February 28, 1950 - December 24, 2021 Ed was born in Rochester, New York to Robert H. Writz and Mary Forest Writz. He lived in Rochester until he completed grade school when they moved the family to Nyack, NY. Ed attended Clarkstown High School where he was well knows as a proud and versatile athlete. After graduating high school he won a football scholarship at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. He attended the School of Mines for only one year when he moved back east to completed his degree in business at Western New England College in Massachusetts. After graduating from Western New England he returned to Colorado where he remained and made his permanent home. Ed spent most of his business career in sales - starting at Phil Long Ford as a manager, then moved to other dealerships before ending up as a mortgage broker which he continued until his illness in 2019. Ed’s favorite pastime was watching football and baseball. He could name every player and statistics from the early 1900’s to today, knew their teams, statistics, and any additional fact about the players or teams. His new favorite pastime the last two years was sitting in his recliner with his grandson and watching the cartoon - Bluey. The two were very close and spent many hours together. Ed’s personal passion, that he shared with all in his family, was that of animal activist, animal rights, and animal protection and preservation. When he could no longer physically contribute, he made sure that his monthly donations made it to as many animal welfare agencies as possible. He always made sure that the bird feeder was full, that the squirrels were happy and fed and that the two feral cats he had for over eleven years were always kept warm and well fed. Ed met his wife, Phyllis (Vinci) Writz and they married in 1975, in Lakewood, CO. They then moved to Littleton, CO, where they had two children - Gina Writz and Michael Writz and one grandchild Luca Writz-Johnson. He is survived by his brother Robert Writz, (Jackie), nephew Robert Writz (Mary), niece Abby Jones, sister-in-law Josephine Short, nephews Jim Short (Beth), Leon Short (Alison) and niece Marlene Short and numerous cousins and relatives. He is preceded in death by his parent and sister Jean Jones.
Celebration of Life for Ed Writz will be announced at a later date. Please, check the Stork-Bullock website and the Denver Post Obituary page for this announcement. Donations and gifts can be made in the name of Edward Writz at any of the following Animal protection and welfare websites: PETA, ASPCA, FOUR PAWS, Humane Society, WWF, or an animal support agency of your choice.