Edward “Ed” Lobel

Edward Lobel, 73, died on June 22nd after a short illness. Raised in Fresh Meadows, Queens, NYC, Ed graduated from Long Island University and spent a long career in the garment industry both in NYC and Massachusetts.

Ed married his childhood sweetheart, Barbara, of Bayside, New York, in August, 1970 and they raised their three children:  Jonathan Lobel, Jason Lobel, and Rebecca Lobel-Gawecki, in Marlboro, MA, where they lived for 24 years, before moving back to NYC and then to Holt, Michigan.

Ed is survived by his adored grandchildren, Ilanah Lobel-Torres; and Jake, Zac, and Sofia Gawecki. He also will be missed by his brothers Michael and Steven, as well as many nieces, nephews and long time friends.

There will be a graveside funeral, on June 26th at Evergreen Cemetery, section P at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks that donations be made in Ed’s name to Kehillat Israel, 2014 Forest Rd, Lansing, MI 48910, which has provided loving care during this stressful time.

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Steven Lobel
June 23, 2022 at 7:44 pm

Love you big brother.

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Erin (O’Brien) Ingraffia
June 25, 2022 at 4:04 pm

While it had been many years, He and Barbara were such important figures in my childhood. I know he will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Sending my love and condolences.

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Gary & Gail Silverman
June 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

I’ll always remember the good times we had. Especially those parties where we cooked, and tended bar, at Vinnie’s

You are already missed!

Gary & Gail

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Jenny
June 26, 2022 at 3:34 am

I always referred to him as Mr. Lobel. He treated me as if I was of his own . In fact any of the Lobels childrens friends that were welcomed into their home Mr. Lobel treated like family . He was a giant teddy bear as Becky has mentioned before with a tough guy appearance some would say a mobster look. I remember for awhile I though secretly he was in the mob especially all the traveling he did , until I got to go to one of the clothing stores he did business with , great memories with the entire Lobel Family . They took me in when I needed it the most . He will be missed by so many. My heart goes out to the entire family. Love you all

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Gerri and Peter Young
June 26, 2022 at 12:20 pm

We were friends with Ed & Barbara for 43 years. I recall his coming home from heart bypass surgery, just as I was being released for the same surgery. He could drive, we would go out everyday, stopping at various drug stores to check our blood pressure. Ed was an incredible friend to both of us. We will miss him, he will always be in our thoughts.

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