Edward Bolner
October 29, 2021

Funeral Information

November 4 2021 - 11:00 am
Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S. Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

EDWARD BOLNER: Age 82, Edward Bolner passed after a valiant fight with Covid on October, 29, 2021. While vaccinated, his body was weakened by chemotherapy. 

A kind and gentle man, he enjoyed socializing, sharing stories, tracking the stock market and rarely missed a Pittsburgh Steelers or Pirates broadcast. Ed will be missed most by Jill, his wife of 61 years. Ed often joked that he invited Jill on a date in 1958 and then never had to make another decision again. He is survived by his three children, Leslie Schorr (Bruce) of Mt. Lebanon, Mike Bolner (Kathy) of New York City and David Bolner (Danielle) of Weston, CT as well as his six grandchildren Scott, Kevin, Alexis, Grace, Mason and Blaine. He is also survived by his 104 year old mother Isabel, his sister Lois and his cousin Dr. Richard Paul. 

Ed lived most of his life in Squirrel Hill, moving full time to the Twin Eagles community in Naples, Florida in 2014. An avid intramural and fraternity athlete in high school and college, Ed graduated from Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh. Ed enjoyed playing sports throughout this life including youth baseball, intramural football, golden gloves boxing, softball in his 20s, tennis until his 50s, then golf through his later years. Ed was telling “dad jokes” before the term was coined. One of his favorite jokes was that he wanted his obituary to highlight that he was a proud member of Sam’s Club and Costco. He will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Thursday at 11 AM at Homewood Cemetery, Star of David Section. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. www.schugar.com


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Jill, so sorry to read of Eddie’s passing. He always had a smile for everyone. We hope that your many happy memories will help to ease your sadness.

By Hollie and Don Machen - November 06, 2021

So sorry for your loss Eddie was always so nice to me!

By Fern Josowitz Steckel - November 04, 2021

Jill We are saddened to hear of Ed's passing. Tedd so enjoyed golfing with Ed, such a very nice man. You have our deepest condolences. Treasure the memories. Tedd and Barb

By Tedd and Barb Smith - November 03, 2021

Jill,so sorry to hear of Ed passing. may his memory be for a blessing.condolences to you and your family

By June Feldstein - November 03, 2021

Jill & Family Our deepest sympathy on Ed’s passing. We know he will be sorely missed. Ed always made you feel welcome with his relaxed engaging conversation setting people at ease whenever in his company. Monte and Gail Allan

By Gail & Monte Allan - November 02, 2021

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Ed. We send our deepest sympathies to you and your family.

By Annette & Nick Canitano - November 02, 2021

Dear Jill, I am so very sorry for the loss of your husband. Although I had never met him, I had heard that he was a wonderful man. From reading the beautiful obituary notice, I see that is very true. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sending you some hugs.

By Lynn Perrone - November 01, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jill and the family. We always enjoyed Eddie’s company and Ruthie enjoys golf so much with Jill.

By Jerry & Ruthie Kosoglow - November 01, 2021

Dear Leslie and family, We are very sorry for your loss. May Edward's memory be for a blessing. Sincerely, Judy Kirklin and family

By Judy Kirklin - November 01, 2021

my heartfelt condolences to the family of Eddie Bolner. We went to Allderdice together. we both had a business in Braddock, Pa. I remember Bolner Candy Co. Ed was a kind and gentle soul . May his memory be a blessings

By John Spear - November 01, 2021

Jill and family we are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing! He was a great and gentleman! We were sooo happy to have had a chance to know him!! Sending prayers and love to Jill and the whole family!

By Paula & Larry Silverstein - October 31, 2021

I was truly saddened to read of Ed’s passing. I enjoyed working with him and his contributions to McKeesport Candy Co., remain to this day. He had a heart of gold and was a true gentleman and fine salesperson. May his name be a blessing and may his family find comfort in his memory.

By Jon H.PRINCE - October 31, 2021

Jill, I so sorry to learn of Ed’s passing. You have wonderful friends in TwinEagles . They will help you through this very difficult time.

By Carolyn Burk - October 31, 2021

In honor of his life well lived. Deep sympathy and respect to you Jill and your family.

By Virginia and Bob Gerberry - October 31, 2021

Very sorry to learn of Ed\'s passing--always a nice joke to chuckle with. Remember competing many times against Ed in high school and later in tennis..Best to Jill who I fondly remember from Linden school.

By David Steinbach - October 31, 2021

Sorry to hear about Eddie. He lived three doors away from me when growing up on fernwald rd sq hill Such a nice man. My sympathy to Jill and family. Rest In Piece

By Lois m sherry - October 30, 2021