Edward J. Gottmann

March 5, 1940January 8, 2021
Obituary of Edward J. Gottmann
Edward J. Gottmann, 80, of Sudbury, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in the surroundings of his home on Friday, January 8, 2021, with his wife, daughter, and son in-law at his side. He was born in Queens, NY, to Henry and Emily Gottmann on March 5th, 1940. After finishing high school, he briefly joined William Esty before entering the United States Army. He was stationed in California for several years before returning to New York where he met the love of his life, Mary. They were married in 1967 and resided in Merrick, NY, with their daughter Elizabeth until 1977. He then moved, with his family, to Sudbury to open the Boston office of Katz Communications. He retired from Katz in 1988 after 20 plus years of service as a radio advertising vice president. Soon after, he threw himself into community service for the town of Sudbury. He began driving for Meals on Wheels and F.I.S.H and later founded the Sudbury Community Food Pantry. He then turned his efforts to the Sudbury Senior Center, where he was the Volunteer Coordinator for nearly 20 years. During this time, he spearheaded many initiatives such as Fix-it, Friendly Visitors, Medical Equipment Loan Closet, Lockbox, Sand Bucket and Lawn Clean-Up. Whenever someone in town needed something to be done, he always found a way to make it happen. He touched many people with his kindness and made the world a better place. Ed is preceded in death by his parents and dear sister, Rita Long and her husband James. He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Mary (Karl) Gottmann; his loving daughter Elizabeth Gottmann-Hanrahan, her husband Craig, and two beautiful grandchildren, Emma and Ava, of Billerica, MA; his beloved brother Henry Gottmann and wife Kathleen of Ramsey, NJ; and his many wonderful nieces and nephews and their families. In light of the current pandemic, and our care and concern for family and friends, services are private. A celebration of life will be planned for a later date, when it is safe to gather in larger numbers. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ed’s most cherished concerns are appreciated: Sudbury Community Food Pantry at PO Box 751, Sudbury, MA, 01776, or to the Friends of the Sudbury Senior Citizens, in care of the Sudbury Senior Center, 40 Fairbanks Road, Sudbury, MA, 01776.

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