Edward H. Burnside, 90, formerly of Sycamore, died at 8:23 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2022, at Fairhaven Community, Upper Sandusky.
He was born on July 5, 1931, in Seneca County, to Warren and Edith (Helle) Burnside. He married Ruth (Weaver) Burnside on Oct. 24, 1954, and she died July 18, 1983.
Surviving are the following children, Debra (Jeffrey) Garber, Sycamore; Susan (Michael) Tyrpak, Venice, Fla.; Philip (Tina) Burnside, Kenton; and David (Nilda) Burnside, Portsmouth, Va. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Cory Welter, Eric Welter, Stephanie Burnside and Raeanna Garber; plus two great-grandchildren, Kylee Welter and Adrianna Welter. Ed also has four brothers and sisters surviving, Preston Burnside, Gerald (Eileen) Burnside, Virginia (Robert) Sherman and Sharon Burnside, all of Tiffin; plus two sisters-in-law, Janice Burnside, Tiffin; and Diane Weaver, Upper Sandusky.
Ed was preceded in death by a son, Brian Burnside in 1961; one brother, Willis Burnside; and two sisters, Annabelle and Carolyn Burnside.
Ed was a ware hustler for the former American Standard in Tiffin, retiring after 34 years. He was a 1949 graduate of Melmore High School where over his four years of playing basketball he scored over a 1000 points. He was a member of Sycamore United Church of Christ where he played dartball for the church and two other dartball leagues in the area. He loved to bowl and was a founding member of the Sycamore Horseshoe Club. He was a groundskeeper for the Sycamore American Legion and the Sycamore Community Ballfields. He also coached various ball teams throughout his life. He also ran the chain gang for many junior high and high school football games for Mohawk High School. He was nominated into the inaugural class in 1998 for the Mohawk Hall of Fame. He loved Mohawk sports in general and attended almost all the games if possible. Ed’s legacy continued beyond his personal athletic career to be Mohawk’s number one sports fan.
Funeral services for Ed will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, Sycamore, with the Rev. Darrin Harvey officiating. Burial will follow at Sycamore Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 29, from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be made to Mohawk Athletics in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made to waltonmoorefuneralhome.com.