Ed "Fast Eddie" Kestel


Full Name
Ed Kestel

Date of Birth
Friday, March 3rd, 1939

Date of Death
Wednesday, November 21st, 2018


Ed Kestel, age 79, of Erie, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.

 Eddie lived life to the fullest, and was known for his courageous spirit.  He was a machinist by trade and enjoyed golfing, fishing, billiards and spending time with friends and family.

 He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Ferra; parents, Edward Kestel and Velma Pero Fuchs; step-mother, Sophie Kestel; brothers Albert, Ernest and Robert; daughter Debra Kestel.  

Ed is survived by five children:  Christine Kuneman (Jeff) of Erie, Robert Ferra of Erie, Ed A. Kestel (Jodi) of Santa Barbara, CA, Bonnie Billig (Steve) of Erie, and Beth Gollogly (Neil) of Ridgefield, CT; ten grandchildren: Mariah, Kylee, Jordan, Sarah, Nicole, Neil, Andrew, Stephen, Kelly (Mark), Jennifer (Sam); and great granddaughters Daphne and Emma. He is also survived by sisters Norma Broderick and Joyce Metzenbacher (Bill).

 Friends may call on Monday, December 3rd at the Burton Funeral Home, Inc. 602 West 10th Street, Erie, PA from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.  A private family ceremony will follow at the Gate of Heaven cemetery.


Calling Hours

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Burton Funeral Home and Crematory Inc – Downtown/West Bayfront District - 602 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16502

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Gate of Heaven Cemetery & Mausoleum - 5711 West Lake Road. Erie, PA 16505

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502