Edward D. Cary

Edward Dale Cary, born March 28, 1935, died October 16, 2013 of Alzheimer’s.  He was currently of Holt, MI, He was predeceased by his parents, Wayne and Emma Cary; his sister, Margaret and his niece, Hope.  He attended Eastern High School, was an All-State Champion wrestler in 1952 and 1953, graduating in 1953 with a wrestling scholarship to MSU.  He was the co-founder of Quality Electric Inc. in 1963 and eventually became the sole owner in the late 1980’s until selling the Company to his sons in 1996.  He was an entrepreneur, owning two car washes, one in South Lansing and one in Grand Ledge and owned two multi-unit rental properties.  Ed attended Mt. Hope Church and loved participating in their MAPS Mission Trips (7 total).  Ed also enjoyed boating, water skiing, fishing (especially co-ho salmon), motorcycle trail riding with his sons, going up north to his property near Manistee and working on any projects.  He loved to build!

During the end times of his life, he was cared for and helped by his grandsons, Mitchell and Ryan, who resided with him.

He is survived by his three sons, Bruce Edward, William Dale and Jeffrey Allen; 3 grandchildren, Ryan, Mitchell and Savanah and one great-grandchild, Makayla; brother, Don Cary; several nieces and nephews; and, his ex-wife and good friend, Joyce S. Cary.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with the Rev. John T. Elieff officiating.  The family will receive friends at the Chapel on Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Ed Cary.

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Peter James Fortin
October 17, 2013 at 4:28 am

To Joyce ,Bill ,Bruce ,Jeff and the entire family:

I am truly sorry for the passing of your loved one. I had the special pleasure getting to know Ed when I was just a young man .Ed had tremendous integrity and tenacity in every thing he did. He was a powerful example of a MAN .He was very generous to me in many ways including letting me live in one of his apartments when I could not afford the luxury. I am know he is looking down and proud. His examples of integrity, generosity and strength will never be forgotten. Peace to all who knew Ed Cary


October 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

To Joyce and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when Bob Bass was with the company, he always spoke highly of Ed as did Keith Huyser, and I remember Ed as a good example of a business man and friend. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, your family and friends. Peace with you.
Marilyn and Family,


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