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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 1, 2017 @ 3:22 pm In Obituary | 9 Comments

Edward Schrey Obit Pic

A native Phoenician and proud of it, Edward Alan Schrey, 68, husband, father, grandfather, brother, passed away October 19, 2017 after a brief but courageous fight with cancer. He was born on September 20, 1949 to Alfred and Margaret (Pearson) Schrey. In his early years he was instrumental in the growth and development of Cervelli Distributers, responsible for the presence of Dreyer’s Ice Cream in Arizona. In later years, he enjoyed work with Reality Executives, Sam’s Club, and his thriving eBay business. As an Army Veteran he was based in Korea during the Vietnam War. In 1990, he fell in love with and married Caroline Robertson. The loving family grew to 6 and made many wonderful memories. Ed’s passions were gardening, hunting down vintage treasures, and travel. From Italy to Costa Rica & his frequent visits to Hawaii, Ed was always enjoying “The Good Life.” More importantly, Ed was a man of service, always lending a helping hand and enhancing people’s lives. He truly lived to serve others and was devoted to his wife and children. If you were ever at Via Delosantos you might have gotten a peek of Ed enjoying a margarita at his favorite Mexican restaurant with the people he loved. He is survived by his wife Caroline Robertson; children Courtney (husband Edward Faiello), Nicholas (wife Elizabeth Schrey), Lisa, and David; 7 precious grandchildren Maxwell, Stella, Monty, Josephine, Archer, Jack, and Gracie; sisters Sandy (husband Larry Federwitz) and Linda King; and many close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents Al and Margaret (Pearson) Schrey, his wife Teresa (Hedlund) Schrey, and his sister Faye Barwick. Ed will be remembered for his willingness to help others and make them smile. How does one sum up the life of a man who is steadfast, loyal, and rock steady – expecting nothing in return… one word comes to mind, “Extraordinary.” A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 10, 2017 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in O’Carroll Hall, 330 W. Coral Gables Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85022. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home.


Condolences for the family of “SCHREY, EDWARD A.”

Condolence from Diane Ross on November 6th, 2017 11:25 pm

Ed & I frequently conversed as he was my next door neighbor. He was always smiling and willing to give me a helping hand. Our garage sale antics will be remembered with a smile. He was a big help to me and my “helpers” enjoyed interacting with Ed during our garage sales. I will miss seeing him out walking the dog. My condolences to Caroline and every member of his family.

Condolence from Eddie DeLosantos on November 7th, 2017 1:12 am

Hey, Ed my friend and brother, your now helping the the Big Man in the sky. Your work is not done sir. You were a gruadian Angel to many of us on this earth. Now you will be doing the same from a higher place. My family and I want to thank you for all you have done for us. My only regret is we lost you to soon.

Condolence from Kim Dominguez on November 8th, 2017 7:26 am

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Ed. I worked with Ed many years ago at Cervelli Distributors! Ed was a man of his word, a very hard worker and was always available to help others when needed. I will treasure all of the good memories we shared at Cervelli! My condolences to Caroline and the rest of Ed’s family, especially his children. May he rest in peace and I hope you all find peace in knowing he is out of pain. God bless you all during this very difficult time.
Kim Dominguez

Condolence from Theresa Broniarczyk on November 9th, 2017 9:50 am

Ed was one of the original members of the “Cervelli Gang”. He and Gene made going to work fun. Ed will be missed.

Condolence from Clay B. Arnold on November 9th, 2017 4:00 pm

I first met Ed during our Glory Days at Central High School. (We 1967 Graduates just celebrated our 50th reunion this month! ) Back then, Ed was a fixture at Stan Felix’s Pay and Take It Market on Bethany Home Road. In the early 1990’s , Ed supplied the Phoenix Thunderbirds with Dreyer’s Ice Cream for the Phoenix Open, during its infancy at the TPC. Later Ed and I successfully closed Real Estate transactions during his tenure with Realty Executives. Ed was multi-talented over many careers. I will always remember him as a Fiercely Proud Native Phoenician. Rest in Peace my old Friend and to his Friends and Family, Blessings and Best Wishes! Clay Arnold

Condolence from Sue Leeper on November 9th, 2017 7:51 pm

Ed always had a smile on his face and he was a true gentleman, one time when Cervelli Distributor’s was on west MCdowell we got a heavy rain one day and the parking lot flooded, one of our female co-workers car was parked in the flooded section of the parking lot and Ed walked out in water halfway to his knees (with nice shoes on) and drove her car close to the door so she wouldn’t have to get her feet wet. That’s just the kind of guy Ed was. He will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Ed.

Condolence from Barb Currey on November 9th, 2017 8:18 pm

We hope you feel of our love for you while you lay your father,grandad,husband and brother to rest. Thinking of all of you at this time.

Lots of love from Great Aunt Annie(Pearson) Cowie,Cousins Barb. (Currey) Stu Cowie and Gerald Cowie

Condolence from Kathy Moon on November 10th, 2017 7:36 pm

So sorry to hear of your father’s passing! We know he was an very important part of your life! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope with this loss. Cliff and Kathy Moon

Condolence from Mike Mitchell on November 12th, 2017 8:40 am

My family has known Ed Schrey for 45 years as Ed worked at Madison Pay N Takit as a young man. Ed was my manager at this store and taught me how to work hard, fast, and smart. Ed hired me at Dreyer’s Ice Cream and continued to mentor me over many years. I have many fond memories of Ed. Ed was hard working, helpful, positive, and the BEST Sales Person I’ve ever work with. Ed helped mold me into the person, father, and husband I am today. To the children, your father was a positive person who helped others succeed and he spoke fondly of all of you often. Caroline, he adored you and you made his life complete. God Bless you all.

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