On Saturday, April 3, 2021, Edwin (Ed) Choate was called home unexpectedly at the age of 81. Ed died peacefully with his beloved wife Kathy, brother Russell, daughter Cindy, and grandchildren Nathan and Eddie by his side.
Ed was born in Salinas, CA on February 1, 1940, to father George Choate and mother Caldonia Choate. Ed moved to Watsonville CA as a youngster and graduated from Watsonville High School in 1958. In his early years, Ed went through the Electrical Union Program and he also worked as a bookkeeper at the Kaiser Power Plant in Moss Landing.
Ed was actively involved in First Baptist Church and it was there that he met his beautiful wife Kathy. In 1964 Ed and Kathy married and in 1968 they had their first and only daughter Cindy. In 1971, Ed decided to get his Real Estate license and received his first job working for Oliver Realty. Shortly after he got his broker’s license and decided to go out on his own. In 1973 Ed and Kathy opened Choate Realty. Ed had a love for his classic cars especially his 1957 Chevy. He and Kathy spent many years attending and also showing their cars in local car shows. He also loved his western and classic movies.
In 1998 Ed and Kathy’s first grandson Nathan arrived and in 2000 a second grandson Eddie arrived. Ed was a proud Papa where he spent many hours playing and hanging with his two favorite guys.
Ed will be remembered as a caring, loving, and funny husband, father, and papa. One of his long-time Realtor friends recently expressed that he was full of knowledge and one of the most honest Realtors that he has ever known.
Please join Ed’s family for a Celebration of Life service on Friday, April 16, 2021, at 9:30 am. The service will be held at Mehl’s Colonial Chapel at 222 East Lake Avenue, Watsonville CA 95076.
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