Edmund’s family: I'm so sorry for your loss. I went through a similar situation and I was very helped by the hope that I found in the Bible in John 5: 28, which says, "Do not amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I am sending you a link with more information on this hope.
To the family of Edmund Leonardo
Please accept my sincere condolences.My daddy was also Edmund i miss him so much also. I have taken comfort knowing that God . . . will wipe all tears from their eyes, and there will be no more death, suffering, crying, or pain.”—Revelation 21:3, 4
The Bible, however, holds out a much different hope. As we have previously noted, the Scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunited with your dead loved one in the near future, not in an unknown heaven but right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. And at that time humans will have the prospect of enjoying perfect health, and they will never have to die again. ‘But surely that is wishful thinking!’ for some may say. For words of encouragement please go to JW.org
My condolences to the Leonard family.I worked at Oppenheimer for almost 43 years.Ed was a great man who will be truly missed.God Bless him.This is Martin J Holder Jr.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I have very fond memories of Ed. He will be missed.