April 20, 1931 – January 12, 2021
Edward Rodman of Peabody, entered into rest on January 12, 2021 at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Ryna (nee Golditch); Devoted father of Marcia (Jeffrey) Strasnick and Debbie (Mark) Sandler. Cherished grandfather of Jessica (James) Raso, Jonathan (Jennifer) Strasnick, Rachel Sandler and Kelsey (Seth) Sandler Gee. Adored great-grandfather of Benjamin, Brianna, Tyler, Mason and Jacob. Loving brother of Frances Cain.
Ed grew up in Chelsea, married the love of his life, Ryna when she was 19 and he was 21. They spent the next 69 years in love raising a family and building a life together. Ed worked for many years in the family business, Wm. Rodman & Sons Inc and in several jobs after that. At the age of 76 he took a job as cashier at CVS, and soon became widely and affectionately known as “Ed from CVS”. He loved his customers and they adored him.
He was a fan of professional wrestling and enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He was an early adopter of the information superhighway, using WebTV and email before it was considered cool, and had a wide circle of online gin playing friends. None of those activities even came close to bringing him the joy of attending every grandchild’s dance recitals, school plays, athletic competitions or spending time playing with his great-grandchildren.
Due to regulations imposed by the Coronavirus Pandemic a private graveside service will be held at the New Tifereth Israel Cemetery.
Shiva will be private.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Ed’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or via www.stjude.org.
- St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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January 16, 2021
Dear Ryna and family
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of Ed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your lovely extended family.
One of the best things about moving here two years ago was meeting wonderful people like you and Ed.
Roberta and Bill Tarlow
January 16, 2021
Dear Ryna and families
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ed. Our condolences go out to the families.
Marla & David Freedman
Peabody & Delray Beach
January 15, 2021
Marcia and family, please accept my sincere condolences on your father's passing. May your memories bring your comfort at this difficult time.
January 14, 2021
Ed was a classmate of my mom Shirley Barr Langer and a friend of mine. He always had a kind word as I checked out at our local CVS.
Please accept my sincere condolences; may his memory be a blessing.
January 13, 2021
One of my fondest memories is of my daughter Taylor sitting on Eddies lap telling him stories and singing songs to him. She loved him like a Grandfather which meant so much because she had no grandparents because the all passed away before she was born . We looked forward to seeing Eddie and Ryna every week when he brought her to have her hair done. Over the many years we have become like family. Rest In Peace Eddie. So happy you got to enjoy those beautiful great grandchildren. They were blessed to have you!