Edward “Ed” Molina
January 22nd, 1941 - March 4th, 2020
Edward Molina succumbed after a long and courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer as well as other complications, including: recovering from four heart attacks, a triple bypass, and four strokes, with his fifth being the final.
Having grown up in Southern California, Ed's job as a Meat Cutter and Meat Manager took him to Minnesota and he considered Minneapolis a second home, first being his beloved Santa Barbara, California. He was married twice, first to Elizabeth Monje, and second, Irma Beck Toughill who preceeded him in death.
Ed will be remembered as "Keep It Simple" Ed in his work and commitment to sobriety and his committed service to Alcoholics Anonymous in his hometown of Santa Barbara. Upon his passing, Ed was clean and sober for 44 years, due to his example, his son is 38 years sober. Ed displayed qualities of compassion, self-honesty, infectious enthusiasm, hard work ethic, and most importantly, honor and judgement. He served as counsel to many, including his friends in A.A. and Newhouse #1 and #2.
Ed is survived by three children, Edward Molina Jr., Scott Toughill of Phoenix, AZ, and Catherine Molina, as well as three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.