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In Memory

Edward Colson

Edward Colson

Edward Howard Colson Jr.
November 29, 1953 - November 26, 2012


Resident of Alameda, CA
Was born in St. Petersburg, FL to Edward Howard Colson Sr. and Ezell Elizabeth Colson and passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 58. He was the lifelong partner of Rome E. Rossi, loving brother of Joyce Colson Ambuehl, Ralph A. Ambuehl, John B. Colson and Doris A. Colson, uncle to numerous nieces and nephews and father to his beloved umbrella Cockatoo, Deva. He was supported through his prolonged illness with esophageal cancer by his good friends Brad Corbin and David Brunner.

Ed graduated from Northeast Senior High in 1971 and migrated to San Francisco in 1978. He was a consummate hospitality professional working for HMS Host International from 1979 until 2005, Jamba Juice from 2005 to 2006, and Sodexo from 2006 to November 2012.

Ed had a real zest for life and loved cooking, holiday baking and sharing his joy of life with others. He was an active participant in the San Francisco leather community.

Donations in Ed's memory may be made to a charity of your choice and condolences can be sent to romerossi53@gmail.com. "I will miss your company - Ricky Lee Jones"

Greer Family Mortuary (510) 865-3755  www.greermortuary.com

Published in Inside Bay Area on November 30, 2012


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11/16/20 12:27 AM #1    

Darlene White (Gee)


ED was known as Howard in school. We always joked that we were related. Howard's brother's, wife, brother's, wife, sister(is Me). When his brother would come home and wanted to take Howard's GTO to the Drive Inn, they had me go with him.

He and I got along really well. Many years later I was told he was living in California and working at the airport. My husband is from San Francisco and I would look for Howard every time we flew in to visit my husbands Family, It took many years before I finally heard Howard's voice and turned around and said Howard finally. He knew my voice too and said my name. We hugged and cried happy tears, then went to his office to catch up. We talked for a few hours about our lives after NEHI. His story was not a good one until he moved to California.

The day he contacted me about his cancer was very hard to know but I'm so glad he was the one to tell me. We kept in touch after that, I was so glad that I knew this very special friend

Love you and still miss you, Darlene (White) Gee (72)


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