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.

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  1. Anne., my heart goes out to you and your family. Love from Laramie

  2. My condolences to the Elbert family

  3. My love and sympathy to all of the family. I only wish I could be there with you all.

  4. My sympathy to Doris and family upon the death of Ed – a fine boy whom I first met in Elyria Ohio during the 1930s and then later as a fine man in Colorado Springs. He sang for my husband’s memorial service in 1996 and I had hoped he would do the same for mine.

  5. Jared you and the family are be in my prayers at this time of loss. It’s so hard on all ones left behind, but he is in a much better home with the Lord.

  6. If you listen in the quiet moments I’ll bet Ed is singing and jamming with the angels in Heaven now that he is free from this world and the pain it entailed at the end. May your family find comfort in each other and the memories you share during this painful time. God bless you during this time of change and adjustment.
    Peace be with you, Elizabeth.

  7. Anne and family, I am so sorry to hear the news. I know his life was blessed because you were in it. I also know that you will see him again. May you feel the love and comfort from family and friends who surround you and from God who is always with you.

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