|3/11/2014 10:41:00 AM|
Edward R. Kath
Edward Russell Kath, 37, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014, in Buffalo, surrounded by his family, after a year-long battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday, March 10. Visitation and a prayer service were held on Sunday, March 9.
He is survived by his son, Ahnyx and his mother, Alysia Tessling; parents, Jim and Mary Ann Kath; siblings, Mike (Melody), Vicky, Nick (Wanda), Shelly (Joe) Wright, Susie (Keith) Lommel, Jim (Sarah) and Rusty (Angie); many nephews, nieces, and cousins; and countless friends including Darren and Abby Tazelaar who graciously opened their home to Ed in his final weeks, and Rita Karypis who was by his side for much of his final journey.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Edward and Anna Kath and Russell and Maxine Leraas.
He was born in Buffalo, on August 24, 1976, to Jim and Mary Ann Kath. His youth was spent playing with his seven siblings, fishing with his dad and playing several sports. Eddy graduated from Buffalo High School in 1994 where he was captain of the wrestling team.
No matter the job he held or city in which he resided, Ed influenced those around him with his positivity and easygoing attitude. He touched the lives of children at Kid's Haven Childcare in Buffalo and Here Comes the Sun Childcare in Hermantown. Eddy was the favorite bartender to patrons in Buffalo, Annandale, South Haven, and most recently, Grandma's Restaurant in Duluth. He loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and spending time with his many friends. Above all, Ed adored his son, Ahnyx. He was never happier than when they were together and loved him more than anything in the world.
Casket bearers: Mike Kath, Jim Kath, Rusty Kath, Ahnyx Kath, Darren Tazelaar, Joe Wright and Keith Lommel.
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