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Edward A.  "Eddie" Wille, Jr.
  • In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to: Angus WIlle's college fund (through the Edward Wille Jr Cancer Fund)
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“Saw USGR first at Theatre Bizarre in detroit and was totally dumbfounded. My husband and I were instant fans. Saw them every time they came through...Read More »
1 of 83 | Posted by: Jessica Meister - Utic, MI - Fan

“You will will be truly missed. ”
2 of 83 | Posted by: Carol & Carrie Blais - Windso, CT

“Eddie, Thanks for providing the greatest video store to ever exist. I can't thank you and Natalie enough for welcoming me into your home as your...Read More »
3 of 83 | Posted by: Chris Hansen - Elwood, IL

“You were awsome. Your playing for our loves ones now. ”
4 of 83 | Posted by: Cindarella Silverman - OH - fan

“252 ghoul show-enough said :) ”
5 of 83 | Posted by: m - cleveland/lakewood, OH

“He had such an amazing character. We lost such a wonderful man. My condolences with Natalie and Angus. ”
6 of 83 | Posted by: Sarah and Eric Greco - Pittsburgh, PA

“Eddie was an amazing musician, friend, father and husband with a priceless personality and if it is true that the good die young, then Eddie is the...Read More »
7 of 83 | Posted by: Mark Gamiere - Cleveland, OH

“Oh Eddie. You were truly one of my favorite people. Ever. I wish I still had the pic of you with Paul Stanley make up on (star on the wrong eye cuz...Read More »
8 of 83 | Posted by: Dave Welte - Minneapolis, MN

“BWare was a special place for us, not just because of the movies but because of Natalie and Eddie. Eddie's time here was a gift; he made the world...Read More »
9 of 83 | Posted by: Laura Putre and Richard Wagle

“Eddie was an awesome dude. An inspiration, and the world is a lot less a cool place without him. Eddie was tough as nails! I know him mainly from...Read More »
10 of 83 | Posted by: Eddie Seddon - Westlake, OH

“Eddie's my nephew through marriage, and he and my son, his cousin Vinnie, were 6 months apart and grew up together. I remember those cool locks of...Read More »
11 of 83 | Posted by: Sandra Wall - Treasure island, FL

“I just learned of Eddie's passing. Was a shock even though I knew of his illness. A good man. A brave man. And a damn funny man. I could talk to him...Read More »
12 of 83 | Posted by: Greg Zito - Rocky River, OH

“You will be missed, god bless. ”
13 of 83 | Posted by: Jeff Renner - Sharon Center., OH

“I am so sorry ! ”
14 of 83 | Posted by: Jamie Baisden - Youngstown, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Eddie's wife and son. He was an amazing friend in school and always made me laugh! What a talented man gone way...Read More »
15 of 83 | Posted by: Valerie Sasse - Parma Heights, OH

“Good Bye My Friend, I Will Miss You and Remember You Always.Thank You For The Good Times We Shared and For Extending Your Hand When I Was Down. Thank...Read More »
16 of 83 | Posted by: Ray Lucia - Olmsted Falls, OH

“Oh my aunt and uncle- i had no idea. Im so sorry ”
17 of 83 | Posted by: tracy kjos - inverness, FL

“Natalie and Angus, I am so deeply sorry for yor loss. I am here for you day and night and hold you and our good brother Ed in my heart and prayers....Read More »
18 of 83 | Posted by: Emily Carrabine-Amato - Lakewood, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
19 of 83 | Posted by: Triss Stropko - Middleburg Hts, OH

“Were those rumbles of thunder yesterday your drums pounding away from above? Either that or the pipes from your hot rod screaming across the sky. So...Read More »
20 of 83 | Posted by: Kimmy Johnson - Fairview Park, OH

“I first meet Eddie when he was about 12-13 years old. Eddie was my Drum Student and we had a connection from day one! It was my honor and privilege...Read More »
21 of 83 | Posted by: Chris Luty - Hinckley, OH

“When I first met you, Ed and Natalie, you were just two of the coolest people opening the coolest video store in history. That changed over the years...Read More »
22 of 83 | Posted by: clint rohrbacher and david pavlak - OH

Ed as Froggy and Me on the Ghoul Show “From Chris's Warped to the Ghoul Show with BWARE and Uncle Scratches in between I will miss ED. He had the coolest arm Halloween Tattoo and a hell of...Read More »
23 of 83 | Posted by: Patricia Kellogg - Nelson, OH

“As a small-time freelance entertainment reporter on Cleveland's west side it was my honor and privilege to meet Eddie and Natalie (and Angus) when...Read More »
24 of 83 | Posted by: Charles Cassdy Jr.

