It was a cloudy morning and at times it appeared that the heavens were set to shed some tears. However, the weather held up as mother nature welcomed members of Ed Sadler's large and wonderful family, some who had traveled from as far away as California. There were local community leaders there, as well as many City Islanders (clam diggers and mussel suckers), all there to pay tribute and to participate in his wake, the Bronx funeral services and City Island burial ceremonies, where Ed Sadler was born, lived and loved or 95 wonderful years.
The NYFD honor guard, along with bag pipes, and Ed's fire-boat could be seen in the background, as Reverend Yeu led a prayer service at Pelham Cemetery.
A celebration of Ed Sadler's long life is now being held at Seashore Restaurant. Expected at this gathering are his lovely daughter, Jean, his surviving sons Ed and Dick , as well as many others who got to know and admire this dear and wonderful wise old man of the sea. He was City Island's oldest, wisest living resident and proud clam-digger.