Edward “Ed” VanLeuvan

Edward E. “Ed” VanLeuvan – 74 – of 4249 Turnpike Road, Canisteo, NY (Town of Howard), died Saturday evening (May 14, 2022) at his home, following a brief illness.

Born in Otisville, NY on December 19, 1947, he was the son of Edward & Lillian (Stacey) VanLeuvan.

Ed grew up in Mount Hope, NY and was a graduate of Minisink Valley Central School (Class of 1966).

He was employed for 32 years at IBM Corporation.  Throughout the years, Ed traveled extensively throughout the world as a Project Manager for IBM until his retirement in 1999.

On June 28, 1969, Ed married his high school sweetheart, Judith “Judy” Smith.  They lived, built a home and raised their family in Slate Hill, NY where they resided from 1974 – 2006 at which time they moved to Western New York to be near their daughters.

Ed was an avid hunter and especially loved hunting “Big Game” such as deer & bear.  He was a member of the Bath Rod & Gun Club and also a member of the Bath Elks Lodge.  He also loved rooting for the New York Mets and the New York Jets.

Ed’s most loved role however, was that of Grandpa.  Tucker was his “little buddy” and he spent endless hours playing catch, throwing batting practice, and catching pitches.  The relationship that he had with Tucker was something beautiful to watch and something Tucker will cherish forever.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his sisters, Gloria Knapp, Helen Rumsey and Lillian Maurizzio.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 53 years, Judy VanLeuvan; 2 daughters, Brande Flaitz of Arkport and Aimee (Christopher) Parry of Hornell; 1 grandson, Tucker Flaitz of Arkport; several nieces & nephews.

The family of Edward E. “Ed” VanLeuvan will receive friends on Saturday, May 21 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.  A Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 PM with Deacon Robert McCormick officiating.

Ed’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to the Howard Volunteer Fire Department, 3622 County Route 70A, Avoca, NY  14809.  Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com

8 Responses to “Edward “Ed” VanLeuvan”

  1. Joanne and Mark says:

    So many memories with Ed and his family. Softball games, pool parties, Greenhill’s, Big Bucks, camping party and weddings. Our thoughts and prayers to Judy, Brande, Aimee and Tucker. The memories you shared as a family will be with you forever in hearts.

    With our love,
    Joanne and Mark

  2. Dan and Barbara Sass says:

    Barbara and I are truly saddened by Ed’s passing. We are so glad we got to visit with Ed and Judy 2 months ago in Florida. Ed and I worked together at IBM and beyond and travelled extensively together for work. I must confess as I completed the last sentence I began to laugh at some of the great times we had on the road. Our 2 families also became close and we have maintained that relationship over the years.

    We offer our condolences to Judy, Brande and Tucker, Aimee and Chris.

  3. barbara dowling says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    Know that fond memories of you and Ed are in my heart.

    I’m so glad we grew up together and shared so many good times in school.

    Our condolences,
    Barbara (Langlitz) and Jerry Dowling

  4. Steve lasch says:

    So sorry for your loss, I had many great times with Ed at Big Bucks hunting camp, our thoughts and prayers to the family

  5. Jim Ryan says:

    You were the best. There are no words that can describe how are you changed my life when we worked together. I was sickened. when I heard that you had passed. Rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten. Judy had a gem. And being a grandfather is one of the greatest gifts of life.

  6. Bob & Tammie Gelder says:

    I really liked Ed, he was so interesting to talk to. We had a lot in common being members of the Bath Elks Lodge and the Rod and Gun Club. He was a excellent skeet shooter, but he would tell ya he shot poorly!

    Our heartfelt sympathies to his wife Judy and family.

    Bob and Tammie Gelder

  7. Priscilla Holden says:

    Dear Judy, Brande, Aimee and Family,
    Thinking of you all and sending my love and condolences for your loss and heartbreak.

    With my sympathy,
    Priscilla Holden

  8. Arleen parr says:

    Dear Judy, although it has been years … I always think fondly of you and Ed. My heart aches for you and your children. Peace to you all. Arleen parr