Ed as Froggy and Me on the Ghoul Show “I'll miss Ed. The Halloween/tribal armband tatoo, he way his eyes lit up when you mentioned Natalies name, and the excitement in his voice when he...Read More »
25 of 83 | Posted by: Patricia Kellogg - Nelson, OH

“Ed and I started at the same time at Wolff Brothers. It is so hard to believe that he has left us so soon and I will truly miss him. I always loved...Read More »
26 of 83 | Posted by: Dave Artrip - Medina, OH

“Brother Ed will be missed. Great guy many good memories. God bless. ”
27 of 83 | Posted by: Stan Haduch - Pittsburgh, PA

“Sorry for your loss. ”
28 of 83 | Posted by: Diane & kathy Svdpthriftstore - OH

“Oh Brother Ed, taking that walk through the gates of...well wherever you decided to go :) You were one hell of a performer man. An USGR show was...Read More »
29 of 83 | Posted by: Rolando Green - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Natalie & Angus, We are very sorry for your loss of Eddie. He is a great guy and will always remain in your hearts. Rest in Peace, Eddie. ...Read More »
30 of 83 | Posted by: A friend

“Eddie, we had not seen each other in many years, but we were all at Buckeye together in jr. high. And, our dads worked together at GM. I remember...Read More »
31 of 83 | Posted by: Pat Hartmann - Cleveland Heights, OH

“I love you brother. Rest pain free my friend and I will see you someday again. RFFR! ”
32 of 83 | Posted by: Matt simmons - Charlotte, NC

Outside of The Fox Theater in Oakland - November 2009. “I was introduced to your band via our mutual friends The Lanza's and I met you when you supported Pucifer in Oakland. As we chatted in the lobby...Read More »
33 of 83 | Posted by: Brian Lew - San Francisco, CA

“Sad to hear about this loss,to young. I replaced you as yardman at Wolff's. I always remember your hair. I still have the Z rock t shirt we got....Read More »
34 of 83 | Posted by: Charlie Wilson - Stockport, OH

“Wow...I never thought I'd see this day. I always like to believe all my friends and I are going to grow old together. You made me laugh so hard I...Read More »
35 of 83 | Posted by: Dieter Gruenheit - Cleveland, OH

“ were a real stinker. You will be missed by so many, being that your brilliance reached so many corners of our scene and beyond. Watch over...Read More »
36 of 83 | Posted by: cicil - tremont, OH - friend

“Keeping a light in the window of our hearts... ”
37 of 83 | Posted by: georgi - friend

“Brother Ed, I am truely heartbroken over your passing. Glad to have been able to call you a friend throughout the years. I'm going to miss seeing you...Read More »
38 of 83 | Posted by: John (Scooter) Lincoln - Parma, OH

“Natalie & Angus and family, Our deepest sympathies on this huge loss. Our thoughts are with you. The Curtis family, Juliana, Kurt & Marybeth. ”
39 of 83 | Posted by: Juliana Curtis - Rocky River, OH

“Ed you will be definetly missed....proud to say I was a member of the Hellvis family just like you !!!! ”
40 of 83 | Posted by: Jonnie Vincenzo

“Taken way to soon!!! I only wish we hadn't lost contact! Eddie was my 2nd big brother growing up! Him and my brother Ray made me laugh like no one...Read More »
41 of 83 | Posted by: Wendy Dennis - Elyria, OH

“A treasured talent taken away to soon. ”
42 of 83 | Posted by: Jim Benson - BrookPark, OH

“I'll never forget Ed telling me at a Toledo car show, "Yeah - I see you driving your old cars to work all the the time. I honk my horn and wave. ...Read More »
43 of 83 | Posted by: Jill & Israel Smith - Medina, OH

“Eddie was a great guy. He was proud of his own likes, loves and opinions, and wasn't afraid to let you know it. I'm proud to say I've worked and...Read More »
44 of 83 | Posted by: Bill Camarata - North Olmsted, OH

