Edmund A. Lescoe, Jr., 74, of Farmington, died Monday, July 19, 2021, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his loving wife, Kathleen, by his aspect. He was born on April 8, 1947 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Dr. Edmund and Dr. Jeanne (Bernacki) Lescoe. The oldest of five siblings, Ed grew up in West Hartford, graduated from Corridor Significant College, and attended Increased Hartford Group Higher education, as very well as acquiring many fire company certifications in excess of the a long time. He was a lifelong Catholic, altar server and spiritual instruction instructor, who married the like of his existence, Kathy, on May well 18, 1973. They celebrated their forty-eighth wedding anniversary this earlier May possibly. A cardiac arrest survivor, Ed was blessed with seven bonus many years of residing and loving, many thanks to God and to start with responders. Ed’s enthusiasm was to continue to keep people secure and knowledgeable. While he was laser-focused on this mission, he carried it out with an unwavering sense of humor and humility. His loved ones was everything to him and he worked tirelessly to continue to keep them and his community safe and sound. He served as an Airman in the United States Navy from 1965-1968, where he experienced the dubious distinction of slipping off of the USS Saratoga CVA 60, into the Mediterranean Sea, and dwelling to notify about it. When he returned to Connecticut, Ed labored as a News Photographer for The Hartford Moments. He photographed Wethersfield Motor 3, functioning below the cover of night, at the scene of the totally-included Emhart Corporation Manufacturing facility in New Britain. This picture later on grew to become the include photograph of the August 1971 Hearth Engineering Magazine. Ed utilised to inform the story of when he was covering a manhunt in Hartford in the early 1970s, hiding in the bushes waiting around to get just the correct motion shot, only to afterwards master that the fugitive that was getting sought was hiding up coming to him in all those exact same bushes. Ed normally carried his spare flashbulbs in his pocket, a practice he chose to discontinue, soon after his trousers caught fireplace from the flashbulbs a person afternoon. He also owned his very own photography organization and invested years producing black and white shots in his property darkroom, into the wee hrs of the early morning, often building home for his daughters to sit on the counter in the compact area and look at him. Ed worked full time as a Fiscal Administrative Officer for the Condition of Connecticut, Section of Transportation right up until his retirement in 2006. To this day, his relatives has no thought what his position as Fiscal Administrative Officer in fact entailed, but it did incorporate purchasing the tickets for the office lottery pool, coordinating office environment holiday getaway events, and at times responding from his workplace in Wethersfield again to Bloomfield for fire phone calls. Ed was a dedicated volunteer firefighter with the Blue Hills Fire District in Bloomfield from 1969-2003, holding the ranks of the two Deputy Main and Performing Chief of The Office, prior to he moved to Farmington, CT and joined the Farmington Volunteer Fire Division. Ed was recognized all over the Connecticut Fireplace Support for getting an lively firefighter, who responded to calls at all several hours of the day. He virtually slept with his fireplace boots next to his mattress and his pager underneath his pillow. He responded to calls in his blue mini-van, which was entirely outfitted with light bars, radios, sirens, and stocked with just about every piece of devices that could possibly be required by a hearth main prior to the arrival of the initial motor on scene. When Ed was passionate about the push and the fire company, his legitimate enjoy was his relatives. He was a doting father, who welcomed his daughter Mary-Ellen to the Blue Hills Fire Department, when she turned 16. He expended decades with his daughter and friend, Ann-Marie, sharing father-daughter activities with her, even when that needed him to do issues like go tenting, where by he managed to capsize his kayak and fully submerge himself in 3 feet of water just 5 ft off-shore. Ann-Marie and Mary-Ellen each fondly recall how mundane errands like heading to the financial institution and grocery retail store would generally come to be interesting, when Ed both dropped them off at the firehouse so he could go to a connect with, or even superior, when he enable them trip in the car with him to unexpected emergency scenes. Ed rolled entire grocery carts into the stroll-in refrigerator at the grocery retail outlet on much more than one particular situation, so that he could respond to a contact and then arrive back again and complete purchasing when he was accomplished. Ed was a lifelong fan of the Boston Purple Sox, previous Hartford Whalers, and College of Connecticut Women’s Basketball teams. He was a lover of all animals, caring for parakeets, guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters, fish, frogs, rabbits, and a hedgehog about the many years. He after pulled over on the facet of the highway to select up a newborn duck that experienced been strike by a car or truck and brought it home. The duck mimicked Ed’s stroll in a stroll driving Ed in the yard, invested the night in the bathtub and was relocated to a rehabilitation center the next day. Ed observed pleasure in travelling, being surrounded by family, and in just about anything that his spouse Kathy cooked, as very long it wasn’t greens. Ed leaves his wife Kathy (Walsh) and their daughters Mary-Ellen (Lescoe) Harper and her husband Thomas Ann-Marie (Lescoe) Sanders and her husband Jeffrey his grandchildren, Thomas and Shannon Harper and his siblings Douglas Lescoe Patricia Tang Timothy Lescoe and his wife, Kathleen. He is also survived by sisters-in-regulation, Norine Lescoe, Louise Walsh, Patricia Michalski, Maureen Klapatch and her associate Jerry Roisman, and Agnes Reynolds, as perfectly as brother-in-legislation Michael Walsh and his wife Janice and lots of nieces and nephews. Special many thanks go to Barbara Knibbs, who presented never-ending guidance to keep Ed protected and at ease at house, at the time yet again proving that buddies are relatives that we choose for ourselves. In addition to his moms and dads, Ed was predeceased by his brother, Terrence Lescoe his uncle, Rev. Francis Lescoe, PhD his aunt, Dr. Marie Lescoe his uncle, Adolf Bernacki his mother and father-in-regulation, Helen and Patrick Walsh his son-in-legislation, Ritchie Nelson his brother-in-legislation, Anthony Tang, his brother-in-law, Edmond Walsh, his brother-in-regulation, Richard Michalski, and his nephew, Dennis Michalski. The loved ones will get loved ones and pals on Friday, July 30th from 8:30-10:00AM at the Carmon Funeral Household & Relatives Centre, 301 Nation Club Highway, Avon, CT 06001. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM at Saint Mary Star of the Sea Church, 145 Major Street, Unionville, CT 06085. Subsequent the Mass, Ed will be laid to rest at Village Cemetery in Wethersfield, CT. In lieu of bouquets, memorial contributions could be made to The Countrywide Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727 or to the Franciscan Daily life Heart, 271 Finch Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451. To share a memory or condolence information with Ed’s family, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.
Revealed by Hartford Courant on Jul. 25, 2021.