SERVICES FOR ED DAUBENMIRE
A Funeral Mass in celebration of Ed's life is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church, 7200 Auburn Folsom Road, Granite Bay, California.
Edward Leo Daubenmire, known as Ed or Eddie to family and friends, was born in Xenia, Ohio on November 4, 1942, and passed away in Rocklin, California on February 25, 2020 at the age of 77. Ed was preceded in death by his father Louis Edward Hammond, stepfather Robert Clarence Daubenmire and mother Catherine "Kay" Ann Fletcher.
After the war's end Ed's stepfather Robert and mother Catherine moved with Ed to the San Francisco Peninsula in California. There Ed was raised along with his seven younger siblings: Barbara A. McCormick (John "Buz"), Carolyn L. Sanchez (Celestino), Robert J. Daubenmire (Jennifer Billeci), Jeffery P. Daubenmire, Gregory T. Daubenmire (Nancy Reeder), Marie D. Cape (Randall), and Michael S. Daubenmire (Tracie McArdle). Ed never married but at his passing left behind his dear friend and companion Raylene Blandino.
Ed went to St. Catherine of Sienna School, Junipero Serra High School and then transferred to Burlingame High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and achieved the rank of corporal.
Ed bought his first car, a GTO, and later traded that for a red TR4. He enjoyed being near the ocean and lived in an apartment at Shelter Cove near Pacifica for a few years, later settling in Redwood Shores (Redwood City).
Ed became a journeyman machinist and among his skills was machining small parts out of ceramic for rockets.
Ed left that job to become a salesman at Albatross Sailing Center at the Port of Redwood City, where he sold Ericson and Santana sailboats. Ed bought a 22' Santana and enjoyed sailing it in San Francisco Bay and along the California coast for many years. At one point he and a partner bought the business and ran it for a while but decided it was not for them and sold it to a new owner. Ed then went back to the same company he worked at before and continued making ceramic parts until he retired.
Ed was a cycling enthusiast. He rode in many endurance rides on his bicycle with a group that included his good friend Shaun. Ed rode what is called the Markleeville Death Ride three times. The Death Ride covers five mountain passes just outside of Markleeville, California, and includes over 15,000 feet of elevation gain.
Ed also rode with three of his youngest siblings from Brookings, Oregon to Calistoga, California just for fun in August of 1979. The 330-mile trip took several days.
Besides bicycles, Ed also enjoyed motorcycles. He liked to ride his Kawasaki up Highway 1 to Pacifica and then back home. Ed never met a stranger and was well known in his Redwood Shores neighborhood, always ready to lend a helping hand when asked.
Ed was an outdoors guy and always kept very active. You hardly ever saw Ed sitting around! For the last 2½ years he lived in Rocklin, California at Sunrise of Rocklin Senior Living and enjoyed the activities, walks and excursions in the Sunrise minibus.
Ed's cremated remains will be interred at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Citrus Heights at a later date.
Heritage Oaks Memorial Chapel in Rocklin is handling the funeral arrangements. If you wish to sign a guestbook online or upload a favorite picture of Ed, go to http://www.tributes.com/Edward-Eddie-Leo-Daubenmire In lieu of flowers Ed would have appreciated donations to St. Clare's Retreat Center in Soquel, California (stclaresretreat.com), Priests for Life (www.priestsforlife.org) EWTN Global Catholic Network (www.ewtn.com) and the Alzheimer's Association (https://act.alz.org).