Edward H. Lorenz, 87 of Acra NY passed away peacefully at home on November 26, 2020 after a long illness. Born on January 27, 1933 to Theodore and Luise Lorenz, Ed grew up on the family farm in Round Top with his 6 siblings, and he was a lifelong resident of Greene County. After high school, Ed enlisted in the US Navy with his identical twin Adolph (Al), and he served during the Korean Conflict as a torpedoman onboard the USS Cascade. After discharge from the Navy, Ed married Beverly Cornell and they had 4 daughters. After Beverly’s death, he married Elizabeth (Betty) (Jones) Obertubbesing and he became stepfather to her 5 sons.
Ed was employed for many years at Roy Miller’s on Main Street in Cairo, and later retired from the NYS DOT. After his retirement, Ed took great pride in his work as groundskeeper at the Angelo Canna Town Park in Cairo.
Ed was a past Commander of the American Legion Post 983, a member of the Catskill Elks Lodge -1341, as well as the Round Top Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, birdwatching, woodworking, traveling, the company of dogs, and in his later years he especially enjoyed socializing with friends over lunch at the Acra Senior Center.
Ed is survived by his brother Richard (Roberta) Lorenz, his daughters Laura Lorenz, Florence Ohle, Kim (Tony) Puorro, JoAnne (Patrick) Rose, his step sons Thomas (Oki) Obertubessing, George (Lisa) Obertubbesing, Howard Obertubbesing, Edward (Sirli) Obertubbesing, 17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Ed was predeceased by his parents, his 1st wife Beverly and 2nd wife Elizabeth , his siblings Edith Burns, Louise Conrad, Adolph Lorenz, Theodore Lorenz, Ann Cinatti, and his stepson Kenneth Obertubbesing.
The family would like to extend their deepest appreciation to hospice staff Kelly Marafioti, Melissa Lovelock, Robbin Clearwater, Nancy Johnson, Victoria Bink, Stanley Webster, and Pam Shad , as well as his caregiver Dakota Cabbagestalk , for their assistance as it allowed Edward to remain in his home.
Due to the current COVID19 pandemic, services will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to: Greene County Department of Human Services, Meals on Wheels Program, 411 Main Street, Suite 340, Catskill, NY, 12414.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Richards Funeral Home, Cairo, NY, and condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.