Edward Gordon Head, age 75, passed away peacefully on November 14, 2021, after battling a long illness. Ed was born in Wilmington, DE and was the son of the late Eugene and Ruth Head.
Ed was a well-known and respected member of society who accomplished many things in his life. In his younger years he enjoyed participating in all sports, excelling in basketball. After graduation from H. Fletcher Brown Vocational High School in Wilmington, he joined the U.S. Army and proudly served his country in the Vietnam War. He returned home to become a premier homicide detective as Sergeant for the Wilmington Police Department receiving numerous commendations. He retired in 1985 and shifted his career into banking. His work in Security, Vendor Inspections and Investigations led the banks he worked for to solve cases of fraudulent activity for Beneficial, Core States, and First USA Bank. In 1998, he was honored with Investigator of the Year by the International Association of Credit Card Investigators. He helped law enforcement agencies around the world. He retired in 2000 from First USA Bank. He was the CCO for the Law Enforcement Liaison team and the Internal Fraud Unit, and served as the regional investigator of Delaware. He continued his civic duties by volunteering his expertise in establishing the Veterans Nursing Home in lower Delaware.
He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend to everyone he knew. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Susan; his children, Dianne Howell (Gary), Michael Head, Linda Barry, Nicole Keane (David), Kevin Head, and his stepsons, Steven Stacknick (Tami), and Gregory Stacknick (Debbie); 15 grandchildren, Morgan, Justin, Rachel, Kelsey, Leah, David, Daniel, Ian, Alexa, Brody, Justin, Max, Alec, Connor, Lyla; and one great granddaughter, Emery.
He is also survived by his siblings, Harvey Head (Margherita), Kenneth Head (Lorraine), Larry Head, Charlotte Maher (Bob), Penney Gray, and numerous nieces and nephews.
We would like to extend a special thank you to all of the family and friends who offered their prayers and support during this difficult time. Thank you to all of the Delaware Hospice workers who visited our home offering their support and guidance.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home, 2506 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE. A brief service will follow at 12 p.m. Burial will be private at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date.