Edwin Cornwell
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“It is so hard to believe I used to babysit Eddie Allen , Dean, Dan and Chuck when I was about 15........ I am their cousin, his Dad's side..... '...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Sherry Melady - Reno, NV - cousin

“Sally, we're so sorry for your loss and sorry we couldn't make it to be there with you. Our thoughts are with you and all the family. ”
2 of 10 | Posted by: Rich and Maria Eswine - NC

“ed and i worked together for years at the phone company. so sorry to hear about his passing. he surely will be missed. ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: barbara zaletel - amherst, OH

“Dear Sally and Family, We want to express our sincere sympathy for your loss. Don't think of Ed as being gone. His journey has just begun. No...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Ann & John Szurpicki - St. Clair, MI

“Aunt Sally, VAL, Mike and the rest of Cornwell family...sorry for your loss. I have great memories of Ed and us spending time at Camp. Ed always...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Stacey, Bob, Alexis and Sierra Klein

“Hi Laura, I'm very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you and your family and grant you His Peace at this difficult time. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Tom and Jeanette eZuffa

“Sally I am so very sorry to hear of Ed passing away. He was a great man!!! You were an amazing couple! You and Ed both we the first to welcome us ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Kathy James - Lorain, OH - Friend

“To the Cornwell family. So sorry to hear about your Dad. You are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you have...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Karen Fisher - Amherst, OH

“Thank you for your service to our great country. From and on behalf of all your classmates OHS 1964, The best class ever. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Fred Swanson - Oberlin, OH

“From THE CLASS OF 64': We remember you as you were, Back then in your youth, With hopes and dreams not yet gone sour, with the wear and tear of...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Fred Swanson - Oberlin, OH


Edwin A. Cornwell, age 65, of Amherst, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at his home while under the care of New Life Hospice .
Born on July 2, 1946 in Oberlin, he graduated from Oberlin High School.
Ed served in the US Navy. He was an active member as Historian of the Amherst American Legion Post 118, which awarded him Legionnaire of the Year in 2008. He was also a member of S.A.L. Squadron 118.
For 36 years, Ed worked as a communications technician at Lorain Telephone Company/CenturyLink.
He served the community at various levels including past-president of the Firelands Lions Club, as well as the Greenspring Lions Club. Ed also coached youth baseball at the T-ball level, Little League Level and Hot Stove Level.
Very active in the Scouts, he was a Cub Master for the Brownhelm Cub Scout Pack, a Scout Master for the Boy Scout Troop, and was a district training chairman of the Firelands Area Council. Ed also was a resident ranger at Camp Pleasant Valley for the Erie Shores Girl Scout Council and was an inter-camp maintenance man for Camp Firelands for Boy Scouts of America. For 5 years, he worked as parks manager for Amherst City Parks.
Ed was also a member of the Wakeman Eagles Aerie #4354 and Amherst Eagles Aerie #1442 and Amherst Sons of VFW Post 1662.
He is survived by his wife Sally (nee Speckhart); his sons, Edwin K. (Tracy) Cornwell, of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael (Laura) Cornwell, of Henrietta Twp.; his daughter, Wendy (Walter) Los, of Amherst; 8 grandchildren; and his sisters, Miriam (Rick) Ruhland, of Avon and Linda Cornwell, of Oberlin; and his brothers, Dean (Barbara), of Tampa, FL, Dan (Shirley), of Ocala, FL, Chuck, of Elyria, and Eugene (Aracely) of Los Angeles, CA , and his step-children, Valerie Payne, of Lorain and Michael (Douglass) Payne, of Morrisville, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin W. and Mary Jane (nee Ives) Cornwell.
The Cornwell Family will receive friends on Saturday, February 4, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. in The Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst. Inurnment will be on Tuesday, February 7th at 12:00 noon at Westwood Cemetery, Oberlin. Rev. Fr. Robert Cole, pastor of Sacred Heart Church, Oberlin, will officiate. Full Military Honors will be conducted by the Amherst Honor Guard.
Contributions, if desired, may be made to Lorain County Metro Parks, 12882 Diagonal Road, LaGrange, Ohio 44050 or Second Harvest Foodbank, 7445 Deer Trail Lane in Lorain, Ohio 44053.
Family and friends may leave on-line condolences at www.dovinreberjones.com

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