Waschbusch, Edward Anthony great father, even greater grandfather, reluctant bridge player, master grocery shopper, culinary wizard but kitchen destroyer and immediate friend to all who met him, passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022. "Big Ed," the oldest of four children, was born in Saint Paul on October 18, 1937, to parents Anthony and Louise Waschbusch. He is preceded in death by his parents as well as his beautiful wife of almost 60 years, Elizabeth "Betty" Waschbusch. Ed is survived by his three children, Ed (Stacy), Laure, and Michele (Tom Mingo). Grandpa Ed loved tracking his grandchildren Mark, Leanne (Brian Sutcliffe), Emma, Macy, and Holly on the app "Find Your Friends" on his IPad. Big Papa Ed got a big kick out of his mischievous great-grandchildren Colton and Hunter. Ed adored and was adored by his entire extended family, brothers Gene, Jack (Pam), sister Mare (Joe), brother-in-law Tom (Kathy) Sauro and his many nieces and nephews. Ed attended Cretin High School and went on to St. Thomas College. He worked for the railroad, AT&T, and Honeywell but spent over 30 years with Medtronic where he made lifelong friendships. Ed was a collector of coins and passed that on to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Anthony Society and Marconi Club of St. Paul. He donated and volunteered for many charities including Metro Mobility and the Red Cross. Ed and Betty took off for warmer parts every fall and winter, where they resided in Fort Myers, Florida. There, they enjoyed hosting family and friends, going to the Twins Spring Training games, and playing bocce ball. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Cretin-Derham Hall. There will be visitation on Thursday, June 30 from 11:00AM-12:00pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00pm at the Church of the Assumption, 51 7th St. W, St. Paul. Luncheon to follow.