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“We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a co worker and good friend of Barry's for many years. They had so many happy memories.Ed was a...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Barry and Janet Klecz - NJ

“Dear Lett's Family and My good friend Jeanette, We are so sorry for your loss.I knew Ed a long time and lived in the Hallman green home on the corner...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Debby (Hallman) Husband Robert Cumback - AZ

“Ed, I am so sorry for the lost of your Dad. My prayers go to you and your family. I did not know your Dad but I am sure that he must have been a...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Stan Kubiak - NJ - Friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with Ed Jr and all the family during this time. Find peace in your sweet memories. ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Nancy Pillers - NJ - Acquaintance

“So sorry for your loss. All of us here in IN know what it is to lose Grandpa. We are all still grieving Earl's departure. holidays are the worse. ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Carol Good - Wabash, IN

“Ray & I offer you our deepest sympathy. It has been a long journey and you were a wonderful son and exemplified of what Christ would have us do. We...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Doreen Verity - NJ - Friend

“Rest In Peace Mr Ed you were both a great friend and a very wise man thank you for just being you . To the rest of the family thank you for sharing...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Barry Wilke - Green Creek, NJ


LETTS, EDWARD D., 86, of Rio Grande, NJ, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2016. "Mr. Ed", as he was affectionately known by the Rio Grande Little Leaguers he coached in the mid-1960s, was born in Camden, NJ on February 26, 1930 to the late Edward N. and Marie (Haines) Letts. He lived in the Pennsauken/Merchantville area until his mid teen years when his family moved to Grassy Sounds in Middle Township, NJ. He married Doris in 1948 and they eventually moved to Rio Grande where they raised their three children. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Doris (nee Paynter), and a sister Marie (Loux). He is survived by his son Edward J. and his wife Celine (nee Gregoire) of Rio Grande, NJ, his son Joseph W. and his wife Michelle (nee Medeiros) of Fair Haven, MA, his daughter Linda M. Pope of Cape May Court House, NJ, his grandchildren Joseph D. (Cecelia), Edward A. (Alicia), Amy, Becky, Scott (Jessica) LaBelle and Chad (Jennifer) LaBelle, his sisters Jeanette (McCarty) and Myrtle (Leider), and several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

While "Mr. Ed" owned and operated Little Danny's Steaks and Shakes in Green Creek, NJ from 1977 to 1987 he was a truck-driving man by heart and often told the story that as a young boy he would see the tractors and trailers roll by and dream of one day driving one. He realized his dream and during his lifetime drove for the Highway Express Company, Clark Transportation International, Universal Design Ltd., and the Grace Oil Company of Rio Grande. It was during his employ with the Universal Design Company of Erma, NJ, in the 1960s, that he was able to show his children the United States as he would take them one at a time, in the cab of his big-rig, while on school summer vacation, to places such as Redondo Beach, California, San Antonio, Texas, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Often, when he was leaving his home in Rio Grande for a long trip, he would pass the Little League field on Railroad Avenue and the boys that played on his team would motion for him to give a blast on the air horn of his truck. It was his great pleasure to oblige. He will be greatly missed by his family, his old Little Leaguers, and all the gang that worked at Little Danny's while he was there. "Six days on the road and he's gonna make it home tonight!"

Interment will be held on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery, Erma, NJ for family and close friends.