Edmond J. Bronner, a 42 year resident of the South Bay passed away, surrounded by family, at his Rancho Palos Verdes home on Saturday, June 4, 2011. Edmond, age 84, was born in Springfield, MA on February 14, 1927 to James Emil and Rhea Bronner. Ed is survived by his wife of 19 years, Elizabeth Crane Bronner; his daughter, Susan (Tom) Thompson of Frazier Park; his son Dan (Irene) and grandson, Evan of Manhattan Beach; his 106 year old Aunt Armande; his sister Connie Cummings; three step- children and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Margaret Houseman Bronner; sisters, Allyce Dowler and Betty Wohltjen. The service will be held at St. Lawrence Martyrs Catholic Church at 11:00am on Saturday, June 11, 2011with a reception immediately following in the church hall. Burial will take place at Holy Cross Cemetery on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: Regal In Home Care Services, Inc., regal_homecare@yahoo.com (310-782-4728) or Providence Trinity Care Hospice Foundation, 2601 Airport Dr., Ste.230, Torrance, CA 90505 (310-530-3800) .

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  1. Dear Betsy, Dan, Susan and family……I’m so sorry for your loss. I know he is in a better place with Mom and Allyce and they are all watching over us. I’m so thankful that I got to spend some time with him back in October when he visited the East Coast. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. My (Stan) cousin was a far away releative but one that we look forward to hearing from at Christmas. He was a strong help and leader for his Dad when his Mom passed away at such a young age. We last saw Ed at Alyce’s home about seven-ten years ago and he looked the same as he did as a young man. Betsy, you has 19 great years with Ed and we send you our sinccere condolences. Marge & Stan

  3. Dear Betsy, Dan, Susan and families, I was so sad to hear of Uncle Ed’s passing. How fortunate for me to really connect with him this past year and being able to visit with him this past fall. We cannot feel life’s losses without first feeling the blessings of its fullness and boy did he have a full life. I know Mom and Aunt Allyce are welcoming him with open arms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  4. Our deepest sympathy for the Bronner Family…Our love and prayers to you James Wohltjen and Joann Wohltjen

  5. I’m so sad that my Uncle Ed is gone.Even though I grew up in Staten Island, my California uncle is the one who took my siblings and me and Susan and Danny to the Empire State building, the Statue of Liberty, and the United Nations building.I will always think of him when I go to “the city”.

  6. Dear Betsy and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I really appreciated Ed’s wit when we visited at dinner. God’s peace and love, Diana

  7. My family and I are so sorry for your loss. I have personally knowing all of the Bronner’s since I was in second grade in Lancaster California. Ed and Peggy were like second parents to me. Susan and Dan were also part of my family growing up. Most of my childhood and young adult years was spent with the Bronner family. The times are very precious to me and as I think back I can only think of good times. We grew up in the time that was very special. While I know that Ed is in a better place than all of us I will miss him. Gary Wagner

  8. Ed was a man of deep prayer and uncompromising faith. He was “old school” true to his convictions. For those of us that shared mass withy him, we’ll remember him kneeling and humbling before Our Lord to receive communion. Ed Bronner touched each of us in a special way most especially by his introduction to the Jeff Cavins’ DVD Bible studies. He has left us with an awesome legacy. Even to the end, just two days prior to his passing, and through his wife Betsy he exhorted us to continue growing in our faith. Thank you Ed. I can imagine our Heavenly Father welcoming you “Well done my good and faithful servant, well done!” Our condolence to his wife Betsy, his children, aunt, and rest of family and friends.

  9. Betsy, Dave and I want to extend our thoughts and prayers to you at this time of your loss. We’re sorry to never have had the privilege of meeting Ed. As part of your church family, know that we are here for you. Sharon & Dave

  10. I am so glad I was able to visit with Uncle Ed in October on his trip east…He was an amazing man and loved to talk! I wish I could have known him better and had many more conversations… Rest in peace Uncle Ed and give Mom and Aunt Allyce a hug for us..we know you are all together …

  11. Betsy Our thoughts and prayers are with you. During our visit with you and Ed for Some Enchanted Eating, we were truly enchanted … the hospitality, his Air Force stories, and the love of life! God’s Peace, Julie and Kurt

  12. Betsy, Although we never had the chance to see Eddie enough, we always enjoyed his visits when he came to see Bob and Allyce. He was always very entertaining to us and our children and his stories were wonderful. He is missed dearly. Our prayers and thoughts are with you

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