Deaths Death Notices
PEARD, Edgar L.
PEARD - Edgar L. February 5, 2017, age 85, of
Williamsville, after a long illness;
beloved husband of 54 years to Joan (nee Deck) Peard. Ed grew up in
Kenmore and graduated from Kenmore Senior High School. He attended the University of Buffalo for his Bachelor's and Master's degrees and additional post graduate studies, and he was a graduate of the Catholic Biblical School. Following graduation Ed pursued a career in business but was soon drawn to education. Ed was an English teacher at Seneca Vocational High School for over 30 years, and as a teacher he shared his love of the English language and literature with his students. Ed was also a talented professional musician. He played piano with many well known WNY groups and often performed solo in his later years. Family and friends may call Thursday from 2-4 PM at DIETRICH FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2480 Kensington Ave., Amherst. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:30 AM at St. Gregory the Great Church, 200 St. Gregory Ct., Williamsville. Please assemble at church. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Beechwood Continuing Care, 2235 Millersport Hwy., Getzville NY 14068. Online condolences shared at www.TheDietrichFuneralHome.com