NYC has announced that City Island's Schoefield Street will also be officially named at ED SADLER WAY.
The ceremony is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 5, 2013 @ 12 Noon sharp.
Captain Ed Sadler was born in 1916 and died in November 2011 inside his family home on Schoefield street when he was 95 years old. Here is s photo of Captain Sadler with City Island Images Executive Editor, Roberto Soto during one of his many house visits he made to chat with the late and great Captain Ed Sadler.
He was the longest living resident of City Island and the most senior clam digger. He was and will always remain in my memory as a proud father, an even prouder grandfather and the proudest great grandfather ever, as well as my oldest and wisest friend.
He served on a fire-boat for 35 years. He died on the island, in same room he was born in, 95 years earlier. If sadness could build a stairway to heaven and laughter fast a lane, we'd make a quick trip to heaven and bring you back to City Island once again.
Captain Ed Sadler is survived by his only living daughter Jean and by his two sons Ed and Dick, who took this wonderful photograph during one of our many visits together.
Russel Schaller, Ed's longtime friend and president of The City Island Historical Society told City Island Images: "he was a great friend and well deserving of this honor"
Some City Islanders will forever feel sad when thinking of Captain Ed Sadler.