Edward Stephen Dravecky IIINovember 2, 1968 ~ April 23, 2016 (age 47)
Edward Stephen Dravecky III died April 23, 2016 in Irving, Texas, at WhoFest, a convention he co-founded for fans of the British TV show Dr. Who. Ed was born in Huntsville, Alabama, and was a 1986 graduate of Grissom High School. He attended Georgia Tech and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He was an Eagle Scout and a Vigil member of the Order of the Arrow. He worked in the radio industry for many years, both on the air and with broadcast automation systems. He then pursued an eclectic mix of activities related to his passions: sports, science fiction, pop culture, the polka band Brave Combo, and all things space and Huntsville. A prolific Wikipedia contributor, editor, and administrator, Ed also helped mentor new contributors. He co-founded FenCon, a science fiction literary convention, and was past president of ORAC, the Dallas/Fort Worth area science fiction club.
He is survived by his beloved Robyn Winans; his parents, Ed and Eve Dravecky; his brother Matt and sister-in-law Nicole; two nephews, Matthew and Joseph; and a host of and relatives and friends he considered family.
Visitation will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00am until 12:00pm . A funeral mass will be held after the visitation at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the Huntsville Library Foundation, P.O. Box 443, Huntsville, AL 35804, huntsvillelibraryfoundation.org, or the Lymphatic Education and Research Network, 251 Madison Ave., 9th Floor, New York, NY 10016, lymphaticnetwork.org.