Edmund "Ed" Elwood Hardy, 84, died suddenly June 23, 2018, after a valiant struggle with multiple health problems.

Son of Elwood Raymond Hardy and Leah (Lufkin) Hardy, Ed grew up in Belfast. In his early years Ed was raised by his grandparents, Robie Blaine Hardy and Edna (Lamb) Hardy, both early chiropractors of the day.

Ed attended Crosby High School in Belfast where he was a star basketball player and performed with his good friends in a jazz band for various dances throughout the area. He went on to graduate from Husson College (now University) before serving in the army at Fort Dix under the GI Bill. He then went on to get his M.B.A. from Michigan State University and started in sales soon after at the American Can Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. Staying in sales throughout his career, Ed worked for such notable companies as Primus, Coleman, Hobie, Brother, Yuassa, Bear Archery and others. During this time he trained and became a licensed private pilot, taking friends, family and business associates on many wonderful trips.

Creative at heart and quick to strike up conversation, Ed was a consummate showman. Never shying away from the spotlight, he could take over a room with his storytelling or songs and keep everyone laughing with his fun-loving impersonations and tomfoolery.

Ed is survived by his three sons, Scott, Gregg and Brent; and his seven grandchildren, Benjamin, Brielle, Grace, Amelia, Owen, Claire and Ella.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Edmund Hardy respectfully requests contributions in his memory be made to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, online at https://www.bbrfoundation.org.