Eddie Roy Bechdol
September 1, 1951 – January 8, 2021
Las Vegas, NV --- Eddie Roy Bechdol, 69, of Las Vegas, Nv., passed away Friday, January 8, 2021, at Summerlin Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer. Eddie, a loving husband and caring brother, was comforted by his devoted wife, Kathy Bechdol and close family leading up to his death. Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private virtual celebration of life will be held February 4, 2021 at 10:00 AM PST. Those wishing to participate please notify the family.
Eddie was born to Theodore and Agnes Bechdol on September 1, 1951, in Miami, FL. After graduating from Miami Springs Senior High School in 1970, Eddie remained in the Miami area until he met the love of his life, Kathy Bechdol. They celebrated 37 years of marriage in September 2020.
Besides his beloved wife, Eddie is survived by his brother Norman Metz, and loving in-laws Larry and Margie Moore, Kim and June Moore, Jeff and Fafie Moore and 7 nieces and nephews and their spouses and children. Eddie was a longtime pet lover and is missed by his dog, Shelby, who sits by his office door.
Eddie had a zest for life, music, the outdoors and anything mechanical. He would enthusiastically recount his attendance at Woodstock and in recent years going to Sturgis to be part of the renowned motorcycle conclave. Eddie loved the wind in his face whether it was riding a jet ski off the coast of Florida, guiding his motorcycle to parts unknown, or the many snow skiing adventures he and Kathy experienced. In recent years he loved playing golf with his foursome in Sun City Summerlin.
Eddie had numerous hobbies most of which included building or fixing something. While in Florida he and his brother, Norman, worked on cars for endless hours. He built model airplanes and always had a motorized model boat for the company “boat party”. Eddie loved to help others and enjoyed being around people.
Eddie’s career had a diverse path but always included adventure and mechanical aptitude. Eddie was the chef on a boat that traveled the world as far away as Africa. For many years he worked as a tool and die engineer for Motorola in Florida. In 1988 he was honored by Motorola for a patent innovation that “enhanced the technology base of the corporation”. Eddie would tell you that the accomplishment for which he was most proud was being the Owner along with his wife of a pet store, Lovable Puppies, in Palm Beach Gardens. After moving to Las Vegas over ten years ago, Eddie worked as a Property Management Inspector for ERA Brokers Consolidated until his retirement two years ago.
Eddie’s sense of humor, willingness to help, love of animals and devotion to his wife will be missed.
Palm Mortuary Cheyenne location in Las Vegas has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The Bechdol family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to battle cancer. To make a donation go to www.cancer.org and click on the memorial donation option.
- American Cancer Society
Celebration of Life
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Palm Cheyenne Mortuary
Eddie Roy Bechdol
January 18, 2021
Jay and I want to express our deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your loving husband, Eddie.
After reading Eddie’s Obituary, he seemed to be
very interesting, entertaining, and amazing, with many experiences and adventures that he
shared with all.
Eddie will be greatly missed!
You will have had a wonderful life with him,
listening about and sharing many cherished
Looking forward to seeing you again!
Paddy and Jay Abely
January 17, 2021
Kathy we are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a wonderful husband and best friend to you. So many wonderful memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love, Marcy, Collin and Brandon
January 17, 2021
Kathy my long, long time friend, you have and always will have , a special place in my heart. My heart right now is full of sadness in the loss of your devoted husband and partner. In the many adventures you both shared together. I only met Eddie a couple of times, but in many ways I feel I knew him, thinking of so many of the stories you would share with me in your life together. My sympathies for the families and loved ones, My sympathy and love for you, my friend. Peace.
January 15, 2021
Our heart breaks for the loss you are experiencing. You and Eddie were like cookies and cream, can't imagine a better combination! Eddie has a special place in our memories (and I could listen to the Woodstock stories as often as he could recount them). He was such a kind man, with so much that he gave to the world and we are forever a better place for having him in it. We're sending you all our love as you navigate through the pain and the beautiful memories. In Jewish tradition, we say "May his memory be a blessing", we know he was a blessing to share our lives with.
Love, Matt, Sophie, Mara, Sheina, Reese and Allie