Edward R. Minch, 89 of Edinboro, died on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Saint Vincent Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on June 12, 1932, but most of his childhood was spent in Albion, PA.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was trained as a helicopter mechanic before his honorable discharge for hardship to care for the family farm.
On July 18, 1959, he married Mary Louise Coleman, his wife of 62 years. Upon his graduation from Edinboro State College in 1960, he taught science at Rowe High School in Conneaut, OH before beginning his career as a railroad conductor. He worked for Norfolk and Southern for 35 years and retired in 1991.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting deer and fishing the Great Lakes for walleye, salmon, and steelhead with friends and family. Ed also achieved a lifelong dream of catching a 120-pound tarpon in Boca Grande, Florida with his son. In addition to hunting and fishing, he cherished time watching his grandchildren play baseball and perform on stage, as well as spending time with his cats, Sky and Callie.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Elias and Katherine (Zimmer) Minch, both of whom emigrated to the United States from Hungary, and his seven older brothers and sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Mary (Coleman) Minch; his son, Mark Minch, Mark’s wife Dawnielle, and his grandchildren Logan and Emily Minch, as well as many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
Visitation will be held at Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 210 Erie Street, Edinboro, on Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Erie Humane Society, 2407 Zimmerly Road, Erie, PA 16506. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.