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Celebrating the life of
Ed Wesemann
January 19, 1946 - August 01, 2016
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

I am so sorry for your loss. Lost Dad in 2010. Doing searches for Wesemann & couldn't help but notice how mich they looked alike. Ed has the Wesemann nose. If you would like me to send you a picture of Dad let me know. Bradnkellie@aol.com

Kellie Wesemann, Lakeland, FL

Jan, William, Emily, and family It was with great sadness to hear of Ed's passing. We had always enjoyed getting together with you and Ed over the years...always a time of laughter and stories. One of our favorite lines was, "You're Ed Wesemann!" There were the bands with no instruments, your coffee table going up the highway in Chicago, your cat and bathroom spit balls - all great times over the years. Ed will be missed. He and Chez can now continue the memories with the rest of STG who are in heaven with them. We were always so proud that Ed was one of David's Godfathers. My condolences to all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Helen and family

Helen Chezem, Denville, NJ

The world has lost a great man with Ed's passing. My condolences to his wife and family, you will all be in my prayers. Ed was a mentor to me during and after my time working with him at Arter & Hadden in Cleveland. Smart, insightful, wise, and funny. Rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten.

Chris Graham, Chicago, IL

I'm so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I knew Ed when he was at Arter and he also did some consulting work for our firm after he went into the consulting role. What a wonderful guy and such a true professional. Ed could get anyone's attention with anything that needed to be said and said it in a way that got respect. He helped advanced the ALA to a whole new level and had many friends while he was in the LFA and attended our retreats. Will surely miss him. God's peace and blessings upon you during the days ahead. I know his memory will live on through his family! Ed was a special guy! Teresa Walker Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Nashville, TN

Teresa Walker, Nashville, TN

It is with sadness that we write these words. We met Ed on a golf course at a legal conference many years ago and Janice that night. Ed was a colleague and mentor during Karen's years with Edge International and, more importantly, we were friends. Our deepest sympathies to Janice, Emily, William, Carmella and William. To Ed - rest in peace my friend.

Ken & Karen MacKay, Toronto,

I am so sorry about Ed's passing! He was a great man, full of experience, wisdom and wit. I always read his e-mail-briefings, sometimes we discussed his findings via e-mail... always very helpful, lot to learn from him. Rest in peace!

Markus Hartung, Berlin, Germany,

May the God of all comfort give you and your family the needed strength to endure this difficult time (2Cor1:3,4) For more information please visit www.jw.org

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Ed always had a friendly smile and something positive to say. He was a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Kristen Aspaas, Savannah, GA

I am sorry for your loss. At Revelation 21:3,4 Jehovah gives us hope "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away ". We look forward to this hope that Jehovah promises us, to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. For more information regarding the resurrection hope please visit www.jw.org. - Jehovah's Witnesses-

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Ed was a walking advertisement of human gratitude- he had that wonderful ability to express "thanks" for every minute he would spend in your company. He also projected a sense that every day of life was a true gift- whether spending it with work colleagues, golfing buddies, his loving wife, or someone new he would meet whom he would quickly call "friend."n Ed occupies a special place in my heart as he was responsible for helping me make some significant transitions and advancements in my consulting practice- I will always be thankful for his mentoring and generosity. Ed was unburdened, and he made others feel unburdened through his transcendant perspective on life and it's invariable speedbumps. My faith gives me confidence, Ed, that you are in a better place. You will be sorely missed. Requiesce in pace - MikeW.

Mike White, Atlanta, GA

Ed was a wonderful friend and colleague over the last nearly fifteen years. I both admired and loved him. Working together, sharing a martini, listening to his sage advice - all were a joy. Ed is now in a better place - "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8.38)

Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Bristol UK,

No words express the sadness one feels for such a loss. Ed Wesemann was a bright light in Law Firm Administration and you will be sincerely missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Patrick J. McKenna, Edmonton, CANADA,

Gordon and I have wonderful memories of Ed. Before we moved here, he and Janice watched our house in the Landings and e-mailed us whenever we needed an update. We spent our first Thanksgiving with them and it was lovely. He always loved the kitties. One was a real livewire and the stories had us all in stitches. He was always the life of the party when we went to dinner and he knew all the best restaurants in Savannah. We will miss him, seeing he and Janice on the golf cart going to dinner at the Landings club. He was a great neighbor and will be missed.

