Edward F. Christensen, 84, of Fayetteville passed away peacefully at home on May 30th. He was born in his family home on Spring St. in Fayetteville on December 7, 1934, the son of the late Clifford and Dorthea Christensen. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1952 and Morrisville College in 1954, before enlisting in the US Army. Upon his discharge from the Army, Ed graduated from Cornell in 1963 as a doctor of veterinary medicine.
While at Cornell he married the love of his life, Rose Kemmet in 1960. Together they ran large animal practices in Vermont and Western New York. Ed later had a long and successful career at Bristol-Myers.
In retirement, Ed and his wife found a passion for garden railroading and were recognized for their premier display at their Manlius home. They also enjoyed traveling to Switzerland and attending all of their grandchildren's events. Upon Rose’s death, Ed chose new travel partners, his grandchildren, traveling to Scandinavia, Germany and Alaska.
He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Rose K. Christensen in 2011 and brother, Clifford.
He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Eric (Marlene) Christensen of Minoa and their son, Kyle (Katilyn Raynor); his son, Kurt (Lyn) of Cazenovia and their children, Todd, Annika and Geoff; his sister, Elizabeth “Betty” Failey of Fayetteville; and brother, William “Bill” Christensen of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Allison Taylor for her loving care.
Family and friends may call from 10:00 am to Noon on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The service will follow the calling hours at Noon. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt.