OBITUARY

Edward Scott Delzer

May 29, 1959July 28, 2018
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Edward Delzer, age 59 Edward Scott Delzer was born to Harvey and Hilda Delzer in Tampa, Florida on May 29, 1959. He passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on July 28, 2018. Ed was the oldest of three children with two sisters, Penny and Laura. Ed graduated from Gulf High School in 1977. Ed valued his education. He began at St. Petersburg Junior College, then attended Florida State University, where he graduated with a double-major in Political Science and History. He began his career as a financial and insurance advisor with A. G. Edwards and after gaining experience as part of a large firm, Ed partnered with an associate to start their own insurance agency, O'Brien & Delzer in Spring Hill, Florida. They experienced such success, that Ed was able to retire before his 50th birthday. In his youth, Ed played basketball and tennis competitively, and enjoyed all sports, both as an athlete and a spectator. Ed had a love for movies… as a child, John Wayne westerns were his favorite and he would reenact his favorite scenes riding horses with his cousins in South Dakota. Later, Ed’s friends knew him as the movie buff, often introducing them to the classics so that they could be in on his favorite lines. He also loved adventure, traveling with friends to exotic locations, and good country music. Ed had a unique, very dry sense of humor. He connected with many people through social media emailing and messaging. Ed didn’t just make fun of life, he made life fun. His wit showed his intellect and he would think up ways to entertain his friends, which endeared him to all who knew him. His uncanny memory for all things served him equally well in real-life situations as well as trivia... Ed was Google before there was Google. Ed believed that if you were his friend, you were his friend for life - he maintained friendships from grade school. If you knew him, you knew his kindness and generosity were unmatched. Ed had an imposing physical presence, but a heart of gold, exemplified by his love for animals and children. Ed was devoted to his family, spending his time and energy with extended family and friends whom he treated as family. Ed was Mr. Reliable, always there when you needed him. His girlfriend, Kelly, called him “Steady Eddy.” He was everyone’s “go-to guy” because he was incredibly knowledgeable and capable. A man of his word, his father instilled in him a sense of dignity and loyalty. Ed faithfully attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey, Florida. He was very fit and health conscious, being a regular part of the fitness community at Premier Choice Fitness. Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Penny, his cat, Tolstoy, and joined in death by his father and best friend, Harvey. He is survived by his mother, Hilda, his sister Laura, Kelly Daniel, and countless friends and family.

A visitation will take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 3-6:00 pm, with the service at 6:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2018
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peirce ferriter

August 6, 2018

Going to miss you buddy ... those savvy words on all things both earthy and beyond that you shared in our after Mass chats. BON VOYAGE old friend, Peirce.

frank grey

August 3, 2018

I was so shocked and saddened when I heard the news about Eddie and his Dad. Although I had not seen Eddie often recently, when I did we'd pick up right where we left off, as if we had talked the day before. I remember when Clark's Landing, "Haps" was open we would often run into each other there, enjoying good conversation,laughs and friendship. I will miss Ed and am glad I could call him my friend. The world has lost another good one. Extending my sincerest sympathy to all the family.
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Cathie Theriault

August 3, 2018

So sorry for your heartbreaking loss Laura. Thinking of you and your Mom.
Love
Cathie and Riley

Carl Feddeler

August 2, 2018

We have known Ed since he was a young boy and watched him grow into a fine young man.
Our love and prayers go out to Hilda and Laura.
Carl and Louise Feddeler

Nicole Delzer

August 2, 2018

Dear Hilda, Laura & Kelly, Family & Friends,

My heart is broken for all of you. I don't have the words to express my sorrow for the loss of Cousin Ed and Harvey. I wish I could be there in person to pay my respects to two important and special people in my life.

Ed was a gentle, funny, caring person who never let you go, which I have appreciated since we came into each other's lives so many years ago. I will forever miss his unique wit and loving soul. He made everyone feel special, which is a rare gift in this world, and is evidenced in his numerous close friends and family members. Who did not love Ed who met him? No one... He included people, made them feel important, was a gentleman, and a fantastic entertainer.

He was so proud to belong to such a strong and loving family. He was an excellent caretaker, had an incredible amount of empathy and made everyone laugh. He was one of a kind - smart, funny and incredibly giving of himself.

Thank you Ed, for always loving me and for welcoming me into your life. I am honored and grateful. This world has lost a lot of light because of your departure, but I'm sure Heaven is even a better place now.

