Edward Stanich, 75, passed away at his home in Salem on Feb. 4, 2016.

He is survived by his sisters JoAnn Hilmes of Henderson, Nev.; Darlene Swiggart of Salem; half-brothers Andrew, Ron, Marco and Gene of Washington; and nieces and nephews.

Ed was born in Lewistown, Mont. On July 3, 1940. At an early age he left Montana with his family and moved to Seattle, Wash. Later the family moved to California, where he graduated from high school in 1958. In 1959 Ed enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Germany. He received an honorable discharge in 1963.

Through the 1970s and 1980s Ed was in the Marion County Sheriff Reserves. He then went to the new Keizer Reserves where he helped get the new Keizer Police Department started.

Ed worked at AT&T and US Bank as a PBX installer for several years. He was an avid bowler in Keizer, Salem and Silverton. Ed was also a prolific poetry writer.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled at Keizer Quality Suites on Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Willamette Valley Hospice, 1015 3rd Street NW, Salem.