Obituary of Edward J. Croft

April 14, 2020

Edward (John-Ed) Croft, a New York City artist, died from complications of the coronavirus on April 14, 2020, at NY Langone Hospital. Eddie was born on December 24, 1936, in Brooklyn New York to the late Isabelle Taylor Croft and Edward S. Croft. He is survived by his three sons and their wives, Joseph (Lora), John (Jennifer), and Jason Croft; five grandchildren, Danielle, Joseph, Bailey, Shannon, and Grace-Marie; two sisters, Liz Latimer and Margaret Thompson; and several nephew and nieces. Due to the current health crisis, private graveside funeral services and burial will take place in St. Mary Cemetery, Ridgefield. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be determined at a later date.

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I met John Ed in the late 1980s in the East Village and will always remember him with fondness and a smile. What a lovely, creative person! He wrote a column in the East Villager, a community newspaper that I worked on, called "Dug-Out Dope." It featured clever and unusual tidbits. Each week I would see John-Ed at art openings around town. His paintings were beautiful--meticulous and elegant. I am so happy that I saw John-Ed last year at a Bullet Space opening, and I will miss him.

Posted by: Heidi Boghosian - New York, NY - May 18, 2020

I knew your father and mother, Marie.many years ago when we were first married and met at a vacation place in the Poconos. Your Mom and I stayed friends for many years and I would visit you all in Brooklyn.

I'm sorry for your loss and hope your Mother is doing well, give her my love.

Madeline (Cookie) Arciola

Posted by: Madeline Arciola - Yonkers, NY - August 14, 2021
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