Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ed "The Laurelhurst Barber" Has Died

Ed Waage

Edward Waage, who co-owned Laurelhurst Barber (3613 NE 45th Street) for 43 years, passed away recently of cancer shortly after retiring.

One reader wrote to us that he served four generations of some families in the neighborhood and added "He was well known and universally loved in the Laurelhurst and adjacent neighborhoods."

Another reader wrote that he "He was a great guy. His passing is very sad. Ed was something of an institution in our neighborhood, at least for many of the men."

Another reader told us that her husband went to Ed and that he always came home with great stories about the neighborhood. She added that "He was loved."

In a post we did from March of last year, a reader said that "The ‘old barbershop’ may not keep long hours but there are well over 100 loyal customers from the neighborhood."

A reader told us that condolences can be sent to his wife, Marsha, at 14007 69th Dr SE, #63, Snohomish, WA 98296.

Here is the obituary that was in the Seattle Times yesterday:
Ed, the "Laurelhurst Barber" died recently ward Dwaine WAAGE, Sr. Edward Dwaine Waage Sr., 72, was born August 14, 1939 in Spokane, Washington, but he always said his life began when he rededicated it to Jesus Christ in his 30's. He leaves behind his wife of 42 years, Marsha, and his children, Ed Jr., Noelle and Sara.
Ed co-owned Laurelhurst Style and Barber Shop along with his good friend, Michael Platz for 43 years. Ed was also active in his local church and served in various positions. He was a man after God's own heart.
A Celebration of Life service will be Saturday, March 3rd 1:00 pm at Crosspointe Church in Bothell. Donations can be made in Ed's honor to

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