In New Haven, August 20, 2007, Edmund W. Staley, Sr., husband of Gloria Peck Staley of 94 South St., West Haven, CT. Father and father-in-law of Michael T. and Darlene Staley of Jupiter, FL. Survived also by 3 grandchildren, Justin, Jared and Michaela, 4 great-grandchildren, Aurora, Noah Edmund, Jared and Vada and a brother Roger Staley all in FL. He was predeceased by a son, Edmund Jr. and a daughter Beth Holly Staley and 2 brothers George Staley, Jr. and Frederick Staley. He was born in New Haven, CT, Oct. 1, 1924 son of the late George H. Sr. and Gladys Hynds Staley. He served with the 15th USAAF in Italy during WW II as a flight engineer-gunner on a B-24 bomber with the rank of technical sergeant and was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was a member of Ansantawae Lodge #89 A.F. & A.M. in Milford, American Ex-Prisoners of War, American Legion Post # 42 in Stratford and the DAV and VFW in West Haven also was a member of the former St. John by the Sea Church of West Haven which is now the Church of the Holy Spirit in West Haven. Prior to retirement, he was employed as a master wood patternmaker at Wire Machinery Corp. of America in New Haven for 43 years and Plastic Tool Systems, Inc. in Milford. Funeral service Friday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. at BEECHER & BENNETT-TAYLOR FUNERAL HOME, 410 Campbell Ave. at Court St., West Haven. Friends may call Thurs. from 4 - 8 p.m. Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. Burial in Beaverdale Memorial Park with full military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit, 28 Church St., West Haven, CT 06516 or to the Masonic Charity Foundation, PO Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.

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  1. Gloria, We are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to you. Ed was a wonderful next door neighbor and friend. He will be truly missed.

  2. I am Sorry for your loss. I only met Mr. Staley a few times when he came to Florida to visit his son Mike and Darlene. I work for Mike at the Bank.

  3. May the road rise to meet you And the wind be always at your back and may God hold you in the palm of His hand. Ed was a wonderful man and neighbor who will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Gloria and her family.

  4. My condolences on your loss. The two times I saw him at the bank, he displayed that wonderful friendly manner to me, a stranger.

  5. My family is very sorry to hear of your loss and wish we could provide words of comfort in this difficult time.

  6. Our condolences to you and yours. Joan Ryder Allen/Donald Allen Formally Wes Ryder’s wife. Gloria, we bowled together years ago.

  7. Our condolences to you and yours. Joan Ryder Allen/Donald Allen Formally Wes Ryder’s wife. Gloria, we bowled together years ago.

  8. Our condolences to you and yours. Joan Ryder Allen/Donald Allen Formally Wes Ryder’s wife. Gloria, we bowled together years ago.

  9. Our family is very sorry for your loss. Ed used to work with my grandfather, Joe Adams, at Wire Machinery Corp. I have great memories of visiting the shop. May God Bless Mr. Staley.

  10. Our hearts and prayers go out to Aunt gloria, Michael, Darlene and grandchildren. As my Godparents and Aunt & Uncle, they are the best. They were always there for everyone. I will miss my Uncle and the emails that kept us in touch over the years. We love you Aunt Gloria and will continue to stay in contact across the miles. Your faith has always given me faith. Love, Cheryl I only met Ed a few times but I was so impressed with the caring that Ed and Gloria offered to others that I know the good Lord has a special job for Ed now. He will be busier in this new place then ever before in the old. Caring, Roger

  11. Time flys. UConn is ranked 16th in mens basketball. 14 in the power listings. Girls are 2nd, with their two main players out. Miss you.

  12. We have been close to the Staley family for years. Ed tutored me when I became a Lodge brother. He was a classmate of Polly’s. He and Gloria are special people and our hearts go out to the family at this time.

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