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Edward Charles Laird

June 23, 2015
Pine Island Eagle

Edward Charles Laird passed away June 16, 2015, after a long illness related to COPD. He was born June 17, 1945. He was the son of Robert Harold and Josephine Laird. He was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, USA, and the past five years of New Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Ft. Myers. Ed was a physician and educator and in addition to his medical practice enjoyed teaching a class on the Old Testament over a 25 years period at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Ft. Myers. He grew up in Storm Lake, Iowa; attended Iowa State College and Buena Vista College (University) receiving his BS degree; graduated from University of Iowa City Medical School in 1971 receiving his Medical Degree and practiced family medicine, first in Storm Lake, Iowa, then Jamaica, West Indies, and finally in Cape Coral, Florida. He retired after 44 years of practice on April 1, 2012, due to failing health. Ed is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Susan; children, Kelley, Jay and Jorden; mother, Joan; brother, Alan (Lisa); grand children, Gabriel and Connor; brother in laws Arlyn (Jane Hotze) Wiechmann; Randall (Carolyn) Hotze; Kenton (Judy) Hotze; and nephews Jeff , Brian, Duane Hotze, Todd, Brett, Cody Wiechmann, and Matthew and Daniel Laird; plus friends, neighbors and patients. Ed was preceded in death by his father Robert and son Joshua James. He was loved and respected by everyone he met. A Celebration of Life service will be held June 23rd at 4:00 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 3825 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33901. Donations in his memory made be made to the New Hope Presbyterian Church of Fort Myers Building Fund.



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