Edwin Raymond Link
On Friday, January 17, 2020, Edwin Raymond Link passed away at the age of 88 in Casa Grande, AZ.
Ed was born on May 10, 1931 in Pasadena, CA to Raymond and Viola (Wilson) Link. He graduated from Hamilton High School. He was proud to have served in the US Navy during the Korean War. He married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Diane Gould and they raised 2 daughters, Linda and Sharon and one son, James. He dabbled in many occupations, including fireman, rabbit raising, barber, polygrapher and bookstore owner. His father took on many fishing trips to June Lake in the High Sierra and he loved it there. So much so, that he and his wife Diane moved their whole family there in 1962 and over the years owned and operated a trailer rental business, Greenleaf Springs Motel and June Lake Motel. Ed became interested in law enforcement and joined the Mono County Sheriff's Department as a deputy, working for a number of years before retiring with the rank of Sergeant in 1979.
Sadly, Ed and Diane divorced but then he met and married sweet Georgia (Grimm) whom he lost to cancer in 1989. Ed loved to travel and went on a couple of cruises to Alaska, several trips to Mexico and explored America in a motorhome for a couple of years. He got his pilot's license and enjoyed flying in his Cessna and in his later years switched to flying remote-controlled model airplanes and spent hours trying to master Microsoft Flight Simulator. He loved to play poker and was quite good at it. He liked to garden and especially loved growing roses. In his later years, his health and mobility declined but he never lost his quick wit, sense of humor and charming the ladies.
he is survived by his loving partner (angel) of 20 yeras, Janet Shada, his three children, Linda, Sharon (Gerard), and Jim (Robin), 7 grandchildren, Dustin, Tyler, Daniel, Rachael, Andrew, Jared and Dylan, 6 great grandchildren Nakia, Psalm, Caelan, Thos, Haven and Teb and one great great granddaughter Brielle. Ed will be cremated and then interred next to his second wife Georgia later this spring. Special thanks to the staff at Family Tys in Casa Grande. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the DNC, 430 South Capital St SE #3, Washington, DC 20003. Just kidding (his kids inherited his sense of humor)!