Edward Gruidel passed away at his home on Monday, February 4, 2013 from complications due to cancer.
Edward Terry Gruidel was born on February 1, 1941 to Edward and Meddill Gruidel in Omaha, NE.
Upon graduation from high school, Ed was drafted by the newly founded Los Angeles Dodgers in 1958. He played the 1959 season for their farm system in Odessa, TX and the 1960 season in Kokomo, IN. A fond memory is having lunch with Mickey Mantle during spring training. He went on to obtain degrees in Industrial Engineering from the University of Omaha and Arizona State University.
He married Janet D. Moravec on September 4, 1965. Together they had one, son, Eric Edward Gruidel. Janet passed away on November 6, 1983.
Ed married Ann D. Williams on January 24, 1987. They had two sons, Ryan Edward and Dalton Edward Gruidel.
Ed worked for IBM in Boulder for 22 years. He continued on as an entrepreneur and investor.
Ed enjoyed bicycling, skiing, golfing, volleyball, playing bridge and trips to Mexico. He coached all of his boys in Little League baseball.
Surviving are his mother, Meddill of Omaha, wife, Ann of Boulder, son Eric and his wife, Susan and their children Ava and Wyatt of New York, NY, sons Ryan and Dalton of Boulder and his brother Don and his wife Linda of Niwot along with numerous loving family and friends.
A Celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties, 2594 Trail Ridge Dr., Lafayette, CO 80026.