TAMPA, FLORIDA--Edward Earl Culberson, of Tampa, Florida passed away on August 1, 2019 at the age of 76. A former resident of Gloucester City, Ed attended Monmouth Street Elementary School and Gloucester
City High School. In 1962, his senior year at GHS he returned to Tampa.
Connie Sarlo Cleary, who was his classmate, remembered him as a quiet guy who mostly stayed to himself. "Even so the girls thought he was cute and they loved to hear him talk because of his southern accent. They also liked his cowboy boots," said Cleary. "Some of his Gloucester City friends included Skip and Reds Grandizio, Jim Coppola and Shirley Powell."
Cleary said Culberson was the produce manager for Whaley's Market, a grocery store chain in Florida. According to Cleary he owned ground in Belize, which is located in Central America, where he grew tomatoes. "It was cheaper for him to grow the tomatoes there and ship them back to Florida for sale. He had a produce spot on a local television station, similar to our Green Grocer television show. His granddaughter played softball and he helped coach the team", said Cleary.
Mr. Culberson is survived by his daughter Constance Mary Culberson, and granddaughter Casey.Funeral services were under the direction of the Thomas B. Dories Funeral Home and Crematory, Holiday Florida.
published Gloucestercitynews.net | October 11, 2019