Edgar Artz Work, aged 88, passed away May 23, 2023, after a brief illness, surrounded by family. Ed was born in Lancaster, Ohio, where he grew up. After high school, he attended Purdue University, where he was a member of the track and field team, Army ROTC, and received a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
After graduating from Purdue, Ed served in Korea and achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
After his service, Ed moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he worked as a mechanical engineer for Bendix. Shortly after, he met Pat, whom he married in 1960. They were married until her passing on May 6th of this year.
In Ann Arbor, Ed attended the University of Michigan, where he received his masters degree in Forestry. After graduating, he moved his family to Evergreen, Colorado, where he resided until his passing. Ed worked as a scientist for the Bureau of Land Management in Lakewood, CO, until his retirement in 1990.
Ed loved the outdoors. He was an avid runner, hiker, and backpacker and cared deeply about the environment. He also loved adventure travel with Pat, enjoying countries Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Russia.
He is survived by his sister JoAnn of Camarillo, CA, his sons Scott (Heather) of Tualatin, OR, Ian (Kelly) of Hawthorne, NV, and grandson Logan of San Jose, CA.
A friends and family service will be held at the Church of Transfiguration for both him and Pat in Evergreen on June 24th at 1:30 pm, followed by a remembrance gathering at the church. Those wishing to honor him are encouraged to donate to the Evergreen Animal Protective League ( eapl.com ).
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