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Obituary: Ian Angus Edward

Ian Angus Edward born Aug. 7, 1932 in Bristol, England, son of the late George Simpson Minty Edward and the late Gertrude Helen Edward nee Bulloch, died at Glen Cove Hospital, Aug. 30, 2011, aged 79 years.

At 13 Ian left boarding school and joined Her Majesty’s Royal Air force where he trained in munitions. From age 21 until the birth of his first child in 1979 Ian worked as an actor in the theater for 26 years, first in London and then in New York after his immigration to America in 1963. He married Joan Marie Hockenjos on April 1, 1978 at Corpus Christi Church. He and his wife settled down in Mineola to raise their family and he took work as a chauffeur/owner/operator of a limousine franchise.

Later in life he greatly enjoyed serving as the senior Drum Major for the Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipeband. Ian remained heavily involved in theater his entire life right up until the end, his last role was the Major General in Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance at the Stage Theater in Merrick.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother George Bulloch Edward. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Joan Marie Edward; his daughter Lindsay Kathleen Edward and son-in-law Jeremy Keith Bartlett; and his sons, Gordon Fraser Edward and Scott Anderson Edward.

All donations in the deceased’s honor are to be made to The Merrick Theatre and Center for the Arts, 2222 Hewlitt Ave., Merrick, NY 11566 or to Clan Gordon Highlanders Pipeband, c/o Andrew McDicken, 35 Westshore Dr., Port Washington, NY 11050. A public memorial service in honor of Ian’s life is to be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Roslyn Presbyterian Church, 140 East Broadway, Roslyn, NY.