04/09/1953 - 08/18/2023
Service Date: 10/06/2023
Service Time: 5:00PM
Service Location: Gilbert Memorial Park

Edward Lee Sapp, also known as Ed, passed away on August 18, 2023, in Gilbert, Arizona, at the age of 70. Born on April 9, 1953, in Lyons, New York, Edward was a beloved individual who will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Edward was easy-going and very likable, always leaving a positive impression on those he encountered. He had a special fondness for his nieces and nephews and cherished spending time with them.

In his professional life, Edward worked as a Meat Cutter at Sapp’s Market in Lyons, New York, before later becoming a Baker at Fry’s Food Store (Kroger Foods) in Chandler, Arizona, where he dedicated 27 years of his career.

Edward’s educational journey began at Lyons High School, where he laid the foundation for his future endeavors.

In his free time, Edward found joy in various hobbies, including his love for music, football, baseball, and auto racing. These passions brought him immense happiness throughout his life.

Edward will be forever remembered by his surviving loved ones, including his sister Kathleen Sapp Green, his brother-in-law James Green, nephew James C. Green, niece Heather S. Green Gatenby, great nephews James D. Green and Noah Peruch, great nieces Kendel Green and Hannah Peruch, many special cousins, and his best friend of eleven years, Stan – his beloved Dachshund.

He was preceded in death by his mother Margaret Galbraith Sapp, father Edward Sapp, and Grandmother Rose Sapp.

A ceremony to honor and celebrate Edward’s life will be held at Gilbert Memorial Park & Funeral Home at 2100 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert Arizona 85297. Services will be held on October 6, 2023, at 5:00 pm.

Edward’s memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May he rest in peace.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pets on Wheels of Scottsdale by clicking on the link below or calling (480) 312-1741.

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  • Matthew e. Blackwell

    I have been thinking of Ed everyday.I trmber the set list from Eddoe Lee and the Satillites..our jug band.So much fun to be on stage with Ed.Ed turned me on to great music the Rascals James Brown etc.
    I llmiss his humor bit his memory is so easy to diall up.Happy memries thank you Ed and to the warm hospitality you and your e tended family showed me in formative years.All love surround your family.

  • RIP Eddy

  • I have fond memories of cousin Eddie Lee from my childhood – visiting him at Sapp’s Market and seeing his artwork in Grandma Rose’s home. He was admired for his culinary skills, music and love of animals. Although there was distance and time between us, I’ve never forgotten his kindness. Memories of him will live on in his loved ones. May he rest in peace.

  • Richard J Santelli

    Ede lee was my childhood best friend, it was all sports in the church lawn on pearl, Mr Sapp was a great man taking us to red-wing games lost touch sad that he passed, good memories,

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