Edward was born in Harrisburg, PA to Alfred Leroy Gantt and Elizabeth Margaret (Hopkins) Gantt on March 28, 1954.He passed away on August 13, 2021 in San Antonio, TX.  Ed graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio in 1972.  Following graduation he worked in grocery stores before moving to the Washington, DC area for several years.  Subsequently he worked for Harris Corp. in San Jose, CA and transferred to the San Antonio office as a quality control inspector and auditor. Ed enjoyed life.  HIs boisterous personality and loud belly laughs made him a perfect candidate to perform as a convincing Santa Clause for Christmas parties.  At work, he also dressed up in “shrek” green sweats to promote the company quality program as “Mr. PONC” (price of non-conformance).  His friendly demeanor, and his love of life, family and friends will never be forgotten. Ed was predeceased by his parents and older brother Charles.  He is survived by two brothers, Douglas Gantt of Gainesville, TX and Glenn Gantt of Rowlett, TX.  He is also survived by two nieces, Sr. M. Lucy Gantt, FSGM and Rebecca (Becky) Gantt as well as many, many friends. Interment will be in Shoops Cemetery, Harrisburg, PA at the convenience of the family.

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  1. I worked with Ed for many years at Harris Farinon and we kept in touch via Facebook the past few years. His boisterous personality and optimistic outlook for life always brought a smile to my face. I consider him part of my Harris family and he will be missed.

  2. I am so sorry that Ed is passed onto his next best self. I worked with Ed for years and need to say what a pleasure he was to work with. He was blessed with patience, smarts, and a drive to help everyone get their jobs done which was very good since not all Quality Guys know how to cooperate. Ed was always a pleasure to talk to, happy to be around, an all around great guy. God bless you Ed and please rest now in peace.

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