Edward Allen Kantz
11/8/55 – 1/12/22
Edward Allen Kantz, 66, beloved father, husband, brother, uncle, and friend went home to be with the Lord on January 12, 2022 due to COVID-19 and further complications. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Beverly, as well as his parents Edward and LaVerne Kantz. He will be dearly missed by his son, Shaun, and his daughter, Samantha (Roy Cross III). He leaves behind his sisters, Elaine Hirschfield and Barbara (Ken) Nicklas, his mother-in-law, Ann Sullivan, and brother-in-law, Terry Sullivan. His nieces Karalee Hirschfield, Rebecca (Quinten) Gallaher, Jennifer Nicklas, and Lauren Czuczman, as well as an aunt, a great niece and great nephew, and many cousins and close friends will cherish the memories they have of him.
Ed was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Ross Township. He graduated from North Hills High School and lived in Kennedy Township for the last 36 years. He was an active member of Archangel Gabriel Parish and served as an usher, Eucharistic Minister, CCD teacher, Baptism class teacher, Edge leader, participated in ALPHA, and helped on the committee that merged the three parishes together. He enjoyed volunteering at the Ken Mawr Presbyterian Church’s Vacation Bible School program every year. He was very involved with all his children’s school and social activities. He didn’t want to miss anything in their lives.
Ed worked for Schroeder Industries LLC for over 40 years. He started out as a fabricator and worked his way up to become one of their Sales Representatives. Ed planned to retire at the end of January.
He lived a good life that ended too soon. He will be truly missed and always loved.
There will be a memorial for both Bev and Ed which will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, we would ask that you take a moment to reflect on life, try to treat each other with kindness and respect, and spend time with loved ones. If you wish, a donation to your charity of choice in remembrance of Ed and his selflessness is more than appreciated.