By RLACEI Board Member
It is with sad news that we announce the passing of former RLACEI President and President Emeritus Edward J. Harding. Ed passed away Oct. 16. After more than 30 years serving on the RLACEI Board and as president for 24 years, Ed felt that due to his health that he was no longer able to contribute to the Board as he wished. He decided to resign from RLACEI as President Emeritus in August of this year. His resignation was featured in the September edition of Alive! with many well wishes from Board members, associates, friends and Club leadership.
Ed was a pioneer with a vision to see RLACEI as a conduit for retired City employees to feel secure, safe and aware of their benefits after City service. RLACEI, through Ed’s leadership, saw many accomplishments. Once again, we thank Ed for his service to the City of Los Angeles for more than 34 years, his dedication to both active and retired City employees and his love for family and friends.
The RLACEI Board and members extends deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and friends.