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1936 Edward 2022

Edward Metz

November 30, 1936 — July 6, 2022

Edward Allen Metz passed away peacefully on July 6, 2022. He was born Monday November 30, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to George Edward Metz and Emma Dolqueist Metz. He was known to family and friends as “Allen.”

Allen graduated in 1954 from Frankfort High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Mining from Drexel University. During this time, he was married and raised three daughters. He went on to achieve his Doctorate in Medicine from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since then, he practiced medicine in Harrisburg, PA and Port Allegany, PA. There he met Gay Gilmore. Their love for medicine made a strong connection and they married November 23, 1978 in Nazlini, AZ. Their union led to the adoption of two boys that completed their family. They had medical practices in Sioux City, IA, Ganado, AZ, Kemmerer, WY, and Crawford, NE.

Ed Metz first entered the military in December 1958 in Philadelphia as a National Guard Enlistee. He later received a direct commission in the Medical Corps of the US Army Reserve. He was promoted to colonel on March 11, 1997. He had numerous military awards and achievements. He retired from the military on November 30th, 2000, his 64th birthday. He was honored by the State of South Dakota and they named that day “Colonel Edward A. Metz Day”. He served his country for 21 years retiring as a full bird colonel.

Ed is survived by his wife of 44 years Gay Gilmore-Metz, his 5 children Donna Metz of Laurel, MD, Joanne Metz (Harvard) Hitchcock of Olean, NY, Barbara Metz (Clyde) Franklin of Omaha, NE, Franklin Gilmore-Metz of Chicago, IL, and Timothy (Aubrey) Gilmore-Metz of Crawford, NE. His seven grandchildren: Jennifer Spicer, Jamie Molyneaux, Tyrone Franklin, Andrea Lopez, Gabrielle Franklin, Jackie Hitchcock, Roman Gilmore-Metz and his eleven great grandchildren: Carter Molyneaux, Silas Molyneaux, Lilly Spicer, Norah Franklin, Etta Franklin, Sallie Franklin, Ophelia Molyneaux, Ivy Spicer, Coraline Carucci, Jaylen Lopez and Nya Lopez.

Services will be held at the Crawford United Methodist Church on Friday July 15th, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials can be made to the following organizations:

- Crawford Volunteer Fire & Rescue – Crawford, NE

- Ponderosa Villa - Crawford, NE

- Crawford United Methodist Church

Donations can be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

United Methodist Church - Crawford

238 Elm St, Crawford, NE 69339

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