Love you always

Your Coley

Lizz Jamieson

August 2, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with Ed's family and friends. He was a great guy who always had a smile for you. His love of his family and animals made him such a special person. His humor was amazing and made him fun to be around. I pray God will give his mother, sister and girlfriend Kelly the strength to get through this difficult time. May he and his Dad Rest In Peace and be in the glory of heaven.

Liz Angelroth Baillie

August 1, 2018

Ed and I went to school together since 2nd grade, although we lost touch over the years after high school as many of us do.
I only have positive memories of Ed as being funny, kind, sincere, honorable, intelligent and athletic. He was one of the "good" people that I grew up with. My heart felt sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.

Valerie Williams

August 1, 2018

I met Ed many years ago through my husband, Sam, and our paths crossed over the years in different social situations. Over the last decade, I saw him almost every Sunday at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. mass where he often served as an usher. We always said hello, and I was comforted by the steadiness of his presence. I am so sad to know he won’t be there anymore. I am also very sad for his family and pray they find consolation in a life well led…knowing he had an abiding love and commitment to his faith and family. May God grant eternal rest to Ed and his father, and may perpetual light shine upon them. Rest in peace.

Tom Altman

August 1, 2018

Ed was one in a million. I have never known anyone quite like him. From Little League Baseball, to High School Tennis and Basketball, to armchair expert on all sports, Ed excelled. He had charisma that made him a success at anything he did. He was super smart, about just about everything. He was generous, and kind. He was a joy to spend time with. He was the funniest person I know. He was ultimately devoted to the people he cared about. He could handle any situation or any person or problem. He will be terribly missed by me, and by anyone who knew him. My deepest sympathy to his mother and sister for the loss of their wonderful Ed. With love, Tom Altman

Jerry Petrosky

August 1, 2018

My name is Jerry and I was one of the first responders to the scene. I was one of the people who was administering CPR to the gentlemen. I just want to say that my heart aches and goes out to the family members. You are in my family and church family’s prayers and if there is anything that I can ever do please ask. I am so sorry for your loss and may the Lord Jesus give you comfort and strength.
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Biography

Delzer, Edward Scott

59, of New Port Richey, passed away suddenly in a tragic accident on July 28, 2018. He was born to Harvey and Hilda Delzer in Tampa, Florida on May 29, 1959. Ed was the oldest of three children with two sisters, Penny and Laura. Ed graduated from Gulf High School in 1977. Ed valued his education. He began at St. Petersburg Junior College, then attended Florida State University, where he graduated with a double-major in Political Science and History. He began his career as a financial and insurance advisor with A. G. Edwards and after gaining experience as part of a large firm, Ed partnered with an associate to start their own insurance agency, O'Brien & Delzer in Spring Hill, Florida. They experienced such success, that Ed was able to retire before his 50th birthday.

In his youth, Ed played basketball and tennis competitively, and enjoyed all sports, both as an athlete and a spectator.

Ed had a love for movies… as a child, John Wayne westerns were his favorite and he would reenact his favorite scenes riding horses with his cousins in South Dakota. Later, Ed’s friends knew him as the movie buff, introducing them to the classics so that they could be in on his favorite lines. He also loved adventure, traveling with friends to exotic locations, and good country music.

Ed had a unique, very dry sense of humor. He didn’t just make fun of life, he made life fun. His wit showed his intellect and he would think up ways to entertain his friends, which endeared him to all who knew him. His uncanny memory for all things served him equally well in real-life situations as well as trivia. Ed was Google before there was Google.

Ed believed that if you were his friend, you were his friend for life - he maintained friendships from grade school. If you knew him, you knew his kindness and generosity were unmatched. Ed had an imposing physical presence, but a heart of gold, exemplified by his love for animals and children. Ed was devoted to his family, spending his time and energy with extended family and friends whom he treated as family. Ed was Mr. Reliable, always there when you needed him. His girlfriend, Kelly, called him “Steady Eddy.” He was everyone’s “go-to guy” because he was incredibly knowledgeable and capable. A man of his word, his father instilled in him a sense of dignity and loyalty.

Ed faithfully attended Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church in New Port Richey, Florida. He was very fit and health conscious, being a regular part of the fitness community at Premier Choice Fitness.

Ed was preceded in death by his sister, Penny, his cat, Tolstoy, and joined in death by his father and best friend, Harvey. He is survived by his mother, Hilda, his sister Laura, Kelly Daniel, and countless friends and family.

A visitation will take place on Friday, August 3, 2018 from 3-6:00 pm, with the service at 6:00 pm at Serenity Funeral Home, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774.