I 'met' Edd over 15 years ago after I had formed a fantasy football team. He was always the first to tell me 'it's time to renew'. We always reached throughout the year and he would always make me laugh. I feel like I've known Edd and Bev all my life. I'm devastated beyond words. Sending love and prayers for his family and friends. What a horrible loss of a great and caring man.
Edward Gillus Gatliff
August 29, 1950 - February 17, 2021
Bev & Family, my heart is broken tonight! It was December 1968 when Edd and I first met at Navy boot camp and we became inseparable friends immediately and I am so glad that we reconnected all these years later. There are very few people in life who are able to make a lifelong wonderful impression on your being and Edd was one of those people for me. I will forever remember his laugh and smile.
Barb and I pray for heaven’s peace to soften the loss you are now experiencing.
All our love,
Rick & Barb Morandi
I will miss Edd greatly we have been neighbors for 25 years. Edd was the most caring, generous person I know. He was a very smart man his business and theory were cutting edge and way above my head I never truly understood it but I did know he was the inventor of the technology of which I was super impressed! Life won't be the same around the neighborhood without you Edd and one day we'll see each other again.
Much of my Highschool time was spent with the Gatliff Family. Beissinger Rd. We fished a lot, and played Poker a lot until the next morning. Late one night a Large Black Bull , from down the road went Crazy , and started ramming the Gatliff House talk about scared. We stepped outside and when confronted by the bull ran back inside. He rammed the house many times, and when the Sheriff Deputes showed up the Bull charged them. That was in 1957. Great memories of the Whole Family. Carl Fismer, Key largo.
Dear Beverly, Tara, Kenny, and extended family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Edd over the years as he was developing his theory and then application of the phytoremediation approach. Besides being a quality professional, he was just a good person above all else. God bless you all in your time of mourning.
To the friends and family of Edd,
I also met Edd through his phytoremediation implementation work in Fort Saskatchewan, AB. I enjoyed joining him on his tree evaluations - learning technical tidbits along the way and occasional advocating an extra 0.5 or 1 point score for a tree or two! From the messages here, it looks like he has trees around the globe to memorialize him.
My sympathy and condolences to you, Audrey Sidebottom (Dow Chemical)
I had the pleasure of meeting Edd some 15 years ago and worked on a few projects over the years with his great TreeWell system. We shared several meals together and I enjoyed his company. He was a kind man and easy to get along with.
So sorry for your loss.
Joanne West (Dow Chemical)
I worked with Edd on a number of projects over the last 15 years, and traveled with Edd in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He was a joy to work with, and I always enjoyed the time we had to eat and explore after work. It was a privilege to know Edd and to be his friend.
I pray that God comforts you in your loss. My heart goes out to all of you.
Dear Family and Friends of Edd,
We have met Edd many years back when Edd came to Terneuzen (Netherlands) to help us with some of our projects. Edd was always a very enthusiastic person especially when it was about trees. We enjoyed very much working with Edd.
We will remember Edd by the Trees we have planted at the various sites of Dow.
Wish you lots of strength with you loss.
On behalf of Dow Benelux
Wim Staal, Paul van Riet
To Edd's family and friends,
I met Edd through a remediation project of mine. But I quickly considered him a friend. A great professional and a great man. He will be missed. I feel your heartache, as today is the anniversary of my Mom's passing in a very similar circumstance. The love, strength, and guidance of a parent are so profound. When we lose them, the loss is profound. But consider yourself lucky to have had that relationship. He will still be guiding you in spirit. Peace be with you.
Mary King (Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA)
Dear family and friends of Edd,
We wish you much strength with your loss.
As TAUW, we have cooperated with Edd on several phytoremediation projects in The Netherlands, Belgium, and South-Africa; projects in which we have learned much from him. We remember him as a knowledgeable professional and as a compassionate, good-humored, and strong-willed person.
We see the trees planted in our mutual projects as long-lasting tributes to Edd and a remembrance of our cooperation. We will miss him, both professionally and personally.
On behalf of the TAUW group,
Charles Pijls, Boudewijn Fokke, Dirk Paulus, Wouter de Schuyteneer, Menno Holtrop, Rutger Smeenk, Ellen Boeckx, Frank Volkering, and Jentsje de Jong