Edwin Russell Gamson,83,born September 24th, 1925 in Chicago, and died peacefully in his home after a courageous fight with his illness on January 31st, 2009. Ed graduated High School from Citadel Military School in South Carolina. He moved to California to attend U.C.L.A. at 17 and made it his home for the next 66 years. With the advent of WWII, he enlisted in the navy where he started to build and repair the ships radios. He met his future wife Doris from a Navy ‘Buddie,’ her first cousin, and they were married in 1947. His wife predeceased him just two months short of their glorious celebration together of 60 years! His youngest daughter Jody Hayward (Steve) also preceded Ed in death. He is survived by daughter Jan Tanner (Bill), brother Mike Gamson (Vangie) and five grandchildren which he adored and was very proud of each one of them. Josh Humiston (Jaime soon to be Mrs.), Matt Humiston (Lisa) Jared Hayward (Wendy), Niki Padayao, (Jason), and Ali Humiston. Four great-grandchildren, Jaden, Mia, Noah, and Rachel. The legacy of his grandchildren and friends will always remember a kind soft-spoken man filled with love for his family and friends. He also celebrated life with a special lady Claire. There time was short but they lived each day to the fullest, having outings, travelling, and spending time with friends and family. In addition, his caregivers Abigail, Alma, and Elisa were extremely devoted to him as he was to each of them. In addition, his housekeeper Dina of 20 years will be greatly missed. Ed graduated from Stanford Research School of Engineering and worked at SRI. He was part of the team that developed the printed circuit for transistor radios. Later he moved his family back to Los Angeles in 1954 settling in Baldwin Hills. He was Vice President of Ampex Co. before starting his own company Certon Corporation in 1964. Ed’s favorite pastime and where he met lifelong friends was his club membership at Hillcrest Country Club. His love of the game, the camaraderie among the many friends he had and, of course, the competition was what made Saturdays and eventually Mondays and Wednesdays such good days for him. He also donated his time with the United Jewish Welfare Fund, and volunteered for 20 years in the Emergency Room at Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Ed will be greatly missed by his family and friends and will never be forgotten. Donations can be made in Edwin Gamson’s name to the Concern Foundation or your choice of a cancer research agency. Services will be held at Hillside Mortuary, (800) 576-1994, Wednesday, February 4th, at 12 p.m. Tags: 1946

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