Edward M Garber, 96, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Ed was a native of Philadelphia. When he came to Ft. Knox, Louisville in the Armed Division, he met Jean. They were married on his 21st birthday just before he shipped out to Germany to fight during WWII. Ed served over seas until the end of the war. When he returned, Ed attend Drexel University to study engineering, and continued his education by enrolling into the Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville.
After graduating, he work at Reynolds Metal Co. designing aluminum panels for high-rise buildings. In 1960 he got the urge to start his own business. Edward M. Garber Engineers was born. His son David joined him in 1975 upon his graduation from Speed School following in his footsteps. They worked together until Ed retired in 2003. The company continues today providing engineering services to various clients and companies.
After Jean passed away in 2011, Ed met and married Tracey Davis. Tracey helped take care of Ed until he went to the Veterans Home at Ft. Knox where he passed away in his 96th year.
He was born on June 26, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George and Clara (Weisberg) Weber. He is preceded in death by his Father, George H. Weber, Mother, Clara Inman, wife, Jean Rose Garber, wife, Tracey Davis-Garber, and son, Mark Edward Garber.
Edward is survived by his loving family, children, Sandra Jean (Michael) Chapman and David Francis (Debra) Garber; grandchildren, Timothy Chapman, Kristen (Anthony) Boston, Andrea (Andy) McLeroy, Brigette Garber, Sara (Larry) Wilson, Philip (Breckin) Garber, Candiss Huseby, Daniel Garber, Allison Williams, and Sean Pence; 16 great-grandchildren; step-Son, Adam McGee. As well as a host of family and friends to cherish his memory forever.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, (10304 Dixie Hwy). His Funeral Service will be at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
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