Edward A. Updike of Branchport, NY went to be with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, January 9, 2021. His Dog Roxie, by his side. Born in Penn Yan, NY on September 3, 1955 to George and Maryetta Updike he was 65 years old. Edward graduated from Hammondsport Central School in 1973. He married Sharon Daggett of Penn Yan NY and had three children. A Veteran, Edward joined the Army and dutifully served his country. A self- employed excavator, Edward worked for many years in the Finger Lakes area on construction projects. He loved his Lord, his dog Roxie, his Family and his Country.
A private service will be held for the family at a later date.
Edward is survived by his children Shawn Updike; Jennifer Updike and Jessica Campbell; Grandchildren Michael and Meriah Brown and Austin Christie; Seth Madigan and Elizabeth Campbell. He is also survived by his brothers Gail and Gaynor Updike; Alan and Gary Vanamburg and sister Elaine Peckham.
There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are being handled by the Townsend-Wood Zinger Funeral Home in Penn Yan. Gifts may be made on behalf of Edward to the Seventh Heaven Rescue, PO Box 15213 Syracuse, NY 13215 http://seventhheavenrescue.org or connect to them on Facebook. Memories of Edward may be shared with his family and friends at townsendwoodzinger.com
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home