April 8, 1926 ~ January 20, 2016
Born in Torrance Memorial Hospital - died of cancer at his home in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA USA
Our father grew up in the South Bay when you could roam the hills and flatlands with a rifle shooting game, fishing off any coast, jumping off any pier, fly fishing any streams of CA, body surfing at any beach, and flying gliders off the cliffs of California.
Born to follow the legacy of his Grandfather Abraham Wardrop who built California Landmark buildings, after attending USC School of Architecture on the GI Bill from the Air Force, Ed lived a full life as a licensed architect in the South Bay community. Edward Frank shared his office with his father Edward A Kufus on Hawthorne Blvd in Hawthorne, (where the big red neon "Kufus" sign glowed bright.) The homes he created homes are too great to number, working in the South Bay with Martin Fuller. He was thrilled to be involved in his community as President of American Institute of Building Designers, Founder of First Baptist Church of Rolling Hills, Project Mexico, and South Bay Covenant Church. A long time member and architect for Rolling Hills Covenant Church, with his dear wife Norma Jean Rice Kufus who also was a leader for women's groups, Wedding Hostess, and director of the RHCC Cookbooks.
He loved his wife, family, dogs, friends, his country and creating things. Everyone he knew has something Ed made! He loved his wife's great cooking, telling a good story, the feel of a fresh sheet of paper, the smell of a good piece of hard wood to carve, and a clear rocky stream to lay a fly on! He had the heart of a craftsman and the heart of a flyer. He never met a stranger.
His wife Norma Jean Rice Kufus preceded him by 26 years. His surviving family members include Doug Kufus, Denise Kufus Weyhrich, grandsons Shane Kufus and Nate Weyhrich, son in law Mike Weyhrich, brother's in law Melvin Douglas Rice family, Rev. Jim Rice family and Linda Rice family.
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