Obituary: Edward J. Atkins Jr |

Obituary: Edward J. Atkins Jr

September 19, 1934 – February 22, 2012

Long time Truckee resident and business owner Edward J Atkins Jr passed away February 22, 2012 in Huntington NY after a lengthy illness.

Edward was born in Atlantic City, NJ to Edward J Atkins and Stephanie Serbeck. Ed served in the US Navy and was a Korean war veteran. He witnessed some of nuclear bomb testing that took place in the south pacific at that time. He found his way to Truckee in the mid 1970’s where he was co-owner of The Family Restaurant and owner of Atkins Home Maintenance and Repair. After his time in Truckee, he married Ellen J Barberian on February 14, 1997.

Loving father of Kim Atkins of Coarsegold, Ca., Edward J Atkins III of Truckee, Ca., Sgt Joshua J Atkins of Ft Lewis, Washington , and Danielle Atkins of Brooklyn, NY. Cherished brother of Rosemary and the late Angela. Devoted grandfather of nine and great grandfather of four. He was a hero to all who knew him. A bigger than life man who did a lot of hard work and living in his 77 years. He will be missed by all.

A celebration of Ed’s life will be held Sunday June 17, 2012 at 10099 Meadow Way, Truckee Ca. From 11 am to 5pm. Please bring copies of any pictures you might have of Ed for a family memorial book.

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