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Edward Charles Stotz

Edward Charles Stotz of Berlin, formerly of Rockville, Maryland, died April 30, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He was 87 years old.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy O’Riley Stotz, who he married in 1992. Edward was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy T. Stotz, of Rockville, Maryland, to whom he was married for 32 years.
He was born in Montague City, Massachusetts to Edward and Florence (Huntoon) Stotz, and led a full and successful life. He was a star athlete at Turners Falls High School playing football, baseball and running track, having graduated in 1946.
He attended Northfield Mount Hermon School in Gill, Massachusetts and played football at Syracuse University. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts in 1951, with a degree in electrical engineering.
He served as a lieutenant in the United States Navy and had a successful career with Vitro Corporation where he worked on the Tomahawk Cruise Missile and the Gemini Space Program. The highlight of his career was a four-year tour in La Spezia, Italy from 1968 to 1972.
He was a loyal family man and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, especially enjoying the activities and sports of his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved golfing, reading, crossword puzzles and cheering his favorite sports teams, the Boston Red Sox and Washington Redskins.
He is also survived by his five children, Sarah A. Bunt and her husband, James, of Canton, Massachusetts, Edward C. Stotz, Jr. of Silver Spring, Maryland, Daniel M. Stotz of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Michael J. Stotz of Rockville, Maryland, and Thomas W. Stotz of Annapolis.
He is survived by his brothers, Douglas Stotz and his wife, Princy, of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Kerwin “Bud” Stotz of Charlottesville, Virginia.  
He was the beloved Pop-Pop to his cherished 12 grandchildren, Jennifer Adams, Krystal Bushell, Kelly Stotz, Melissa McGowan, Mikey Stotz, Jamie Stotz, Kathryn Bunt, Edward C. Stotz III, Kerry Stotz, Alice Stotz, Shane Stotz and Aidan Stotz, and seven great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Krista, Sarah, Gabriella, Murphy, Rhys and Lyndin.
He is also remembered by his step-children Fay Jean Simanski, John O’Riley and wife, Lynn, and Irene O’Riley, as well as his step-grandchildren, John Simanski and Jennifer Bellville, and two step-great-grandchildren, Jake and Kevin.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at The Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church in Rockville at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 6, followed by burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Donations in his memory may be made to: Children’s Hospital Foundation, 801 Roeder Road, Suite 300, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, or to the Amputee Patient Assistance Fund, Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation, 9909 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850.