Edward Howard Outcalt, the son of Evelyn Terry and James “Chip” Outcalt was born on May 25th, 1940 in Newark, NJ. He was the third born of six children.
Edward was raised in Astoria, Queens throughout his childhood. Growing up in Astoria Edward and his friends Walter Key, Doc, Sleepy and Killer Miller played basketball at Pearl-Wyck also known as “The Back Park”, sang Do-Op until the police came, went camping, and at times took a ride in the plastic barrels from the cement factory down the East River. Later, Edward and his family moved to St. Albans, Queens.
In 1960, Edward had his first son Norman Bennet.
Edward wanted to serve his country and enlisted in the US Army July 21st, 1960, and became a Medical Specialist. He was stationed in II USAC Camp Kilmer, NJ until July 20th, 1962 when he was honorably discharged.
In 1969, Edward was introduced to the love of his life Judith Sevilla. Edward and Judith dated for two years before they married on September 18th, 1971. Edward and Judith began their journey living in Elmhurst, Queens for one year then moved to Astoria, Queens. While trying to build a home for himself and his new bride Edward began working at IW Industries as a machinist creating faucets, chandeliers, lamps and other metal household fixtures. As time had progressed Edward and Judith had found themselves moving to Rego Park, Queens where they had their first child Eddie B. Outcalt in 1975. Four years later, they were blessed with their baby girl Julie T. Outcalt.
Edward was known as the laid back guy, he would teach the neighborhood kids how to ride bikes, play ball and how to drive. He was a man of few words but when he need to voice is opinion you knew it. He enjoyed being with his family and friends, relaxing watching the sleek horses whizzing by at Belmont or Aqueduct Race Track and at times going to the Atlantic City Casinos.
As the years passed, although Edward put up a great fight he was battling many ailments. On March 10th, 2021 the lord called him home to rejoin his brothers James, Eugene, Jerry, John, his sister Harriet, and his parents Evelyn and James. Edward is survived by, his wife Judith, three children Norman, Eddie and Julie, Grandson Eddie Jr., daughter-in-laws Aliyah and Maria, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Edward is greatly loved and will be tremendously missed, may he forever rest in peace.