SALEM, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Edward T. Holbrook, 57, was born August 25, 1965 to Louise Netroe and the late Louie Netroe, and the late Jack Tomlin.

He passed away Thursday, September 8, 2022, after losing his short battle with cancer, surrounded by his loved ones at home.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Melinda J. Holbrook of 36 years; son, Travis (Jessica) Holbrook; daughter, Adrian (Justin) Weingart; grandkids, Kaiden Holbrook, Collin Holbrook, Annie Holbrook, Hunter Holbrook, Grace Weingart and Chloe Weingart; mother, Louise Netroe; sisters, Tammy (Joey)Ranalli, Linda (Mike) Marimpietri and Missy (Eric) Lohr; brothers, Jack (Shannon) Tomlin and Bill Tomlin and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by father, Jack Tomlin; father, Louie Netroe; brother, Louie Netroe and mother-in-law, Mary McGuire.

Ed loved spending time with his family and playing with all of his grandchildren that he greatly adored. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was never more at peace than being in the woods. He was a true gearhead, he loved hotrods, working on vehicles and all things racing.

Ed spent 29 years as a foundry worker, molder and pattern maker at Quaker City Castings in Salem. He finished his working career by completing his fifth year at Xaloy in Austintown.

Calling hours for Ed will be held Monday, September 12, 2022, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. on Tuesday, September 13, with Pastor Burl Jennings officiating.

He will be laid to rest at Grandview Cemetery.

He was loved by many and missed by all. Until we meet again.

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A television tribute will air Sunday, September 11 at the following approximate times: 6:27 p.m. on WYTV and 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV.