Edwin Howard Ely, 82, of Sacramento, California, passed away on January 22, 2023. Ed was born on December 2, 1940 to Howard and Kathryn Ely in Lafayette, Indiana. After graduating from Jefferson High School in 1959, Ed joined the United States Air Force and served for 26 years. He worked on B-52s – as an Aerial Gunner, Avionics Technician, and Maintenance Superintendent. He received a Bachelor of Science in Management from Park College in Missouri. After retiring from the Air Force, Ed started a second career as a computer programmer with the State of California. He retired in 2005.
In 1961, Ed met Carol in Maxbass, North Dakota. They married in 1963 and had two children, Todd and Kathryn. Ed loved road trips and camping, spending time with family and friends, and telling stories. He captured these memorable times by taking photos and creating video stories. He was passionate about genealogy and uncovering his family’s history.
Ed is survived by his wife Carol, son Todd (Karen), daughter Kathryn (Theodore), grandchildren Teddy, Kayla, and Claire, brother Sid (Lana), and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.