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 firstname.lastname@example.org. "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