In Memory

Edward Verschoor

Adrian Edward Verschoor 1953 ~ 2010

On Saturday, March 6th, 2010, Ed Verschoor, 56, died with dignity and in peace from Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS).  Ed was born on March 23rd, 1953 in Jakarta, Indonesia to John and Lily Verschoor.  They moved to the Netherlands in 1954 then to Salt Lake City in 1959.  Ed graduated from East High in 1971.  He received a BA in Mathematics and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Utah.  Ed worked in Information Technology for over 30 years with Utah Power, Boeing and Fidelity Investments.  Ed's passion was long-distance running.  He competed in dozens of races while living in Utah, Washington and Massachusetts.  He was an avid baseball and soccer fan.  Ed met Kathryn Dakai at the University of Utah.  They were married in Salt Lake City in June of 1983.  After their daughter Lauren was born, they moved to Washington and then on to Massachusetts. While later divorced, Ed and Kathryn remained close friends.  After the onset of ALS, she helped Ed to remain independent as long as possible.  Ed relocated to Salt Lake City, where he lived at his parents' loving and caring home until his very last day.  Ed is survived by his daughter Lauren Dakai (MA); parents John L. and Lily "Tjoa Liang Nio" Verschoor; three brothers Rudy (ID), Peter (UT), and Ron (CA); two nephews Ben and Mike (ID); and many relatives living in the Netherlands and Indonesia.

(c) 2010 The Salt Lake Tribune (3/14/10). All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of Media NewsGroup, Inc. by NewsBank, Inc.

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08/18/10 08:28 AM #1    

Cliff Snyder

Ed and I were good friends in High School, although I never did see him after that. I always remember him as kind, caring and a fun person to be around. My sympathies go out to his family and those close to him.

Cliff Snyder/ East 1971

10/09/10 10:51 PM #2    

Don Bryant

 Easy going, good friend, The world is not a better place without him. 

11/22/10 07:31 PM #3    

Paul Johnson

Ed really loved Led Zeppelin.  I remember listening for hours with him and hearing all the details about each piece.  Miss you, Ed!

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