Obituary of Edmund Frederick Crull
Edmund (Ed) Crull, was born in Rapid City, South Dakota on June 6, 1945 to Marjorie Frye and Edmund Crull Sr. Ed peacefully passed away on March 12, 2023 at the age of 77, surrounded by family.
Ed grew up in Everett, Washington, where he graduated from Everett High School, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, during the early days of computer programming. Ed began his career working at Boeing in Seattle, but then relocated to California to work at Lockheed Martin. While in California, he met and married his wife, Diane. Eventually returning to Washington, Ed worked at Honeywell and retired as a Systems Analyst.
If you were fortunate enough to know Ed, you know he was a talented musician. He sang in his church choir for several decades and was also a proud member of a local singing group, Choir of the Sound, for over a decade. In his earlier years, he was a proud member of the marching band for both his high school and the UW Huskies, where he played the trombone. Ed also enjoyed and played the piano. He shared his musical talents with many, and his sister was especially proud of his singing performance at her wedding.
As a child, Ed was not an athlete, but he took up and became an excellent bowler. He found a stone bowling ball and pins to practice on the sidewalk at his childhood home. This resulted in a severely cracked surface, but luckily, he had a very understanding and supportive mother. As an adult, Ed was also an accomplished Sensei, earning a second-degree black belt in Shito Ryu Karate.
Ed was known as a sweet, calm and caring man who was deeply involved with this family and church. In addition to choir, he was an active member of his church’s Knights of Columbus group.
Ed leaves behind his wife Diane, of nearly 52 years, and children, Deanna Crull, Jason Crull, Jeff Crull and Desiree Wilson (Adam); granddaughter, Claire Wilson; sister Marilyn Galanti; and sister-in-law, Veronica Herold.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made in Ed’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation. Ed suffered with Parkinson’s disease in the final years of his life.