Edward Anthony Schirmer, 71, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Sunday, October 12, 2014 from pancreatic cancer surrounded by his family. Edward was born Dec. 28, 1942 in Lima, Ohio to Mary Harville Grammer and Edward Charles Schirmer. He attended Bath school in Lima, Ohio and joined the Navy March 3, 1967. He worked for 38 years for 3M Company and retired in 2009. Edward was an avid golfer, loved fishing, motorcycling and traveling with his wife, Bonnie, to various parts of the world and almost every state in the U.S. He very much enjoyed spending summers in North Dakota/Montana visiting relatives and friends. Most of all he loved his family. Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Edward Schirmer and brother, Joe Schirmer. He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Lawrenceville, GA; daughter, Alana, of Cincinnati, OH; daughter, Shelly Mannes (Tad) of Lawrenceville, GA; sons, Steven Woodworth of Duluth, GA and Alan Woodworth (Tamyria) of Easley, SC; grandchildren, Amber (Jimmy) Dicks of Canton, GA, Kathryn Mannes of Lawrenceville, GA, Saron, Wesley, and Hayden Woodworth of Easley, SC, Petra Schirmer of Cincinnati, OH, and Mason and Madison Schull of TN; two great grandchildren, Luella Woodworth of Washington state and Logan Dicks of Canton, GA; sister, Doris (Ray) Altman of Findlay, OH; sister-in-law, Linda Schirmer of Lima, OH; sisters in laws, Marlene Spencer, Deloris Matson (Jim), Beverly Thompson (Larry), Debra Williams (Luke) brother in law, Dwayne Hayden (Rebecca). Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, October16, 2014 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with interment following at 2:00 pm at Georgia National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made, in memory of Edward, to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256. The family will receive friends from 4:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 15, at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. I first met Ed in a job interview Dec 1994. As it happned, Ed hired me and through the years not only was he a great manager also a friend and mentor. Ed was always sincere and someone you could count on regardless of the situation. Many good memories I recall also much sorrow to hear he has passed.
    Bonnie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and family during this time.

    With Sympathy,

    Brian Thompson

    Brian Thompson

  2. I worked for Ed at Lanier as a copy technician. I learned so much from him and still use the same values that he taught me so many years ago. As Brian stated, there are so many good memories and funny stories about our time with Ed. Roberta and I are sadden by his passing and our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie and the family.

    With Sympathy,

    Jeffrey & Roberta Ives

  3. My wife and I have been neighbors of Ed and Bonnie, for over 13 years. They have always been friendly and caring. We looked out for each other, as good neighbors should. I always enjoyed talking with Ed. He was a very wise man. If you listened; you knew without a doubt that he believed in God. He was always in great spirit, and you never knew if he was having a bad day. He was such a positive person. I will truly miss him. God called him to the light before he said; but God wasn’t ready for him.. He said the light was so beautiful and it felt so wonderful, he didn’t want to leave. God called my friend this time, and they both were ready. Thank you God for sharing Ed with me. I know I will see him again, somewhere around the throne of God. For to be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.

  4. Bonnie,

    Wanted to let you know that I was sorry to hear about Ed – keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Apolgize that I could not come to the visitation or services but we are traveling this week. Really thought alot of Ed – he was one of the best Managers that I have had the privilege of working for – appreciated his sense of humor and style of management – have a lot of great memories of Ed and many interactions over the years. Thankful that he gave me a chance to enter the IT Field and really encouraged me to get to where I am at today. He will be greatly missed, but leaves behind a great legacy.

    God Bless you and your family and I pray for His Peace and comfort during this time.

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