“I am so thankful to God for the times we had you in this world Brother Ed. You have left a permanent impression on so many hearts. Your were an...Read More »
45 of 83 | Posted by: Bill Bailey - Brook Park, OH

“Ed was a good person. It is sad to have him leave us so soon in his young life. Sometimes we do not have any answeres tso to why certain things...Read More »
46 of 83 | Posted by: Howard Wolff - Medina, OH

“I will never forget the first time I witnessed the beauty of an USGR show at 31st Pub in Pittsburgh. My jaw hung in awe throughout. Brother Ed you...Read More »
47 of 83 | Posted by: Frank - Beaver, PA

“Eddie was a great guy. He was proud of his own likes, loves and opinions, and wasn't afraid to let you know it. I'm proud to say I've worked and...Read More »
48 of 83 | Posted by: Bill Camarata - North Olmsyed, OH

“First time I saw Uncle Scratch was at the Jigsaw in Parma. It took my breath away with its awesomeness. I shall never forget. Thank you Brother Ed......Read More »
49 of 83 | Posted by: John Abbott - Cleveland - Fan

“Our deepest sympathies to You and Angus. You have lost a friend, father, husband. May you find peace and comfort surrounding yourself with your...Read More »
50 of 83 | Posted by: Cindy Kim and Rich Sheffield - NY

“Thanks for touching my life you will be Forever in our hearts. ”
51 of 83 | Posted by: Nix - orlando, FL

“The memory that sticks forever is when Eddie and Ant played the Las Vegas show with Pucifer. They were so awesome and polished. Their stage props...Read More »
52 of 83 | Posted by: LaVerne Madigan - Brook Park, OH

“Sabra and I sen..d our condolences. We are so sorry for your loss Natalie and Angus. Much love. We will miss you Eddie! ”
53 of 83 | Posted by: Margaret - losfresnos, TX

“Goodbye my old time friend. Too many good times to recall. I'll never forget you or the positive impression you left with so many people. You weren't...Read More »
54 of 83 | Posted by: Kevin Feldt - Brunswick, OH

“Another loss to the human race. I'm very bummed to hear of Ed's passing. I color myself in the ranks of the fortunate to have met and bent ears on a...Read More »
55 of 83 | Posted by: Jamy Holliday - Dayton, OH

“I was not close to you in school but you always made all of us laugh. I have such wonderful memories of you! From the posts I have seen from Natalie...Read More »
56 of 83 | Posted by: Jessica Doughty - Minerva, OH

“I met Eddie at B-ware and he recomended a movie to me, ended up being my favorite movie ever. I will miss his quick whit and ready smile. WAY TOO SOON ”
57 of 83 | Posted by: Thomas Tiny Sedgwick - lakewood, OH

“Dear Natalie, angus, and family.. My heart is breaking for you all. Too young. Too soon. I am sorry for your loss. continued prayers for you. ”
58 of 83 | Posted by: Georgi hudson smith - Friend

“Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival was an excellent band first and foremost,but the humor they brought to the stage each night was truly something...Read More »
59 of 83 | Posted by: George B Soltis - Fan

“Eddie, we are so glad we got to know you!! You were always warm and welcoming and full of conversation. You fought like a champion, and now you can...Read More »
60 of 83 | Posted by: Hank and Danielle Fraley - NJ

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of Brother Ed. He will be missed. ”
61 of 83 | Posted by: Chuck and Darci - Youngstown, OH

“All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Brother Ed! Love, Richard and Hyacinthe Burns ”
62 of 83 | Posted by: Hyacinthe L. Raven - Lakewood, OH

“Nice guy, good guy, funny guy. Ed, may your memory be eternal. ”
63 of 83 | Posted by: Maria Asher + Dave Kunikis - OH

“Eddie was the type of person I hope I can be. Never had anything bad to say about anyone and always there to lend an ear. The weekend in Vegas for...Read More »
64 of 83 | Posted by: natha baker - lakewood, OH

“All of our love and support to Natalie and Angus during this trying time. We'll miss you "Brother Ed." ”
65 of 83 | Posted by: Ken and Pam Kish - Berea, OH

“Knowing Ed through his work at Wolff, as a customer at B-Ware, and watching him on stage for years- we will miss him greatly. He was so kind, funny,...Read More »
66 of 83 | Posted by: Brian and Hollie Gibbs

