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Edward J. Adlard
August 20, 1951 ~ September 25, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Beloved husband, father, and grandfather, Edward J. Adlard, of Montgomery, passed away on September 25, 2023 at the age of 72. He leaves behind a legacy of love, adventure, and unwavering devotion to his family.
Born August 20, 1951 in Piqua, Ohio, Ed graduated from Purdue University with a degree in mechanical engineering and earned an MBA from Xavier University. His career as an IT consultant was nothing short of remarkable. It granted him the opportunity to traverse the globe, where he not only excelled professionally but also embraced diverse cultures and made friends wherever he was. He was a speaker at national conferences and was published in a technical journal.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Ed had an active and vibrant life. He was a skilled golfer, a passion that began during his high school days when he played on the golf team. He enjoyed being on the water, whether it was boating or waterskiing. In the winter, he would eagerly hit the slopes, indulging in his love for snow skiing.
However, the heart of Ed's life was his family. He cherished every moment spent with his loved ones and treasured family gatherings above all else. Ed and his family traveled the world together, and he always said "yes" to adventure be it paragliding, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, and even skydiving to celebrate his 60th birthday!
His most cherished place of all was the family lake house, a place where countless memories were made. It was here that Ed found solace, tranquility, and endless joy. The lake house became a symbol of his love for his family and his deep appreciation for life's simple pleasures.
His generous spirit shone brightly as he dedicated his time and energy to causes close to his heart: he was a reader for Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an usher at Music Hall, and mentored a high school student. He was a devout Catholic and attended Mass daily. In his final act of service, he was an organ donor.
Ed will be remembered for his love of travel and food, enthusiasm for life, and unwavering dedication to his family and community. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carole; children, Tara (Mark), Chase, Brett (Kyndell), and Eric (Erica); and grandchildren, Reef and Lake.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., October 6 at All Saints Catholic Church, 8939 Montgomery Rd. Memorials may be made to HealthyVisions.org, a youth-serving organization where Ed sat on the board of directors for many years.