Livonia: Ed passed peacefully at his home in Livonia, NY on December 1, 2019 surrounded by loving family and friends. Predeceased by his mother Marie Sparks, sister Rhea Sparks, and special friend T.J. Peck. He is survived by his father Ed Sparks Sr. of Conesus, brother Rob (Trish) Sparks of Livonia, nephews Joshua Sparks (Alana Blakemore) and Brenden (Morgan) Sparks, and his great-niece, who he loved to spend time with, Ryland Sparks. Ed is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, his EMS family, and his canine sidekick Athena.
Ed Sparks served as the Director of Operations of the Livonia Ambulance for over 10 years, he was not only the Director of Operations, he was a great man who dedicated his life to the squad, and the community that it serves. He started in EMS in 1994 where he joined to drive the ambulance but soon after decided that there was more that he could do to help those in need. He became an EMT and over several years worked his way up through the EMS levels of care achieving his Paramedic in August of 2012. Through out Ed’s career in EMS he has helped countless individuals and personally had saved many lives. In the “quiet” time of serving the community, Ed enjoyed spending time with his Great Dane, sidekick Athena, having late night dinners at the bay with his family and friends, or relaxing at home watching Law and Order SVU.
“2961-you’re finally 10-7 and 10-42 may you be at peace for all of eternity – end of watch – God speed – we will take it from here.
Family and friends may call on Friday, December 6th, from 3-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte. 20A, Livonia, NY. Ed’s Funeral Service will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, December 7th, at the United Methodist Church of Livonia, 21 Summers Street, Livonia, NY. Burial will follow at Arnold Cemetery, Conesus, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com