- Edward Dias
- Date of Death:
- Feb 24, 2011
- Location of Service:
- Price Funeral Home Chapel - Maryville
Edward Dias, 82, passed away February 24, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, MO.
He was born June 6, 1928 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Joaquim and Piedade Romano Dias. He attended Thomas Jefferson High School and joined the United States Army in 1946, the last of six brothers to serve. As a member of the Signal Corps he participated in the occupation of Korea as well as other duties in the Far East. After military service "Eddy" enrolled at Syracuse University and graduated with a degree in Sociology in 1951. While at Syracuse he met his future wife June Dunnett. Their marriage lasted 58 years. The young couple started housekeeping in Manhattan while Eddy began Law School at NYU. His day job prevailed however and a long career as a commission salvage agent for the railroad began. He was general manager for the Railroad Selling Agency, selling anything damaged in transit, mostly for the Pennsylvania Railroad, then David Kahn and Sons through the Penn Central/Conrail era. Eddy and June set up housekeeping in Palisades Park, New Jersey where they raised a family.
Upon retirement they moved to Northwest Missouri where Ed held several "retirement" jobs until settling in as a woodworker and furniture refinisher at World of Wood in Maryville. Ed loved cars, was an accomplished bowler much of his life and enjoyed any kind of sport especially baseball. He coached in Maryville and attended many games and events throughout Northwest Missouri, especially Stanberry Wrestling in the 1980's and all kinds of grandkids' ballgames. Ed enjoyed his family, and never found a person he couldn't talk too.
He was preceded in death by both parents, two brothers Nicholas and John and sister Aida.
He is survived by his wife June of the home, Maryville, children Greg (Marsha) Dias, Stanberry, MO, and Lisa (Brent) Bird, Maysville, MO. Grandchildren are Jason (Katie) Dias, Jonathan Dias, Alexis Dias, Nicole, Jessica and Lindsey Bird, and great granddaughter Ellie Dias. Three brothers Anthony, Alfred (Eva), Ernest (Lilla) Dias and sister Elia (Charles) Nascimento.
Visitation: 2-3 PM Sunday, February 27, Price Funeral Home, Maryville, followed by Funeral Services at 3 PM. Burial: 9:30 AM, Monday, February 28, Oak Hill Cemetery, Maryville, MO.
Memorials: St. Francis Hospital or the New Nodaway Humane Society.
- Location of Services:
- Price Funeral Home Chapel
- 120 East 1st Street
Located approximately 45 minutes North of St. Joseph, Missouri, via Interstate 29 North to US 71 North (Exit 56A), Price Funeral Home is located at the corner of First and Market in Maryville, Missouri.
Coming from the South: Stay on US 71 North (1st stop light) to the intersection of MO 46 & US 71/136 Highways (2nd Stop Light). At the light turn left onto MO 46 West, continue going straight West 14 blocks. Turn left on Market, and the funeral home parking lots (upper and lower levels) are to the left.
Coming from the North: Stay on US 71/136 South (1st stop light) to the intersection of MO 46/US136. Merge right onto MO 46 West, continue straight on First Street traveling 14 blocks to Market (turn left), and the parking lots are on the east side of Market Street.
Coming from the East: Stay on MO46/US136 West (1st stop light), continue straight on First Street to the intersection of Market Street. Turn left and the parking lots are on the left.
Coming from the West: Stay on MO46 East (First Street), continue on through 1st stop light (First and Main), go one block East, turn right on Market, and parking is on the left.