LTC. Edward Joseph Scully III
June 22, 1940 - December 24, 2018
LTC. Edward Joseph Scully III, age 78, of Wilmington, DE, passed away at Christiana Hospital on Monday, December 24, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Wilmington, DE on June 22, 1940, he was a son of the late Edward Joseph and Helen (Sabbata) Scully. He attended St. Ann School and was a proud graduate of Salesianum High School. After graduating from Salesianum, Ed joined the US Army serving from 1961 to 1988. During his 27 year career, he was promoted five times retiring at the rank of Lt. Colonel. Ed received many awards and decorations during his years serving in the United States Army; Legion of Merit, Bronze Star ““ Valor Bronze Star ““ Service Purple Heart, Joint Service Meritorious Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal. He served his country during the Vietnam War, serving from June 68 to December 69. Ed was no ordinary soldier; he joined the Special Forces and earned his Green Beret. He attended flight school and aviation became his passion. During his career and the decades that have followed, Ed has been referred to as a true American hero. His support and love of country did not stop when he left the Army. After retiring back in Delaware, Ed began a second career at Summit Aviation. Ed was able to use his military connections to allow the team to proudly support the warfront from home. Ed retired from Summit after 25 years, but remained on staff as a consultant. There are few people who can say that they have dedicated their lives to their country, but Ed can. He served his country bravely for 56 years, with a Salesian spirit set by the foundation of his years at Salesianum.
Ed received many recognitions as a civilian, the Bronze Honorable Order of St. Michael, induction into the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame and induction into the Salesianum High School Hall of Fame.
Ed loved going to the beach in Fenwick Island with his family, golfing, fishing and hunting with his grandsons, playing putt-putt golf with his younger grandchildren, sitting on a deck with a really good orange crush, and spending time with his friends telling stories, but most of all being with Pat.
Ed is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Patricia (Glanden); his daughters, Suzanne Gubich (Randy), Corynn Ciber, Kristin Stein (Edward); his son Edward Scully IV (Wendy); grandchildren, Danielle, Cole, Kyle, Maxwell, Julia, Connor; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Kailani; brothers, Robert (Aviva) and Thomas (Phyllis); his sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Shepherd, Peggy Sue Venci (Joe), Deborah Ann Scully; brother-in-law George R Glanden (Joanne); his favorite dog Lucy; many loving nieces, nephews and cousins; and several new and lifelong friends.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Thursday, January, 3, 2019, at Salesianum School, 1801 N Broom St, Wilmington, DE. A second visitation will be held from 12 pm until 1 pm on Friday, January 4, 2019, at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, 809 S Broom St., Wilmington, DE, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1 pm. Interment will be held at a later date in Arlington Va.
Flowers would be appreciated, or donations could be made in Ed’s honor to the JDRF at 100 West 10th Street Suite 1103, Wilmington, DE 19801, or Navy SEAL Foundation at 1619 D Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23459.