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October 10, 1925 - April 25, 2013

Edward J. Dyar of Bloomfield Hills, died peacefully, April 25, 2013. He was 87 years old. Ed was born October 10, 1925, in Lincoln Park, Michigan to Nora (nee Steffins) and Edward Dyar.

Raised in Corktown, Ed was a 1943 graduate of St. Vincent High School. He went on to serve in the United States Navy, on board the first ship that landed at Omaha Beach on D Day. Following the war, Ed worked briefly for Cadillac Motors before becoming a sales representative for the moving and storage business. He retired in 2000 after 50 years as a sales rep. Ed married his beloved Betty, October 30, 1954 at St. Mary’s of Redford. Together they raised two sons, Mark and Matthew.

Ed was a member of the Saturday Club and in 2012 he received the French Medal of Honor from the French Government for his service during WWII in France.

A devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Ed was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Ed is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Betty and sons, Mark (Maureen) Dyar and Matt Dyar. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Rose and Jack Dyar, sister, Dorothy Fisher, and many nieces and nephews. Ed is preceded in death by his siblings, Marie Weeden, Joe Dyar, Francis Dyar, Ray Dyar, and Patty McClure.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Sunday 3-8pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Monday at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9:30am.

Memorials appreciated to charity of donor’s choice.


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