Edward T Alora “Ed”
Date Of Birth: 11/25/1925
Date of Death: 11/01/2022
Edward T Alora “Ed” died peacefully at home under the care of Hospice on Nov 1, 2022 at the age of 96.
He was born on Nov 25, 1925, the first son to Prudenciao Alora & Edna Hoppel in Philadelphia, Pa. Ed grew up in Eureka, Ca where his family moved when he was 8. He graduated from Eureka High School as Valedictorian in 1944. After graduation he entered Army Air Corp, serving in WWII and later Korea.
In 1953, Ed married Eloise Carter. From the marriage, Ed adopted daughters Donna and Jonel as his own and later son Wayne was born. Ed and Eloise divorced in 1979.
He received a BA at Humboldt State in 1963 and continued his education at San Francisco Theological Seminary, where he received a BA (1966) and MA (1971) of Divinity. He also received a MS (1973) from U of Oregon. While in Seminary, Ed participated in the 1964 Selma March. This was a highlight of his life.
He was ordained at Homedale Presbyterian Church in 1966. In 1973, he was called to Lake Grove Presbyterian as an Associate Pastor. He also served at Emmanuel Presbyterian and Cherry Park Presbyterian Church where he retired in 1991.
Ed married Barbara Hardy in 1991 where he inherited more family.
He loved Ministry, photography, camping/fishing and family.
He is survived by wife Barbara, daughter Jonel and son Wayne (Irene) and step-daughters Donya, Dana & Deanne, 11 grand-children and many great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by brothers Milton, Al, sister Vera and daughter Donna.
A Celebration Of Life will be held at Southminister Presbyterian Church, Sunday Nov 20 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a gift to Gracie’s Gang Alzheimer’s Assoc.