of America 1995-1996. He was president of the Kansas City Triumph’s Sports Car Club for 4 years, 2013-2016. Ed was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was most proud of his daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Ari and his three grandchildren. Ed was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Irene Blend; daughter and son-in-law: Marlene and Ari Lubowicz; grandchildren: Sam, Ally and Rachel; sister: Bonnie Blend, niece: Lauren Friedman; and a very loyal circle of best friends.
Edward I. Blend, 79, of Leawood, KS passed away May 20, 2017. Funeral services will be 11:00am Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in the chapel at Kehilath Israel Blue Ridge Cemetery, with burial to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial... View Obituary & Service Information
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