Dr. Edward Bishop, of Lakewood, Dies at 89

Lakewood resident served his country as a field surgeon with the first MASH unit in the Korean War, and also served in WWII.

Dr. Edward Jacob Bishop died at his Lakewood home on Oct. 12.

He was 89.

Bishop was a resident of Clifton Park for 48 years and a member of St. James Catholic Church since 1964. 

Born in New Washington on July 16, 1923, he was the eldest of five children to Gertrude Sarah and Otto Lawrence Bishop. 

Loving brother of J. Robert (deceased), Eugene of New Washington Ohio, Barbara Ann Votypka of Long Island, New York and Constance Powell (deceased). Married to Madeleine Jolliffe Bishop (nee: Marston, deceased) on October 8, 1954. Loving father of six children, Susan Bishop-Forkin, Christopher John (Jean), Mark Lawrence (Michele), Sarah Bishop, Richard Randolph (Sherri) and Elizabeth Burns (Michael). Edward was blessed with many grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, Christopher, Ryan (deceased), Joseph (deceased), Austin, Evan, Eric, Jacob, Austyn, David, Tierney, Edward , Andrew, Dylan and Danielle. 

As a captain in the US Army, he proudly served his country as a field surgeon with the first MASH unit in the Korean War, and he also served in WWll. 

The family will receive friends at the McGorray-Hanna Funeral Home from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 14.

Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. James Catholic Church at 10 a.m. Oct. 15, with the interment at Lakewood Park Cemetery. Those attending are encourage to meet at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, 2475 E. 22nd Street, Cleveland, OH 44115.


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