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Edward "Edd" T. Buckley

April 26, 1929 ~ August 23, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

Edward "Edd" Thomas Buckley, 91, of Park Ridge, IL, died Sunday evening, August 23, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Ruth, and his wife, Mary Ramah,nee Calkins. Edd is survived by his daughters, Maureen (Bud) Jones, Ruth Anne (Daniel) Kinsella, Kathleen (Tim) Frey, and Nancy (Robert) Buckley and his beloved grandchildren: Sarah, Kacy, Jack, Kyle, Timothy, Elizabeth, Emma, Sam, William, Grace, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was born in Chicago, IL, but grew up in Ottumwa, Iowa and was a University of Iowa graduate. He started “Edd the Florist” flower shop in Ottumwa before moving to Arizona, then Minnesota, finally settling in Park Ridge, IL. He founded Associated Marketing, a market research firm with a focus on perishable goods, and presided over it for decades until his retirement. A celebration of his life will take place at St. Paul of the Cross Church at 10:00 am on August 29th. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, the funeral Mass will be by invitation only. His remains will be buried in his beloved Iowa, at Evergreen Cemetery, in the town of Fairfield, Iowa at 11:30 am on Saturday, Sept. 12. The family is appreciative of the wonderful care he received at St. Andrews during the past year. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden or The Anti-Cruelty Society. These honor his loves of both horticulture and dogs.


Services

Private Services

St. Paul of the Cross Church
140 S. Northwest Hwy.
Park Ridge, IL 60068

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