Gordon and Kye Daniels, Neighbors, Savannah, GA

So very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Rob Millard, Cambridge, England, UK

My condolences to the Wesemann Family on the passing of your loved one. May Jehovah God grant you his peace while you await the fulfillment of his promise at John 5:28 [ to resurrect those who have been asleep in death]. may fond memories of Ed linger in your hearts and bring you peace in the days to come.

Henry, Lawrenceville , GA

Ed will truly be miss and we are so happy we got to know and spend time togather. He is in a better place now where there is no suffering or pain. May the Lord bless you and your family. Sending thoughts and prayers. Ernie and Sandy

Ernie and sandy Thompson, Savannah, Ga

Savannah - Ed Wesemann, age 70, passed away in the comfort of his home on Monday afternoon, August 1, 2016. Ed held a Masters of Public Administration degree with Honors from Roosevelt University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valparaiso University. Ed served on the adjunct faculties of a number of law and graduate schools of business including the Case Western Reserve School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, the Carnegie Mellon School of Public Affairs and the Gordon Institute of Graduate Business School of the University of Pretoria, South Africa

In 1982, serving as the Town Manager in Mount Lebanon. PA, Ed was named as the Executive Director of Thorp Reed & Armstrong in Pittsburgh, Pa. He then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1986 to assume the same position at Arter & Hadden until June 2000.

In June 2000, Ed became a Partner with Edge International. Ed specialized in assisting law firms with strategic issues involving market dominance, governance, merger and acquisition and the activities necessary for strategy implementation. Ed was considered to be the leading global expert on law firm strategy and culture and worked with law firms in the UK, Europe, Africa, China, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada and Mexico, as well as the U.S. Ed was the author of four books on law firm management including Looking Tall by Standing Next to Short People, Creating Dominance, Winning Strategies for Law Firms, and The First Great Myth of Legal Management is That It Exists.  In addition to having published over 100 articles, Ed was a frequent speaker and the author of a monthly email message that was read by thousands of law firm leaders around the world.

Ed was also the Co-Founding Partner of Legal Resource Group, LLC the largest Law Firm recruiting company in the United States specializing in searches for executives and administrators at large law firms.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Janice, his children William, Emily and Erin her spouse and his grandchildren Carmella and William.  Ed was a loving husband, a caring father and grandfather, a wonderful man and a true friend.  He will be missed by many but never forgotten.

A celebration of Ed's life will be held at a later date.

 

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I am so sorry for your loss. Lost Dad in 2010. Doing searches for Wesemann & couldn't help but notice how mich they looked alike. Ed has the Wesemann nose. If you would like me to send you a picture of Dad let me know. Bradnkellie@aol.com

Kellie Wesemann, Lakeland, FL

Jan, William, Emily, and family It was with great sadness to hear of Ed's passing. We had always enjoyed getting together with you and Ed over the years...always a time of laughter and stories. One of our favorite lines was, "You're Ed Wesemann!" There were the bands with no instruments, your coffee table going up the highway in Chicago, your cat and bathroom spit balls - all great times over the years. Ed will be missed. He and Chez can now continue the memories with the rest of STG who are in heaven with them. We were always so proud that Ed was one of David's Godfathers. My condolences to all of the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Helen and family

Helen Chezem, Denville, NJ

The world has lost a great man with Ed's passing. My condolences to his wife and family, you will all be in my prayers. Ed was a mentor to me during and after my time working with him at Arter & Hadden in Cleveland. Smart, insightful, wise, and funny. Rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten.

