Root Cellar.... Where Family Memories Live On.
Edward C. Gies was born in Cleveland, OH to Edward J. Gies and Rose Rohr Gies on 22 March 1920
at their family home located at 3912 Woburn. He grew up in the family home at 3119 Saratoga Ave.
in Cleveland and attended Our Lady of Good Council Catholic School. Formal education ended with
tenth grade. In 1937 he was employed by the
Cleveland Shopping News located at 5309 Hamilton Ave., Cleveland. World War II began and Edward
enlisted at Cleveland, Ohio. After Boot Camp at Fort Dix, he was assigned to the Army Air Corp
and cooked for troops in Northern Africa, Italy, and Germany. He reached the rank of Sargeant and
earned medals: American Campaign, European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign, World War II Victory,
and the Presidential Unit Citation formerly known as the Distinguished Unit Medal and the Honorable
Service Lapel Button. While in the military he had correspondance with Patricia Ernst whom he married after
the War on 7 Sept 1946. Edward was employed by the United States Postal Service as a mail carrier, then
by TRW as a trucker. He also had employment as a Cleveland Yellow Cab Driver. Edward enjoyed
railroad modeling as a hobby. After retirement and becoming a widower he moved to Tampa, FL. and held
management jobs with Public Storage at various locations in Florida. At age 75 he passed away in
Sun City, Fl and was buried on 21 Jan 1996 in Sunset Memory Gardens, Thonotosassa, Hillsborough Co., FL.