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Edward Chait

January 26, 1940 ~ August 30, 2021 (age 81)

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Edward Paul Chait
January 26, 1940- August 30, 2021

Edward Paul Chait, age 81, of Rockville, Maryland passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, Maryland.  Ed was born on January 26, 1940 in Binghamton, New York.  He was the oldest child of Isadore (Irving) Chait and Beatrice Simon Chait.  Ed is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marlene Seide Chait; daughter Renee Nancy Chait-Candy and her husband Sean Patrick Candy of Clarksburg, Maryland; and daughter Bryna Stacy Chait Dreyer and her husband Jonathan Richard Dreyer of Austin, Texas and their children Matthew Connor Dreyer and Rebecca Hailey Dreyer.

Ed is also survived by his sibling Alan Chait and his wife Myra Chait, living in Scottsdale, Arizona.  His brother Larry Chait passed away in 2019, and is survived by his wife, Marsha Chait, living in Phoenix, Arizona.

In his early years and in high school, Ed worked in his family's grocery store in Rochester, New York.  He stocked shelves and delivered groceries to neighbors. He went to Ben Franklin High School and was active in the fraternity Upsilon Lambda Phi.  

Ed attended University of Buffalo, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  After college, he enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in San Antonio, TX (Kelly Air Force Base) for 4 years. During this time, Ed became a second lieutenant.  

After serving in the Air Force, Ed returned to Rochester, New York where he met his loving wife, Marlene.  They married on August 28th, 1966.  Ed earned his CPA, and began working for Price Waterhouse (now known as Price Waterhouse Coopers). 

Ed and Marlene began raising their family in Rochester, until he was offered a job opportunity in Washington, DC with Price Waterhouse's government accounting division.   Ed and Marlene moved with their children to Rockville, Maryland.  During his time spent working with Price Waterhouse, Ed was chosen to serve on committees known as GASB (Government Accounting Standards Board) and AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.)  He received many awards and recognitions for his service.  

Upon retirement, Ed enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, sons-in-law, and grandchildren. He loved family gatherings, traveling with his wife, and attending extracurricular activities with his grandchildren.  Ed will be deeply missed by everyone.
 
In lieu of flowers, family asks to please consider memorial donations to:

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society -
 888-557-7177;  givenow.lls.org

Tikvat Israel Congregation
301-762-7338;   tikvatisrael.org

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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Tikvat Israel Congregation
2200 Baltimore Rd, Rockville, MD 20851, Rockville MD 20851
Tel: 1-301-762-7338
Web: https://tikvatisrael.org/

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