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Edward Blythin, 77, of Granger Township, passed away on July 12, 2018 at home. Ed was born on July 7, 1941 in Lakewood, Ohio, to the late Arthur Blythin and Margaret (nee Cooper) Fedor.  He was a resident of Granger for 43 years.  He graduated from Parma Senior High School in 1960, and served in the United States Army as a paratrooper for the 503rd Airborne from 1961-1964.  Ed furthered his education at Kent State University where he studied journalism.  He graduated with honors in 1974.  Ed was employed as an Investigator for the United States Consumer Products Safety Commission for 27 years and retired August 1, 2005.  His hobbies included gardening, woodworking, and volunteer work.  Ed was an avid sports fan.  He was always a staple at the many events for his sons and grandchildren.  He was a past member of the Parma Elks. 

Ed is survived by and will be dearly missed by his beloved wife and best friend of 49 years, Virginia (Wanicki), his loving sons, Eddy (Heather Holton), granddaughters, Briana and Bailey of Brunswick, Ohio; Brian (Sonya Curtis), granddaughter, Elizabeth of Rittman, Ohio; Shane of Medina, Ohio; and Kyle (Christi Cottrill), grandsons, Charlie and Desi of Wadsworth, Ohio. He is also survived by his brother, Richard Blythin of Columbus, Ohio, and his sister, Margaret Pisani of Paso Robles, California. He is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Elizabeth. 

Edward was put to rest at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery on July 30, 2018.  Memorial donations may be made to the HMC Hospice of Medina County. Cremation by The Zabor Funeral Home, Parma. To offer condolences, visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. I knew Ed when he was an Elks member. He was a great guy and always had a smile for everyone. I remember that Ed always planted a big garden and would often bring in huge amounts of tomatoes for everyone to take home. What a class act! Rest in peace, Ed.

  2. To Ed’s family and friends, I pray for God’s peace and comfort in the days and years ahead. While I never had the opportunity to see Ed on a regular basis throughout my life, I was able to see him a few times and heard many Ed stories. I knew he was a special guy to so many and he loved his family. May he Rest In Peace with so many that loved him a preceded him in death.

    Daughter of Vivian and James Cooper

  3. Please find comfort in knowing that Jehovah God understands your pain and will give you the needed strength to get you through this sad and difficult time.

  4. So saddened to hear of Ed’s death. I enjoyed working with him thru the years on the RAH board. We appreciated his scouting for the Walsh Baseball team. He was a great guy….worked really hard to help others especially kids. I remember him building the concession stand at Kobak field almost by himself. I considered him a good friend.

    God Bless you and all your family Virginia.
    You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Terry, Stan and all the Kaczmar Family

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