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Edward J Harvey

March 28, 1936 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Edward Harvey Obituary

Monson-Edward J. Harvey, 87, passed away Tuesday, September 5, 2023 following a long battle with colon cancer.  Ed was born in Monson to the late James W. and Marion (Moulton) Harvey.  He was a graduate of Monson High School and attended UMass Amherst.

 Ed was employed as a sales engineer/sales manager in the New England area for several laboratory instrument manufactures; selling and installing analytical instruments such as spectrometers, chromatographs and related laboratory equipment and training chemists in their care and use. 

 He served in the USAF and was trained as a boom operator on KB29P in-flight refueling tankers.  He spent most of his 4-year tour at RAF Skulthorp in England and while there, visited most countries from Norway down to many in North Africa.  He was honorably discharged in 1958 with the rank of S/Sgt.  Aviation had become a passion, and in the years, to come, Ed became a sky diver and general aviation private pilot in both power and gliders.  To the very end, Ed could be seen flying around Monson in his homemade ultralight airplane. 

 Ed leaves his wife of 62 years, Yvonne (Gauvin); a son, James of Brimfield; a daughter, Deborah of Montana and a granddaughter, Heather Hamel of Belchertown.  His brother, David Harvey is his only surviving sibling.  Ed was predeceased by a sister; Patricia Handzel and three brothers; Wayne Harvey, Douglas Harvey and Kenneth Harvey.

 At his request there will be no visiting hours or services.  

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