Edward Widmayer of Bellevue, Washington, died Tuesday January 27, 2015 at his home.
Ed was born on February 5, 1925 in Washington, D.C. He attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute and received his bachelors and masters degrees in Aeronautical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. He was a member of Theta Xi fraternity. When serving in the Navy he received his Ensign Degree at Columbia University. While at RPI, he was a member of the Lacrosse team which played an exhibition game with an All England Team in the 1948 Olympics in London.
He married his beloved bride, Ellen McGrane, on April 24, 1949 in Troy, NY. They have been married for over 65 years. He was a loving and loyal husband and father who could always be depended upon in any situation. Work took them to NACA in VA.; Martin Co. in MD. and Boeing in PA. and Washington where they have lived since 1978.
Ed was a weekly communicant at Sacred Heart Church and was a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus. He was a member of the committee for the renovation of the church. Both he and Ellen were members of the Carpe Diem group at their church and enjoyed many of their functions. In earlier years, when the 3 boys were youngsters he coached a little league and was an assistant Scout Master.
Ed was an avid reader and a wealth of knowledge. His Math skills came in handy when the children needed help with homework. Sailing, bridge and golf were favorite activities throughout his life. He was a very kind and loving father who cared for his children and spent time with them.
He is preceded in death by his eldest son, Fred. He is survived by his loving wife, Ellen, and three of the four children: Douglas (Rayene Lehman) Widmayer, of Helena, MT.; Margaret (James) Fisher, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; and Kevin (Linda) Widmayer of Friday Harbor, WA. He is also survived by his sister, Dorothea Widmayer of Sherborn, MA.
A funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bellevue. Interment followed at Holyrood Cemetery. Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s on-line guestbook at: www.flintofts.com. Arrangements by Flintoft’s Funeral Home 425-392-6444. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland, WA