Family, Seabees, Volunteer
Edward L. Wildman Jr. passed away peacefully at River glen in Southbury, CT. on December 28, 2021. Ed was born July 20, 1941. He was the son of the late Edward L Wildman Sr. and Frances Oberstadt Wildman. Ed joined the Navy upon graduation from Southbury High School and became a member of the Seabees. He enjoyed many activities such as bowling, fishing, archery, hunting and listening to country an’ western music. Ed was also volunteer in Southbury. He was on the Rural Land Preservation, and the Zoning Commission as a member and chairman, He volunteers at the Health District helping out with flu clinics and for the VFW selling poppies outside of Dunkin Donuts. Ed was also a successful business owner of Wildman Carpets in Woodbury. Ed had two passions in his life – his daughters and their families and the children of Southbury. Ed was very proud of his daughters, their careers, and their families. He could always be counted on to share a story or a photo of them especially of his grandson, Ryder. Ed, along with many elves, collected and redeemed bottles and cans, with the money going to the Southbury Needy Fund. Ed wanted to make sure that every child in Southbury would wake up on Christmas morning to a new toy under the tree.
Ed is survived by his wife Peg, daughter Heidi Devine, husband Steve of San Francisco, daughter Jessica Grisko, husband Jimmy and their son Ryder of Terryville, sister Marjorie Wildman Mitchell of Southbury, brother William Raymond Wildman and wife Joan of Waterbury, brother-in law Ted Smith and wife Rosemary of Middlebury. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Southbury Needy Fund P.O. Box 72, Southbury, CT 06488.
Funeral arrangements will be held in the springtime. To leave an online condolence or to check for updates please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com
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