Edward R. Coombs

August 5, 1933April 29, 2021
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A Memorial Service for Edward R. Coombs, age 87 of Ogdensburg will be held on Thursday (May 6, 2021) at 2:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Welsh officiating. Burial will be at Brookside Cemetery in Waddington. Mr. Coombs passed away at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center on Thursday (April 29, 2021).

Surviving is his wife Marilyn; sons Scott Coombs of Utica & Frank Samarco of Ogdensburg; a daughter April Coombs of Ogdensburg; daughter in law Christine Coombs of Syracuse; grandchildren Jessica & Ben Botelho; Joshua & Jeremy Coombs; Nicole, Trevor, Jimmy & Cassidy Samarco; Arianna Welsh; EJ & Dominick Coombs; Caleb, Shantel & Donti Icoff; great grandchildren Kayden, Karter, Hudson Coombs; Cole, Collins, Colby & Cullen Lafleur & Liam Samarco; a sister Barbara Larson of CT; sister-in-law Patty Coombs of Herkimer along with many nieces, nephews & cousins.

Ed was predeceased by sons Robert Coombs, James Samarco & Edward Coombs; a daughter Candace Coombs and a brother Raymond Coombs.

He was born on August 5, 1933 in Brooklyn NY, a son of the late Edward H. & Helen (Roome) Coombs. He graduated High School in Hamdon, CT where he was a football star, and later married Marilyn (Gerace) Samarco on Sept 15, 1973.

Ed worked as a self-employed flooring installer for many years and also worked for Enjems Flooring. Ed has a strong Christian Faith and attended numerous Bible Study Conventions. He was an active member of the Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship, Prison Fellowship, Albany Episcopal Cursillo Team, member of St. Lawrence Deanery Council, longtime and active member of Christ Church of Morristown, Vestry Member, a member of Healing Team, Lay Reader, L.E.M., Men’s Bible Study Member, Life in the Spirit Seminar Member, Tuesday Night Prayer & Praise Member, Annual Men’s Retreats Member at Wadham’s Hall, Diocese of Albany – Episcopal Healing Training 1,2,3,. Alpha Training, Loaves & Highs Food Volunteer, Parish Hall Construction Team, Parish Rep @ Deanery Leadership Conferences, Building & Grounds Member, Marriage Encounter, Member of E.E. (Evangelism Team), Attended Jesus, 80 @ Mt. Union, PA, and Attended Annual Diocesan Conventions.

He lived a life of Service to God, Family, Church & Community. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at


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Lorrie Bogart

May 7, 2021

Ed .
We know where you are and that's because you lived how you lived and loved how you loved.
You are free and at peace as we all know that your family is at peace knowing that someday they will see you again and so will we.
What a great man! Rest in heavenly peace. You will be missed!

Yvonne Conte

May 5, 2021

Ed was always good to me. He welcomed me with a warm hug each time we met. He was a good man and will be missed.

Lucille Klein

May 4, 2021

Memories of Ed, where to start, my employer at Big Ed’s Dallas Lounge, my employer at The Donut King Restaurant, my landlord for the last 17 years, but most of all my friend . Through thick and thin, happiness and sadness he was always there . We shared business, friendship ,family and most important we shared our faith. Miss you Big Ed.💔

Celina Burns

May 4, 2021

I am so sorry about Ed’s passing. He was truly a man of God. He would do anything for love of God and family. Marilyn, I can’t find the words to express my condolences. My Dad, Ed Lashomb, also died this month. I know he used to enjoy having a cup of coffee with Ed at the restaurant. I’m sure they are enjoying the joys of eternal life. If you think they prayed on earth, can you imagine them in God’s presence! May God comfort you with knowing he is with the Lord! God bless you! Love, Celina Burns

Diane Dailey

May 3, 2021

My deepest sympathy on Ed’s passing. I’m unable to be at the funeral home tomorrow and didn’t have your home address. You and Ed were always two of my fondest people. Please accept my heart felt condolences and know that I’m holding you in my heart and prayers.

Maribel and Alex Rule

May 3, 2021

When we first moved to Ogdensburg Ed was very kind and welcoming, he invited us to their church, their home and has always been a person we could trust to give us a helping hand and support. the world is a little less bright now without him and we will miss him until we meet him again in Heaven.

Pamelia Neal

May 1, 2021

Dear Marilyn and family,
Sorry for your loss! May Ed rest on peace!

Jeremy Cota

April 30, 2021

So saddened by the loss of a good man, Mr. Ed, u will be greatly missed by many people..........Miss Marilyn an Mr. Ed were great family friends an many fond memories, so until we meet again may God
keep you and may God bless you Miss Marilyn an watch over you.........Love yas an may God Bless You All!!

Lori & Pat Hackett

April 30, 2021

Marilyn...we were very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Many fond memories of flooring installs for us over the years. Cherished memories last a lifetime and beyond.

Kristine Hooper

April 30, 2021

Our deepest condolences to you all. Ed was a wonderful man and a great friend. We will miss him deeply. Thinking of you all ❤️

Kris and Jeff