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Edward James Staehlin, Sr.
  • Autism Cares Foundation
    Po Box 180
    Richboro, PA 18954

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“If you look at Ed's smile, that says it all. My sincere condolences to the family. I've known Ed since the early years at FRA. He was always...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Fred Dennin - Sharpsburg, GA

“My deepest condolences to the Staehlin family. It was my pleasure to have known and worked with Ed at the FRA for many years. He was a good man and...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Kevin Blackwell - Washington, DC

“My deepest sympathies to the Staehlin family. Ed was one of the few good ones. Sleep well brother. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Erich Rudolph - Canonsburg, PA

“I only met Ed a couple of times. He was always great to talk with. May his soul walk in the path of the lord. ”
4 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Baker - Denver, CO

“Ed was my neighbor. I never met a finer more generous man. I was proud to call him my friend. He will be greatly missed by a lot of people. Sad way...Read More »
5 of 16 | Posted by: Robert Harrison - Wanatah, IN

“So sorry to hear of Eds passing He was quite a character and was always good to us when we were young. My thoughts are with you all. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Bill Olson - Winter, WI

“We are so saddened to hear of your loss and offer our deepest condolences to the family. May the words at Hosea 13:14 help comfort you during this...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: David G Rich - Park Forest

“Ed, I was stunned when I was notified of your passing. We had a lot of good times together a the FRA. You were the best boss I ever had. I know...Read More »
8 of 16 | Posted by: Ernest Halley - Leesburg, FL

“We are so saddened by the loss of Ed. My daughter, Elysia, spent a lot of time with him and Cailynn. He was always kind and thoughtful, generous and...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Lost my own husband in 2004 and Ed, his boss at the FRA, helped with planning funeral arrangements and all the government widow's paperwork...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Martha Mibeck - Friend

“I'm sorry to see Ed has passed. I will always remember him as being a very good person. He help train me in Hazmat with the FRA and I really...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Leonard Keen - Richmond, TX

“I'm so sorry, Ed was a friend and a mentor. He was an honorable and wonderful person who will be missed by all. ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jo Strang - WASHINGTON, DC

“My daughter and Caily are close friends - we are all heartbroken! He was a fantastic man, always so generous and kind. We are praying for you all! ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Jennifer Mossien - Valparasio, IN

“My deepest sympathies go out to all of Ed's family during this difficult time. When I think of him, I remember him always smiling. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Laura Fitzgerald - The Villages, FL

“You will truly be missed ”
15 of 16 | Posted by: Brandi Place - Holton, KS

“So very sorry for your loss. We loved him too. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Brandi Place - Holton, KS


Edward J. Staehlin, Sr.
A resident of Wanatah, IN formerly of Park Forest, IL, passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at age 73. Husband of Patty Staehlin; former husband of Diane; Beloved father of Edward (Beth) Staehlin, Jr., Donna (Jeremy) Bell, Angie (Brian) Stark and Caily Hilliar; step-father of Scott (Karen) Proper and Brian (Mariana) Proper; Beloved brother of Bob (Linda) Staehlin, Ron Staehlin, Jim (Ieva) Staehlin and Bill (Lorrie) Staehlin; Proud Papa of Nicole, Charlie, Kyle, Jory, Jack, Jillian, Grace, Ethan, Phoebe, Gabriel and Zayden; Dear uncle to many nieces and nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Frances Staehlin. Edward worked for the Federal Railroad Administration as a Chief Hazardous Materials Inspector. He was an avid volleyball player, enjoyed bonfires, gardening and trains. He will be most remembered as a loving family man, known for his generosity, kindness, and willingness to lend a hand to anyone at any time. The family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 65 Old Frankfort Way, Frankfort, IL 60423 on Monday, January 1, 2018 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and again on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM until time of funeral service in the funeral home at 11:00 AM, Rev. Brian Stark officiating. Interment will follow to Chapel Garden South, Oak Lawn. The committal service will be held in the Mausoleum Chapel (indoor). In lieu of flowers, donations to Autism Cares Foudation P.O. Box 180 Richboro, PA 18954 would be appreciated. For more Info: www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-806-2225