Jan. 6, 1926-Aug. 20, 2019
Portola Valley, California
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Edward Ehelebe of Portola Valley passed away on August 20th at 93 ½. He was surrounded by family and friends.
Ed studied at the University of Oregon. He was a Merchant Marine with travels from New Guinea to the Philippines as well as ventures to Europe and South America. He was a late draftee to the Army and spent time in Paris where he met his wife of 63 years, Pam, in Paris. Ed worked at IBM as a Systems Analyst for 30 years.
A huge fan of tennis, he was a regular at Alpine Hills Swim and Tennis Club. Until a few weeks ago he regularly attended a dinner set up for all the “Old Guard” at the Club. He was a lover of nature and felt lucky to live in Portola Valley. Ed also owned several acres of land on the coast of Oregon. He first went to that area as a boy scout and later purchased some of the land that he had camped on as a child. He loved aircraft and had a regular breakfast with pilot friends who shared that interest. He made many friends up until the end of his life with his positive attitude.
Ed’s family consists of his wife Pam (preceded him in death 11 months ago), son Michael of Washington state and his daughters Diane Ehelebe-Read of San Jose and Nancy Tevanian of Palo Alto. His grandchildren, Zack, Anna and John were his greatest treasures. Ed’s spirit was strong until the end.