Ed Candelaria of Kalispell, MT. died Saturday January 10th after a brief illness. He died surround by his family at home.
Born August 24th 1926 in Gilroy, CA. Son of Arthur L. and Atanasia Candelaria, he was a native of Hollister, CA and a longtime resident of Lakeside and Kalispell, MT.
He was a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran who enjoyed volunteering for United Veterans of Flathead Valley.
For 15 years, he worked for the Park Service at Whitefish and Wayfarer Park, where he was friendly to all who passed his entrance booth, even those unwilling to pay.
He was married to his wife, Mercy for 60 years.
He is also survived by his children, Edgar of Las Vegas, Richard Candelaria and his wife, Maria of Seattle, Joan and Marvin of Kalispell, MT, his brother Alfred Candelaria and his wife Fidencia of Kansas City, MO and his sister Elvira C. Martin of Hollister as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to a bookkeeping career, Ed had experience working for Paul Massoni and Almaden wineries. He came from a long line of musicians who enriched and enhanced his expeience of playing tenor saxophone for many years.
The family suggests that any memorial contributions be sent to Home Options Hospice, 175 Commons Loop, Suite 100, Kalispell, MT 59901.
Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is assisting for Ed’s family.
You are invited to go to www.jgfuneralhome.com to offer condolences and sign Ed’s guest book.
Funeral services were held in MT There will be a Mass for his eternal rest on 1-20-09 at Sacred Heart Church in Hollister at 7:00 P.M.