Edward Breece Blackford IV, 47, of Adams, N.Y., known as “Crusher” to his friends and family, died July 18, 2013.
Edward passed away due to injuries sustained from a utility vehicle accident in Jefferson, Ohio.
Edward was born May 16, 1966 in Watertown, N.Y. to Edward B. Blackford III and Patricia Jones Blackford, now of Adams. In 1984, he graduated from Royalton-Hartland High School in Middleport, N.Y. Edward married Janet Manzella in 1986. He was a devoted, loving, and fun family man and father.
Edward was a 24-year veteran of the New York State Department of Corrections, where he was a corrections officer, and a member of the Watertown Elks Club #496. He proudly served as the secretary and road captain of the Warthogs Motorcycle Club, Chapter 4.
He enjoyed many hobbies, from hunting and Harleys to camping and corvettes. He especially loved football, and gave generously of his time, coaching his sons’ South Jeff football teams from pop warner to the varsity level.
Edward is survived by his wife and parents, as well as his maternal grandmother Ethel Gunderson, Watertown; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Edward B. Blackford V, North Hollywood, Calif., Patrick T. and Kristina J. Blackford, Buffalo, N.Y.; a sister and her husband; Rae Ann and Robert Thomas, Adams; as well as several beloved nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Thursday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. in Watertown. A memorial service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at the Adams United Methodist Church, with Reverend Bud Masters officiating.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life reception will follow at the Adams Fire Hall.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 120 Washington Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com. “W.F.F.W”
Friday, May 29, 2015, Watertown, NY
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