CWO-2 Edward A. Giesing, USCG (Ret.) unexpectedly crossed the bar on Friday, October 1, 2021 at Cleveland Clinic Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach, FL.
He began his life’s journey in Washington, D.C. as the son of Edward and Helen (San Fellipo) Giesing. He enlisted in the USN after his 17th birthday. This presented him the opportunity to experience life through the people and cultures of the world. He gained valuable skills in the areas of supply and finance all while enjoying his love of the sea. Ed re-enlisted in the USCG, and completed his 21 year career as a Chief Warrant Officer-2. Following military service, Ed worked as a Senior Purchasing Agent and retired from Florida Power and Light. He also worked for a few years as a Tool Salesman.
Ed enjoyed: fishing, raising orchids and presenting them at local shows, growing his own vegetables, cooking and hosting family gatherings, attending car shows with his 1936 Ford accompanied by Cruiser, his beloved American Mastiff, traveling via multiple cruise ships, and wonderful adventures across the U.S. while RVing. He lived his life as a loving, kind and giving person always willing to assist others. He was a friend to many and a stranger to none.
Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife of fifty-five years, Doris, their son, Edward J. (Kristin), daughter, Dawn Miller (Oscar), and son, Ronald (Becky), three beautiful granddaughters, Jenna, Emma and Olivia, along with his remaining fur baby, Gino.
Following cremation, Ed’s ashes will be buried at sea. Per his request, there will be no funeral. His family suggests that anyone who wishes to make a donation, do so in his name to: Friends of the Fisher House West Palm Beach, 7305 N. Military Trl., West Palm Beach, FL 33410 or the Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, Inc., 4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave., Palm City, FL 34990.
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