Friday, August 14, 2015

Ed Nelson: Rest In Peace

Dateline: August 5, 2015
From: Dave Story and Gary Crum, LIFEGUARD ALUMNI

It is with great regret that I announce the passing of Ed Nelson this afternoon at 3:30pm, surrounded by family. I imagine that he is now swimming, biking & running in the skies. He left us doing what he loved, swimming in the annual Dwight Crum pier-to-pier swim, surrounded by teammates, friends and family on the beach & in the waters that day. We will forever miss our friend who completed over 20 Pier to Pier Swims and served as an Ocean Lifeguard for the Los Angeles County Lifeguards for 55 years. We will miss his smile and positive attitude toward life. Our greatest sympathy go out to his family and friends during these trying times. God speed "Fast Eddie".

Ed Nelson. Photo source: Lifeguard Alumni
When information regarding services becomes available we will pass that along.

Below is the link to the EasyReader article that provides additional information about this tragic event.

Dave Story and Gary Crum



LACo OL/Manhattan Beach Fire Capt., Dave Shenbaum (Ed's son-in-law) also asked that the following information be communicated, some of which has previously been set forth above:

Re: Ed Nelson's Memorial Service Celebration

Please join us in celebrating Ed Nelson’s life.

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

9am - Paddle/Swim Out at Torrance Beach (Ramp Area)
Swim out, paddle out or stay on the beach, as we honor Ed's legacy

3pm - Celebration of Life at King Harbor Yacht Club (280 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277)

Celebrate Ed's life with his family and friends.

*** Please carpool when possible as parking is limited. ***

Important notes:

Please share this page with those who knew Ed:

On this page, share your photos, stories, thoughts, prayers of/for Ed:

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to donate to a memorial fund in his honor:

Photo Album of the Beach and Ocean Memorial Service for Ed Nelson, by Harry Varnas
(All of the photos that follow are by & Copyright Harry Varnas 2015. Used here with his permission.  *** Thanks Harry!)


Our thoughts and prayers go out to Ed's family, loved ones, friends and fellow lifeguard colleagues and pals.


"County Recurrent" News

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