Edward Terry Gruidel

February 1, 1941February 4, 2013

Edward Gruidel passed away at his home on Monday, February 4, 2013 from complications due to cancer.

Edward Terry Gruidel was born on February 1, 1941 to Edward and Meddill Gruidel in Omaha, NE.

Upon graduation from high school, Ed was drafted by the newly founded Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958. He played the 1959 season for their farm system in Odessa, TX and the 1960 season in Kokomo, IN. A fond memory is having lunch with Mickey Mantle during spring training. He went on to obtain degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Omaha and Arizona State University.

He married Janet D. Moravec on September 4, 1965. Together they had one, son, Eric Edward Gruidel. Janet passed away on November 6, 1983.

Ed married Ann D. Williams on January 24, 1987. They had two sons, Ryan Edward and Dalton Edward Gruidel.

Ed worked for IBM in Boulder for 22 years. He continued on as an entrepreneur and investor.

Ed enjoyed bicycling, skiing, golfing, volleyball, playing bridge and trips to Mexico. He coached all of his boys in Little League baseball.

Surviving are his mother, Meddill of Omaha, wife, Ann of Boulder, son Eric and his wife, Susan and their children Ava and Wyatt of New York, NY, sons Ryan and Dalton of Boulder and his brother Don and his wife Linda of Niwot along with numerous loving family and friends.

A Celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026.


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March 5, 2013

Ann, Ryan, Dalton and Eric,I am so sorry to hear about Ed. I worked with him at Audio Adventures for 11 years. Ed had an incredible sense of humor and was a . great boss, always listened and was ready to accept suggestions. He will be missed. Silvia Gentile

Nick Rianoshek

February 22, 2013

Ann, Dalton, and Ryan- I am sorry to hear about Ed's passing. He was a funny, interesting, and smart, very smart, man. I will miss saying crazy things to make Ed laugh; usually he just looked at me like I was crazy, and I don't blame him! I love you guys and Ed will forever be in my thoughts.

Beth Beeson Wilkins

February 21, 2013

Dear Ann, Our memories of golfing and dinners here in Cabo are SO vividly wonderful. We will never forget these times....he was a fabulous human being and will be missed. Beth and F.D. Wilkins

Ginny Keaton

February 21, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Ed. I worked with him and Don at Audio Adventures for about 8 years. I loved working with him, so funny, and such a good boss.

Linda Townsend

February 20, 2013

Hi Ann: So sorry and sad to hear about Ed passing. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Angela Swilpa

February 15, 2013

Ann, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Angela and Chuck Swilpa

Jim Gruidel

February 13, 2013

Our sincere condolences to aunt Meddill, Ann, cousin Don, and the entire family. I will never forget the great family times we had as kids growing up. We were are so lucky to have such wonderful parents and cousins that had so much fun together.

Pam Fochtman

February 12, 2013

Ann-So sorry to hear about Ed. I loved working with him at Audio Adventures and always enjoyed his sense of humor. I hope you and your family find comfort during this difficult time.

Matthew Holland

February 12, 2013

Ed will be greatly missed. In the face of multiple obstacles over many years, and a very tough road to travel, he remained gracious, stoic and was always a pleasure to interact with. His love for his family and their love for him was always obvious. His passing is sad, and our condolences go out to his family and anyone who had experienced the company of this wonderful man

February 11, 2013

Ann- We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. It has certainly been alot of years since we have been in touch but we still have fond memories of Ed, you, and the kids. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Mike and Karyn Spratt