Edward Loftus Obituary (2021) – Greensboro, NC

Loftus, Edward “Ed”

Edward “Ed” John Loftus, 71, a High Point resident, died on Wednesday August 4, 2021 at Moses H. Cone Hospital in Greensboro. He was born on May 22, 1950 in Scranton, PA, to a Pennsylvania State Trooper, the late John Francis Loftus and the late Marie Ann Nolan Loftus.

Ed was a graduate of Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He ran a grocery store in Wilkes-Barre and later joined the US Marine Corps. After his discharge from the Marine Corps, he spent 35 years as operations / supply chain manager for various companies, several of which specialized in aircraft parts. He loved all sports, especially baseball, where he was a former Little League coach. Ed loved the Dodgers and went back to the original Brooklyn Dodgers. He loved his Irish heritage and was an avid supporter of Notre Dame. Not to forget that he could easily be persuaded to take time out for his other hobby, fishing.

He was a member of the Covenant Church United Methodist and the New Connections Sunday School class.

Ed was married to Linda Rhines for 38 years, who preceded him in death on February 25, 2020.

His daughter, Heather L. Hicks, her husband Scott, and their two children Julia and Grayson Hicks from Keller, Texas, survived; his sons John Loftus and his wife Ashley and their two children Austin and Liam from Kernersville, Matt Loftus and his fiancée Lexie Roberts from Greensboro; his sister Rosemary Kocher of Hanover Township, PA; his aunt Barbara McGraw from Edison, NJ; and his nephew Neil Kocher and wife Denise from Mountain Top, PA.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Covenant Church United Methodist, 1526 Skeet Club Rd., High Point, NC 27265, presided over by Reverend Darren Alexander. From 12 noon until the service, the family receives friends in the church.

Monuments can be made in Ed’s memory of Covenant Church United Methodist.

Online condolences at www.haneslineberryfhsedgefield.com.

Published by Greensboro News & Record on August 6, 2021.

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