Edward Howard Mintzer, Jr.

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Edward Howard Mintzer, Jr.

Also Known As: "Ed"
Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Death: October 2, 1999 (81)
Nazareth Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, United States (complications following surgery to clear clogged carotid arteries)
Place of Burial: Rockledge, PA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Howard Mintzer, Sr. and Katheryn Mintzer
Husband of Gwendoline Anne Mintzer
Father of <private> Mintzer and John Steven Mintzer
Brother of Dorothy R. Cook

Managed by: Jennifer Lee Mintzer
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About Edward Howard Mintzer, Jr.

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He is listed as being 1 year and 11 months old in the 1920 census.

He is listed as being 12 years old in the 1930 census.

He is listed as being 22 years old in the 1940 census.

Social Security Number: 159-10-9777

He lived in Alden, Delaware County, Pennsylvania; Elverson, Chester County, Pennsylvania; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a child.

Enlistment date into the military: June 16, 1941

He was drafted into the military around 1941 prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II (so he got a chance to put in for his assignment instead of post-attack soldiers who went right to infantry). He served as a cook then as a supply sergeant in the military.

He once cooked for actor Clark Gable when he was a cook in the military in England.

He met his wife Gwendoline when he was stationed in England during World War II. They got married in England and then returned to live in the United States.

He is listed as a passenger with other military on a Queen Elizabeth ship passenger list from June 29, 1945. He is listed as a sergeant. His wife Gwen flew to the U.S. on May 8, 1945 and stayed with his parents.

He worked for Supplee Biddle (a hardware distributor) in Philadelphia before and again after his service in World War II. He was a purchasing agent/order writer. He stopped working there when it went out of business circa 1963. After that he worked for Ruttle Associates in Glenside, PA doing the same thing (a company his old department boss started after Supplee Biddle went out of business). He worked there until he turned 65 in 1983 and he retired.

When he was in the hospital at the end of his life, a nurse told his son that she couldn't believe he was in his 80s. From his appearance, she estimated him to be in his 60s.

Bought house at 539 San Diego Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and lived there from 1953 until the house was sold in August 1987.

From 1987 onward, he lived in various apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Edward H Mintzer Jr

Name: Edward H Mintzer Jr

Birth Year: 1918

Race: White, Citizen (White)

Nativity State or Country: Pennsylvania

State of Residence: Pennsylvania

County or City: Philadelphia

Enlistment Date: 16 Jun 1941

Enlistment State: Virginia

Enlistment City: Camp Lee

Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA

Grade: Private

Grade Code: Private

Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Source: Civil Life

Education: 1 year of high school

Civil Occupation: Semiskilled routemen

Marital Status: Single, without dependents

Height: 69

Weight: 150

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Edward Howard Mintzer, Jr.'s Timeline

January 12, 1918
Philadelphia, PA, United States
October 2, 1999
Age 81
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Rockledge, PA, United States