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Edward P. "Laddie" Ladner, Jr.

April 29, 1947 - July 13, 2020

Obituary for Edward P. "Laddie" Ladner, Jr.

Age 73, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020, the most loving, kind man to his wife, family and friends that anyone could ask for.

Married for 52 years to Joyce D. (Taylor) Ladner; proud father to two amazing sons, Mark E. (Susan Dudiak) and Todd C.; son of the late Edward P., Sr. and Diane Martinko; stepson of Barbara A. Ladner; half-brother of the late Jackie Mitchell; stepbrother of Edward (Glenna) Martinko; brother-in-law of John (Barbara) Taylor. Ed was retired after 41 years from the Department of Energy. He was a member and former chair of SSP, a member of SACP, the 2009 President of Pittcon and the local and national award winner of the Technician of the Year Award for the ACS. He was one of the founding members, along with his wife, of the Ronald McDonald House of Pittsburgh. Visitation and funeral services will be held privately. Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with full military honors. Due to the current health crisis, there will be a celebration of Ed's life at a later date. "So far, so good Luigi." In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the charity of one's choice.

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Joyce, Mark & Todd, we can't begin to tell you how shocked and saddened we were when we read of Ed's passing. Ed was a good neighbor and was always so easy to talk to. He was a very kind and gentle man. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Our Deepest Sympathy, Hank & Jackie Stevens
- Jackie Stevens
I met Ed over 20 years ago as a summer student at the DOE. I will never forget how welcoming and kind he was, and I always enjoyed running into him at Pittcon over the years. He will be missed. My sincerest condolences to Ed's family.
- Mary Bedner
The world was a little better, with Ed in it. a truly good man.
- Rose Marie
What heartbreak to know this wonderful and loving man has left this Earth too soon! So many memories of Ed's humor and words of wisdom. Joyce, Mark & Todd, you are all in my thoughts and prayers! Rest in peace dear friend!
- Lora Howard
Ed will be missed by all of the friends he knew at the Department of Energy. He was always positive, always helpful, and a person you were glad to see when you got to work. My deepest sympathies are with you. Brad. Bockrath
- Bradley Bockrath
Joyce, Mark, & Todd, I am so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. A visit to your insurance agent's office is usually due to a problem, but there was never a problem with Ed. We had many visits during our 30 year relationship. He was one of the more positive and cheerful people that I have ever met; always in a good mood. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Take care, JACK DUMBAUGH
- Jack Dumbaugh
Laddie was my "brother". His sister Jackie brought us together and the bond grew after her passing. Laddie was so wise. His voice was so calming. He was as willing to learn as he was to teach. I will forever treasure the time we spent together, talking, laughing, sharing memories of Jackie. Laddie gave the best hugs. You could feel the love come through his arms as he held you in that squeeze. I'll miss those hugs the most. I know he is at peace and that Jackie welcomed him and she got one of those great hugs. Love to all of you.
- Amy Kacmar
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away to the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, That, we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference into your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me. Pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect. Without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same that it ever was. There is absolute unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am but waiting for you. For an interval. Somewhere. Very near. Just around the corner. All is well. Henry Scott Holland You will be sorely missed, 'Bro'....Jack and Barbara
- John Taylor
I was saddened to read about Ed. He was always such a wonderful gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Billie Weill
- Billie Weill

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