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Obituary: Edward Leon Bezkor

Beloved husband and father, Edward Leon Bezkor, 85, of Manhasset, New York passed away peacefully on April 1, 2013 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was born in the Bronx to Albina and Theodore Bezkor. He earned a masters degree in engineering from Columbia University and was honored with the Tau Beta Pi National Award for distinguished scholarship and exemplary character. Ed served in the Army Corps of Engineers as part of the post World War II peacetime force. He was employed as a civil engineer by Parsons Brinkerhoff and was then hired by Gibbs & Hill as project manager for the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. 

 

While living in Manhasset, Ed was a member of the American Legion Post 304, Knights of Columbus, and a communicant at St. Mary’s Church. He was also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. An avid outdoorsman, Ed enjoyed camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking, and snow skiing. Family camping trips were a time that Ed could share life lessons like the importance of planning and preparedness, respect for nature, and his love for the outdoors.

 

Being a man of great character and a kind heart, Ed led by example. Providing, protecting, and caring for his family were the most important things to him. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 45 years, Doris; son Bob, daughter-in-law, Bonnie, and grandson, Barrett; and son Eddie.