Edward ‘Ed’ Hegarty
March 6, 2006
Private services will take place at a later date for Edward “Ed” Hegarty, who died Feb. 25, 2006, in Delta, Colo. He was 89.
Ed was born Nov. 17, 1916, in San Francisco, the only child of Charles and Iva Hegarty. He grew up and attended school in Berkeley, Calif. He attended the University of California, Berkeley, from 1935 to 1937, where he served as sports writer for the Daily Cal and worked as the playground director at Berkeley High School, where he met his future wife. He transferred to San Francisco State College to pursue a teaching credential in physical education and graduated in 1940.
Ed and June I. Mackedie married Sept. 29, 1940. After a lengthy honeymoon he began his teaching career in 1941 and joined the Army Air Corp. as a physical education instructor in 1942. He attained the rank of captain in 1945.
Ed and June purchased their first property at Ski Run in 1941, and subsequently owned property at Stateline, Al Tahoe, along Highway 50 and Cascade Estates. Ed moved the family to full-time residence at Al Tahoe in 1958 from Stockton, Calif. He left his teaching and coaching position there to become athletic director, teacher and coach at South Tahoe High School. Ed and June built, operated and resided at The Beachcomber Motel from 1958 to 1971, when they retired to their Cascade Estates property. Ed was a longtime member, past president in 1976, and Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International; nine-year board member of South Tahoe Public Utility District; active in local bridge and golf clubs; a lifelong supporter of Lake Tahoe and an avid traveler. Raised in Berkeley, he walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on opening day and drove across the San Francisco Bay Bridge on its opening day. His travels with June included Italy, France, Greece, Spain, Portugal, British Isles, Egypt, China, Mexico and the Caribbean.
He is survived by children, Joan Kim (John) Thompson of Kona Paradise, Hawaii, Keith Hegarty of Cedaredge, Colo., Alan Hegarty of Gardnerville, Nev.; grandchildren, Cole (Leling) Thompson of Portland, Ore., Heather Cody of Waikaloa, Hawaii, Eric (Susan) Hegarty of Phoenix, Gary Hegarty of Gardnerville; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 55 years, June I. Hegarty, in 1995.