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Edward "Ed" J. Tinklepaugh

July 29, 1933 — December 15, 2023

Syracuse

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Edward “Ed” J. Tinklepaugh, 90, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully Friday evening, with his family at his bedside. His departure leaves behind a legacy of warmth, kindness, and unwavering dedication.
 
Born to Joseph D. Tinklepaugh and Pearl A. Fletcher Tinklepaugh in Binghamton, on July 29, 1933, Ed led a life defined by his commitment to service, laughter, and the joy of companionship. 
 
Ed’s professional journey spanned several decades, starting with his tenure at Loblaw's Grocery Store in 1948, followed by his employment at P&C Grocery Store until his retirement as a Big M Field Counselor in 1999. Even in his post-career years, he continued to find purpose, working at the Oncenter in security from 2001 to 2016, driven by his innate desire to be among people and make a difference.
 
A proud alumnus of Binghamton North High School's Class of 1951, Ed also served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy and as a Naval Reservist. On August 17, 1957, he married the love of his life, Joyce Marion Howard, at Calvary Baptist Church in Binghamton, marking the beginning of a beautiful life together.
 
Ed found solace and joy spending time at Geneganslet Lake, creating cherished memories with family and friends. His passion for nurturing flowers, many cultivated from seed, graced both his home in Syracuse and the lake, reflecting his love for nature's beauty. Ed’s love for companionship extended beyond family, as he formed close-knit groups of friends, sharing laughter and travel adventures. An avid outdoorsman, he found delight in hunting and fishing trips, reveling in nature's tranquility.
 
Ed's perceptive nature and keen eye for detail were hallmarks of his personality. His ability to notice the subtleties in places and people endeared him to many. Ed possessed a genuine fondness for people, often bringing smiles and laughter with his playful sense of humor. His love for music resonated throughout his life, evidenced by his participation in the American Legion Band during his early years and later in the Tigris Shrine Band. A stalwart member of the American Legion for an impressive 69 years, he also served as the Past Potentate of the Tigris Shrine in 1988, exemplifying his commitment to community and service.
 
Ed’s passing leaves a void in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. His enduring legacy of compassion, camaraderie, and laughter will continue to inspire and uplift those who were touched by his presence.
 
Ed was predeceased by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Mabel and Frederick Guth; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Charlotte Tinklepaugh Jr.; and brother and sister-in-law, Rev. John and Carole Tinklepaugh.
 
Surviving are his cherished wife of 66 years, Joyce; daughter, Julia Biegler of LaFayette; son, Jay (Kathleen) of Syracuse; grandsons, Daniel (Sara) Biegler of Syracuse, David Biegler of Syracuse, Jay Tinklepaugh II of NYC, and Ryan Tinklepaugh of Oklahoma City, OK; great-grandchildren, Jocelyn Biegler, Jessica Biegler, and Samuel Biegler; and several nieces and nephews.
 
Relatives and friends may call Tuesday, December 26, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, December 27, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. 
 
Ed will be laid to rest in Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Syracuse.
 
Contributions in Ed’s honor may be made to Syracuse Alliance Church, 3112 Midland Ave., Syracuse, NY 13205, or to Upstate NY JDRF, 1757 Central Ave., Suite 102, Albany, NY 12205.
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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery

4069 Howlett Hill Rd., SYRACUSE, NY 13215

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