“Eddie brought joy and laughter to everyone that knew him. I wish I had known him better. I've always admired him. May his memory never fade as it...Read More »
67 of 83 | Posted by: Jonathan J Potts - Minneapolis, MN

Me n' Ed at Cinema Wasteland 2009 Love Ya Brother “Thank You Ed for letting me be your friend. I'm gonna miss your friendship, Your Funny laugh n' your cool story's you always had to tell. I'm heart...Read More »
68 of 83 | Posted by: Steve Sandly - Parma, OH - Friend

“We are all better people for knowing Ed and he will be incredibly missed. My heart goes out to Natalie and Angus who are amazing fighters just like...Read More »
69 of 83 | Posted by: Lacey, Todd and Spencer - OH

“Love from Youngstown. ”
70 of 83 | Posted by: Marty Hudak - Youngstown, OH

“So sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to you during this time. I didn't know Eddie as well as most, but he was one of the nicest men I've ever...Read More »
71 of 83 | Posted by: Brendan Gilbride and family - OH

“Wishing all of Eddie's family peace during this time. Brother Ed was one of the coolest dudes around and won't be forgotten. Everyone loved him. ”
72 of 83 | Posted by: Ashlee McLaughlin - Cleveland, OH

“What a great guy! You will be missed. ”
73 of 83 | Posted by: Chayo Montalvo - Chattanooga, TN

“RIP Brother Ed. Although we knew each other a short time, I felt as if I knew you my whole life. You will never be forgotten, and I wil see you again...Read More »
74 of 83 | Posted by: Jeff Roberts (DJ Junior) - TN

“There is nothing I can say that has not already been said. Our world has grown a bit dimmer with your passing brother. You were an amazing husband,...Read More »
75 of 83 | Posted by: Mark Kruckenberg - Cleveland, OH

“You were definitely a gem, Ed. Just one of a kind! May you find comfort where you are now. Natalie and Angus, our deepest sympathies are with you...Read More »
76 of 83 | Posted by: Nate and Jamie Turner - Lakewood, OH

“The world lost a truly great soul. ”
77 of 83 | Posted by: Tom Hauck - Avon Lake, OH

“Warrior till the end ”
78 of 83 | Posted by: Deb Safranek - Lakewood, OH

“watching brother ed and brother ant spread their "gospel" was amazing and fun. the passion and enjoyment with which they did it was great. the...Read More »
79 of 83 | Posted by: david stoops

“I'll always remember the first time I saw Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival at the HI-FI. I was in laughing so hard I was crying! Ed was always so...Read More »
80 of 83 | Posted by: Mariah - Garfield Heights, OH

Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival at the Jigsaw Saloon 2006. “Godspeed Brother Ed, you're finally at your true home. All those you temporarily left behind will sure miss your Earthly presence. ”
81 of 83 | Posted by: D.S. Resch - Macon, GA

“It is with shock & deepest regret that my family and I felt when we heard of Eddie's passing. Condolences go out to his wife & son. I always enjoyed...Read More »
82 of 83 | Posted by: Dan Shupp - Mansfield, OH

“Forever in my heart. ”
83 of 83 | Posted by: Jen Davis - North Olmsted, OH

Edward A. "Eddie" Wille, Jr., 46, of Lakewood, Ohio; beloved husband of Natalie (nee Riedel); loving father of Angus; dear son of Edward Sr., and Barbara (nee Vondra); brother of Michael; brother of Nathan Riedel; brother of Justin Riedel; brother of Tanya Riedel and James Steintrager; brother of Sarah (nee Riedel) and Brian Renfro; uncle of Pete Wille, Derrick Walter; Max and James Steintrager, Cole Riedel, Sabre Randall and Augie Kenney; cherished "Brother Ed" to many. Passed away June 26, 2012. Ed kicked cancer in the balls for 2 years, he was a brave inspiration to all who knew him. He was the drummer in Uncle Scratch's Gospel Revival. Founding Member of The Rumblers cc Cleveland. (RFFR) Lived a full life that one could only dream of living but taken too soon. Funeral Service will be at the funeral home on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Friends may call at the BUSCH FUNERAL HOME. 21369 Center Ridge Rd., Fairview Park on Saturday from 10:00am – 12:00 noon. Feel free to dress casual, t-shirts and comfortable attire. 440-333-9774