Edward F. Christensen

Edward F. Christensen

Friday, December 7th, 1934 - Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Edward F. Christensen, 84, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at home on May 30th. He was born in his family home on Spring St. in Fayetteville on December 7, 1934, the son of the late Clifford and Dorthea Christensen. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1952 and Morrisville College in 1954, before enlisting in the US Army. Upon his discharge from the Army, Ed graduated from Cornell in 1963 as a doctor of veterinary medicine.

While at Cornell he married the love of his life, Rose Kemmet in 1960. Together they ran large animal practices in Vermont and Western New York. Ed later had a long and successful career at Bristol-Myers.

In retirement, Ed and his wife found a passion for garden railroading and were recognized for their premier display at their Manlius home. They also enjoyed traveling to Switzerland and attending all of their grandchildren's events. Upon Rose’s death, Ed chose new travel partners, his grandchildren, traveling to Scandinavia, Germany and Alaska.

He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Rose K. Christensen in 2011 and brother, Clifford.

He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Eric (Marlene) Christensen of Minoa and their son, Kyle (Katilyn Raynor); his son, Kurt (Lyn) of Cazenovia and their children, Todd, Annika and Geoff; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Failey of Fayetteville; and brother, William “Bill” Christensen of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Allison Taylor for her loving care.

Family and friends may call from 10:00 am to Noon on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The service will follow the calling hours at Noon. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
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  • Service

    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, June 22nd, 2019 12:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Loretta Nowicki

Posted at 05:58pm
Erik and Kurt, we Nowicki family are so sorry for the death of your Father. It wasn’t long ago that I saw you Kurt. There were great summers on Waltham Drive, weren’t there! I’m sorry to have missed you both but I had Marty’s daughter’s graduation. (She’s headed to honors college in mechanical engineering at Clarkson.). Maybe someday she’ll be working for you. My deepest sympathy on both parents. I have a few remembrances they had gifted us with.

Beverly Jakubowski

Posted at 07:17am
Our hearts go out to the whole family. Rose and I were very close friends when we were secretaries at Carrier Corp. After Ed and Rose were married we often got together. We enjoyed the best of times. Visited their wonderful Garden railroad. Our best to the whole family. Beverly and John Jakubowski

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