Chris Graham, Chicago, IL

I'm so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I knew Ed when he was at Arter and he also did some consulting work for our firm after he went into the consulting role. What a wonderful guy and such a true professional. Ed could get anyone's attention with anything that needed to be said and said it in a way that got respect. He helped advanced the ALA to a whole new level and had many friends while he was in the LFA and attended our retreats. Will surely miss him. God's peace and blessings upon you during the days ahead. I know his memory will live on through his family! Ed was a special guy! Teresa Walker Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP Nashville, TN

Teresa Walker, Nashville, TN

It is with sadness that we write these words. We met Ed on a golf course at a legal conference many years ago and Janice that night. Ed was a colleague and mentor during Karen's years with Edge International and, more importantly, we were friends. Our deepest sympathies to Janice, Emily, William, Carmella and William. To Ed - rest in peace my friend.

Ken & Karen MacKay, Toronto,

I am so sorry about Ed's passing! He was a great man, full of experience, wisdom and wit. I always read his e-mail-briefings, sometimes we discussed his findings via e-mail... always very helpful, lot to learn from him. Rest in peace!

Markus Hartung, Berlin, Germany,

May the God of all comfort give you and your family the needed strength to endure this difficult time (2Cor1:3,4) For more information please visit www.jw.org

, ,

Ed always had a friendly smile and something positive to say. He was a wonderful man. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Kristen Aspaas, Savannah, GA

I am sorry for your loss. At Revelation 21:3,4 Jehovah gives us hope "He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away ". We look forward to this hope that Jehovah promises us, to be able to welcome back our dear loved ones again one day. For more information regarding the resurrection hope please visit www.jw.org. - Jehovah's Witnesses-

, ,

Ed was a walking advertisement of human gratitude- he had that wonderful ability to express "thanks" for every minute he would spend in your company. He also projected a sense that every day of life was a true gift- whether spending it with work colleagues, golfing buddies, his loving wife, or someone new he would meet whom he would quickly call "friend."n Ed occupies a special place in my heart as he was responsible for helping me make some significant transitions and advancements in my consulting practice- I will always be thankful for his mentoring and generosity. Ed was unburdened, and he made others feel unburdened through his transcendant perspective on life and it's invariable speedbumps. My faith gives me confidence, Ed, that you are in a better place. You will be sorely missed. Requiesce in pace - MikeW.

Mike White, Atlanta, GA

Ed was a wonderful friend and colleague over the last nearly fifteen years. I both admired and loved him. Working together, sharing a martini, listening to his sage advice - all were a joy. Ed is now in a better place - "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8.38)

Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Bristol UK,

Candle tribute lit by Nick Jarrett-Kerr — District Of Columbia

No words express the sadness one feels for such a loss. Ed Wesemann was a bright light in Law Firm Administration and you will be sincerely missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

Patrick J. McKenna, Edmonton, CANADA,

Gordon and I have wonderful memories of Ed. Before we moved here, he and Janice watched our house in the Landings and e-mailed us whenever we needed an update. We spent our first Thanksgiving with them and it was lovely. He always loved the kitties. One was a real livewire and the stories had us all in stitches. He was always the life of the party when we went to dinner and he knew all the best restaurants in Savannah. We will miss him, seeing he and Janice on the golf cart going to dinner at the Landings club. He was a great neighbor and will be missed.

Gordon and Kye Daniels, Neighbors, Savannah, GA

So very sorry to hear of Ed's passing. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him.

Rob Millard, Cambridge, England, UK

My condolences to the Wesemann Family on the passing of your loved one. May Jehovah God grant you his peace while you await the fulfillment of his promise at John 5:28 [ to resurrect those who have been asleep in death]. may fond memories of Ed linger in your hearts and bring you peace in the days to come.

Henry, Lawrenceville , GA

Ed will truly be miss and we are so happy we got to know and spend time togather. He is in a better place now where there is no suffering or pain. May the Lord bless you and your family. Sending thoughts and prayers. Ernie and Sandy

Ernie and sandy Thompson, Savannah, Ga


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