Edmund E. Maassen, 86, of Aurora, passed away on October 9, 2019. Born at home in Owego, he was the youngest child of the late Henry and Mary Brackert Maassen. Ed played on the baseball and basketball teams of Sherwood School and still holds some of the individual records. Ed led a busy life running the Maassen’s family farm in Poplar Ridge, coaching CYO basketball, driving school bus, volunteering for the Aurora Fire Department and later working for Turek’s Farm. He was owner and operator of The Fargo in Aurora for 35 years and was friend and voice of wisdom to decades of Wells students and locals who knew him affectionately as Eddie. He was also an avid New York Yankees fan.
He is survived by: his wife of 65 years Shirley Kany Maassen of Aurora; sons Edmund Maassen II (Jacqueline Dickinson) of Poplar Ridge, James Maassen (Colleen Hickey) of Auburn; daughter-in-law Marion Holley Maassen of California; sister-in-law: Carol Constable (Bernie); special nephew Gary Constable; brother-in-law: Ronald Kany (Ellen DelFavero); sister Gertrude Nolan of Poplar Ridge; and
grandchildren Rosalina, Skyler, Bradley, Holley, Olivia, Conor, Erin; great granddaughter Kira; and many cousins, nephews and nieces.
In addition to his parents, Edmund was predeceased by his son Kim Maassen and several brothers and sisters.
Edmund’s adamant instructions stated no calling hours with a private family-only service. There will be a public celebration of life at a later time and date.
Shakelton Funeral Home, 48 South Street, Auburn is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Aurora Fire Department, 456 Main Street, Aurora, NY 13026 or to the Poplar Ridge Fire Company, PO Box 55, Poplar Ridge, NY 13139 in memory of Edmund E. Maassen.
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Aurora Volunteer Fire Department
P.O. Box 71, Aurora NY 13026
Poplar Ridge Fire Department
P.O. Box 55, Poplar Ridge NY 13139