Edwin Joseph (Ed) Elbert, age 93, passed away on December 27, 2019. He was a resident of Colorado Springs for a total of 58 years. He was an accountant and a church organist and soloist.
Ed was born on March 19, 1926 to Gustave and Emma (Pitt) Elbert in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from Elyria High School, and served in the U.S. Army (10th Mountain Division) for two years during World War II. He married Doris Jeanne Todd on August 18, 1947, in Elyria.
He is survived by his loving wife, Doris; his children: Larry Elbert (Alice) and Anne Elbert McMullen (Erni); his grandchildren: Tracy Elbert Thomas, Deborah Elbert Patterson (Jeff), Jared McMullen (Michelle), Brian McMullen (Lindsay Johnson), and Erin McMullen Schmelzer (Sven); his great-grandchildren: Alexander Young, Phillip, Alhanna, and Caitlin Thomas, Mia Johnson, Keira and Tatjana Schmelzer.
Ed was a gifted musician—organist and soloist. Christian music was the passion of his life. He provided organ and vocal accompaniment at countless Masses, worship services, weddings, and funerals. He composed several songs, and produced numerous recordings of his music, which he made available at no cost to bless the hearts of many who appreciated his music.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Private inurnment will take place at Shrine of Remembrance Mausoleum, Alcove of Faith at a later date.