In Memory

Ed Mezes

Ed Mezes

01/14/2020: Ed Mezes was laid to rest Friday, January 11, 2020.

With Military Honors, and more than 60 attendees including classmates Jess Thomson, Elden Smith, Jerry Hall, Charles Thomson, John Hollis, Chuck Holley, Gwen Owens, and Dan Clark attending the service. Ed's extended family of nieces and nephews and family friends were in attendence. Also in attendence many of the Tempe Old Timers, current military members, and vetrans that served with Ed.

The weather was cool with light winds and a partly cloudy sky. A beautiful Arizona day. Taps were played by a bugler, a rifle salute, followed by a traditional flag ceremony. The folded flag was presented to Ed's brother and Sister with thanks from a grateful country that Ed Served for 25 years.

 
OBITUARY

Edward Raymond Mezes

July 14, 1942December 30, 2019
Obituary of Edward Raymond Mezes

Edward Raymond Mezes was born on July 14, 1942 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and passed away on December 30, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona.

 

Ed's Army portriat

 

01/07/2020. Ed will be laid to rest on January 10, 2020. At 2pm. At National cemetery. 23029 Cave Creek Road. Phoenix. Az 85024. Follow the red sign which shelter it will take place

The full military service Ed will receive will be deeply moving and memorable. Please consider attending if your schedule permits.

12/31/2019. We have learned of the death of Ed Mezes on Monday, December 30, 2019.  More information will be posted when available.

Ed was a unique individual and has been a regular at the Coffee & Conversation gatherings for the past nine + years, He will be missed by all that knew him. 

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/phoenix-az/edward-mezes-8981396



 
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01/01/20 09:47 AM #3    

Dick Erickson

This is sad news, Ed was a great teammate and a fun friend. He will be truly missed. RIP my friend. 


01/01/20 06:39 PM #4    

Irene (Helen) Murphy (Hobbs)

Sad to hear about Ed.  I can still picture him in the bermuda shorts and high socks so many years ago. Anyone remember the three wheel car that was in his yard? My husband and I enjoyed the time spent with him at the reunions. 


01/01/20 09:20 PM #5    

Jerry Hall

Zenna and I are so shocked to hear about Eddie's passing. Such sad news. He's been a long time friend to us both. I knew him from school, we were on the track team together. Zenna knew him from CYO at Mt. Carmel in the '60s. He always kept in touch, called to remind us of TUHS events coming up. Always enjoyed seeing him at functions. We will both miss him tremendously. 


01/02/20 04:30 AM #6    

Pete Wood

Very sad news.  I knew Eddie fairly well in high school, and always enjoyed seeing him and talking with him at the annual coffees.  I think he was on the cross country team with me, but my memory of that time is not perfect.  I always admired his high energy!


01/02/20 10:49 AM #7    

Herb McLure

Ed was a gung ho Army guy. We both lived in the DC area for a time and he visited me once to see if I could provide an acceptable site to leave his beloved Corvette while he was traveling with the Army recruitment team he worked on. My driveway didn't meet his requirements, but we had an evening filled with conversation. Eddie discussed everything in full. We all should live with his enthusiasm.


01/02/20 12:10 PM #8    

Tom Krill

I remember Eddie well and so sorry to learn of his passing.  I also remember the three wheel car in his yard.  It was the only surviving Dymaxion of three designed and built by Buckminster Fuller.  Jessie Brimhall, a Buckminster Fuller fan,  photographed it and published an article about it in a car magazine.  Harrah's of Nevada picked up on the story and after a lot of haggling with Ed's father purchased the car and restored car.  I still have a scanned copy of the article.  The car is in Harrah's Reno Nevada Museum.  Ed was a car fan too and bought a number of items from me for a hot rod project he was working on after graduation..   


01/11/20 02:09 PM #9    

Ralph Bell

Enjoyed Eddie's company at recent Coffee Meetings.  We shared military secrets.  Last saw Eddie in October I believe.  He always looked great.  He could still wear his original TUHS letter sweater... 4 years in track.  Always fun and Eddie will be missed by many of us.  God bless us all.


01/20/20 08:00 PM #10    

John Black

I am going to miss Ed dearly. We rode in the Tempe Veteran's parade in my 44 Willys for several years and we both enjoyed seeing how people apppreciated veterans and particularly Vietnam vets. It will not be the same in November,2020 with him not riding with me. In spirit he will always riding "shotgun" with me . I never saw a person more dedicated to the Army than Ed. May he rest in peace and be looking for the big "PX" in heaven.

 

John Black


01/21/20 06:48 PM #11    

Gary Miller

I remember Ed running lap after lap and holding his hands above his head to keep them from swelling up. A cheerful soul who will be missed. God bless Ed!


01/22/20 04:53 AM #12    

Pete Wood

I too can easily recall Ed's doggedness as a runner in H.S.  He gave it everything he had.


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