Edmund John Di Bianco, 106, of Palm Coast, Florida, died on February 10 at his home.
Born in New York City on February 1, 1916, he grew up in New Rochelle, NY. He earned his BA
and JD from New York University, and served in the US Army as a Private First Class from 1942 to
- He was a combat veteran in the Normandy Theatre of operations, and earned two Bronze Star
He later settled in Hicksville, NY, where he had a private law practice for over two decades. He then
served as an officer and counselor for the Nassau County Probation Department. He retired to Palm
Coast, Florida in 1987, where he served as a court ad litum guardian for two decades. He was an avid
tennis player into his 90s, and followed current events closely. He was repeatedly honored by local US
Veteran groups, particularly at his February 1 gala birthday celebration this year at the Palm Coast VFW.
He also participated in many other Veteran activities and programs.
Edmund was predeceased by his beloved wife Katherine, her daughter Joan DiBianco, and by his parents
and seven siblings. He is survived by two of his children, Marie (Paul) Eik of Flagler Beach FL and Benito
Di Bianco of Muncie, IN. His daughter, Donna Di Bianco, predeceased him. He is also survived by his
grandchildren Kitty Eik White and Bianca Salazar, and by Diana Bielman of Austin, TX. Nieces and
nephews include Bianca (Philip) Carter of Albany, NY, William (Margaret) Banham of Crown Point,
IN, Daniel Scaparotti of Ormond Beach, FL, and Leslie DeMarco, along with friend and Long Island neighbor
Karen Erwin of Rochester, NY.
Special thanks go to his caregivers the late Richard and his widow Sherry Gaisford, their daughter
Amanda, and grandchildren Alex, Jayden, Leanna and Rosalia, plus other long-time neighbors and friends.
Calling hours will be held at the Clymer Funeral Home in Palm Coast, Florida on February 24 and 25
1pm to 7pm both days, with VFW memorial ceremony at 3pm Friday. Hours will be held at the George T. Davis
Funeral Home, New Rochelle, NY, on March 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 am, including religious service and military
honors. Interment will follow in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in New Rochelle. Due to military honors protocols,
flowers sent to New Rochelle should be basket arrangements only. Memorial donations to Veteran charities of
choice are encouraged.