I worked with Ed at Kater King, Terrace on the Park and Contentinental Hosts. His daughter and I were friends as young children. He was not an easy person to work with or to live with, but I always knew that underneath that tough shell he had a softer side he didn't show easily. I remember seeing it the first time when I found my cat Stanley dead. He got me a kitten we named Gizmo cause he looked like the gremlin. We haven't seen him in over a decade, but he was an important part of my life.
My mother and I offer our condolences to his family.
Thank you for your kind words.