Edward Alan Lotstein, a resident of Lake Worth, FL, died peacefully at his home on August 26, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 23, 1940 in Stamford, CT to Louis and Esther Lotstein. After attending college in Sioux City Iowa, and service in the Army Reserves, Ed embarked on a journey with the family wholesale food distribution business, the Hartford Provision Company—a business initially established by his grandfather, Samuel Lotstein. He dedicated his efforts at the New Britain office, working alongside his father, uncles, and numerous cousins.
Ed's life took a joyous turn after meeting his beloved wife Marsha at a friend's wedding. Their journey led them to West Hartford, CT, where they raised their children Debra and Seth. They relocated to Florida full-time in 2005, and they celebrated 56 years of marriage last month in their new home in Lake Worth, FL.
Ed's passions were abundant and diverse—photography, home improvement projects, computers (including putting together an early HeathKit), tennis, golf, skiing, bicycling, and model building, particularly ships and planes. He never truly outgrew his wish for a new toy as a birthday or holiday present. Ed's affection extended to a menagerie of pets over the years, including ducks, dogs, cats, fish, and birds.
Ed fostered many lifelong friendships- sharing years of parties, barbeques, and vacations. These bonds continued as much of the group moved to Florida, where shoveling snow was a distant memory. This circle of friends expanded further through his "new" friendships developed in Florida.
Ed's memory is carried by his devoted wife Marsha, his children Debra (Bruce Greenspon) and Seth, his grandchildren Asher Greenspon and Hildy Lou Lotstein, and his faithful canine companion, Lexi. He is predeceased by his parents, Louis and Esther Lotstein, and his sisters Barbara Benowitz and Sheryl Lotstein. The family extends deep gratitude to caregiver Mariloly Stolarz, the aides from Jewish Family Services’ ComforCare, and Trustbridge Hospice for their unwavering support.
A graveside funeral service is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29, at 1:30 pm, at the Cemetery of Congregation Agudath Sholom, 554 West Hill Road, Stamford, CT 06902.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations in Edward's memory to be directed to: The ARI of CT (https://www.arict.org/donate/) and Trustbridge Hospice (https://trustbridge.com/give/).
Shiva will be held at 104 North St. #802 in Stamford, CT 06902 on Tuesday evening at 6:30, and on Wednesday from 1P.M. - 4 P.M. and than from 6P.M. - 8 P.M.
Services are under the care of Thomas M. Gallagher Funeral Home located at 104 Myrtle Ave. Stamford, CT 06902. For online condolences please visit Gallagherfuneralhome.com