Edward F. (Ike) Killmeier III passed away on May 24, 2004, after a second battle with cancer. Ed was 55 and born on July 17, 1948, in Niskayuna, New York, to Edward and Elsie Killmeier. Ed lived in Middleburg, New York, until the age of 12, when his family moved to Mystic Connecticut. He attended college in Iowa and North Carolina and enlisted in the US Air Force in May 1969, and served 11 years as a Photo Enterpreter. He married the former Mary Wanserski on May 31, 1980, and settled in Phoenix, where he graduated from the Universal Technical Institute. They have two children, Carly, 21, and Eddie, 19.
In November 1981, Ed started working for Technical Air Balance, and transferred to Tucson in March 1984. He purchased the Tucson branch of Technical Air Balance, which is now known as Systems Commissioning & Testing, Inc. on April 30, 1994. Ed is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, grandparents, aunts and uncles. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary; loving children, Carly of Tempe, Eddie in the US Army, stationed at Fort Gordon, Georgia; a sister, April Ludy of Vermont; an uncle, Lance of New York; an aunt, Marion Buschynski of New York; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed enjoyed golf, woodworking. He was respected by all who knew him personally and professionally and will be deeply missed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in the memory of Ed be made to the American Cancer Society, Southeastern Arizona Region, 1636 N. Swan Rd., Suite 151, Tucson, AZ 85712.