Edward J. Hearns, 90, previously residing at 3 Belle Ave., Auburn, died Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 at St. Camillus Residential Health in Syracuse.
Mr. Hearns was born in Auburn and was a graduate of Holy Family High School. After graduating high school, he served in the Asia Pacific Theatre in World War II. After returning from the war, he started working for the New York State Electric and Gas Company. He was chief lineman for more than 30 years and retired in 1983.
Ed was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to fish and hunt with family and friends. He loved to travel, spending winters in Florida, and taking trips to Oregon every fall and spring. Ed took the family on great camping adventures and they visited just about every state in the U.S. He was an avid walker and stayed in shape by working out at the YMCA. He loved spending time with his family by the pool or at the lake.
He is survived by his two daughters, Nancy H. Anderson (Jim), of Portland, Ore., and Linda J. Martinez (Vincent), of Jordan, N.Y.; daughter-in-law, Maureen Hearns, of Auburn; eight grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents; his wife, Phyllis Hearns (2008); two sons, Thomas (2005) and Michael (2015), and grandson, Jon (1994).
A family service will be held on Friday, Aug. 18 in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to your favorite youth sport organization.