Edward William Cleary, 80, owner and operator of Ed's Variety Store in Cold Spring,died on April 4, 2020 at Putnam Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born on February 24, 1940 in Newburgh, Edward was the son of Edward W. and Sadie (Warren) Cleary.
Edward was an Aging Service Aide for Putnam County Office for Senior Resources for 13 years until his retirement in 2020. He served as the Mayor of Nelsonville from 1985-1999. He was a life member and past president of Nelsonville Fire Department. He was also the president of McKeel’s Corner Chapel Association and a member of Cold Spring Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Jeffrey D. Cleary and his wife Michelle of Waterford; his grandson, Nolan D. Cleary of Waterford; his cousin, Chester Warren of Nelsonville; and many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, Edward W. Cleary; his mother, Sadie Cleary; and his brother, James Cleary.
A memorial service to honor Ed’s life of service will be held later this year. Memorial donations may be made to Putnam County SPCA. Arrangements are under the direction of the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.