Edward D. Haywood Sr.

Edward D. Haywood Sr. (Ed) was born in Everett, Washington on September 8th ,1938 and shortly thereafter moved with his family to Seattle (Greenlake). He went to Roosevelt High School. served in the Army and then in 1965 he became an Electrician at IBEW, Local 46 until he retired in 1999. Ed was a Marine Electrician for many years, later he became a Journeyman Electrician, a career he kept until his retirement. He was active in the Union as a Brother and served as an Executive Board Member where he helped push through important language changes.  One in particular was seeing that the members/brothers were able to retire with the union paying their medical insurance from age 62-65, which still stands to this date. Ed enjoyed traveling and he and his wife Judy traveled frequently both in the states and in Europe.  They also bought a home in Mesa, AZ and would spend winters down there to escape the rain in Seattle.  There he joined the shuffleboard teams and would win several trophies.  He also loved going to Estate Sales with his good friend Don Willis.  Every weekend they would go out looking for some new “treasure”.  He leaves behind many friends and family that feel blessed he touched their lives. Ed was always true to his beliefs and seldom wavered in his opinion.
Ed passed away peacefully after a long illness from cancer on October 22nd 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Haywood and his beloved mother Opal Haywood and his sister Francis Nellis. He is survived by his loving wife Judy, his brother Wesley, children Julia Haywood Sty (Scott), Edward Haywood, Jr. (Peggy) Eric Haywood (Jie) and Blann Haywood.  He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren Nathan, Megan, Heather, Linsey, Michelle, Blann Jr. and William. Also 2 great grand-daughters Summer Lynn and Emma.  Ed had many friends that were also true to him and many felt they were better people knowing him. Ed loved his family, and had different and special relationships with each of them.  He is forever loved, missed and remembered.
Services will be held on Sunday, November 6th 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Seattle Unity Church, 200 Eighth Ave. N. Seattle, WA 98109

11 Responses to “Edward D. Haywood Sr.”

  • Judy Haywood says:

    Goodbye my sweetheart. You will be in my heart forever.
    “If you love them and they love you they will find you.” I know I will be seeing you again someday.
    Love you honey Judy

  • Ramona Fletcher says:

    He will be missed by those of us who only met him a few times, he was that kind of man. I am so happy, Judy, that you had those wonderful years together. You gave him so much love, and took wonderful care of him during his illness.

  • Carolyn Gaupo says:

    Ed was one of the first people I met in our ‘neighborhood’ at VDO. He was so friendly then and every day after that. He was always smiling, had a willing heart to help, and always a minute to visit. I really enjoyed knowing him.

  • Carol Pariseau says:

    My first impression of Ed was that he had the nicest smile. He was a loyal friend to Tom and me; very kind-hearted and generous. I am so happy you had these fun years of travel and going to AZ with him, Judy. And bless your heart for taking such good, loving care of him during his illness. We will miss him so much.

  • Stef and Marilyn Thordarson says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Judy. Ed was such an interesting and thoughtful person. We feel blessed to have known him. Look forward to seeing you in December.

  • Bonnie Komar says:

    Ed was such a wonderful man. He always had nice things to say to everyone. He loved auctions and introduced me to my first auction. He will truly be missed by everyone. Looking forward to seeing you in AZ, Judy.

  • Sue Matthes says:

    Ed, Don and I will miss you. Don and you had so much fun going to car shows. You were such a honest person and so kind.
    Judy, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Judy Menish says:

    Ed liked to come off as this gruff character but was a teddy bear inside. He claimed that he didn’t like dogs but fell in love with our dog Pete in Mesa. Living across the street from us, we would see him head off to the shuffleboard courts with his stick in hand. When he injured himself in a fall at the courts, we loved to tease him about what a rough sport shuffleboard was. He took it in good stride despite the fact that his injury was serious. There was no one like you Ed. We will miss you. Joe and Judy

  • Duane & Lori Bleess says:

    Ed, loved all the fun times we had with you at VDO, and in Seattle. You were always interested in others, and loved people. You will be missed.

    Love and prayers to you Judy and family.

  • Chuck Garver Local 46 Brother says:

    I was Ed’s Electrical Foreman on the Convention Center in 1988. He was great to have on my crew. You always knew where you stood with Ed, like it or not. He worked on the control wiring for the I-5 Fire Suppresion System. When testing day came,I-5 was shut down at 3:00am, the first time ever. We were both very happy when it was the pipe fitter that messed up the zones and flooded all the ‘white hats’ with four year old sprinkler water! I was on the Pioneer Square Tunnel Station with Ed as well. Ed and Ross Rice were installing the switchgear. I can still hear them fighting over how to do it! Ross has also passed on to that ‘big j-box in the sky’ as he used to say. He and Ed are probably arguing with God right now over how to re-wire the northern lights! I have other great stories I could tell, but this is not the place for it. I really miss them both, it brings a tear to my eye, when I think of Ed, or Ross. God bless and be with all the Haywood family, Chuck

  • Nancy Berger Tetzlaff says:

    God bless all the Haywood family. I am so pleased Ed has had such a great life, wonderful family and friends. He was always a hard worker and loved his children totally. My sincerest condolences to all the


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