Edward C. Wilder RUTLAND — Edward C. Wilder, 79, of Rutland, died unexpectedly Wednesday evening, Jan. 2, 2019, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. He was born on Feb. 26, 1939, in Danby, the son of Charles and Frances (Fredette) Wilder. Mr. Wilder grew up in Chippenhook and graduated from the West Rutland High School in 1957. He married Constance Coburn on Oct. 2, 1971. Mr. Wilder served with the Vermont National Guard for several years. He was employed by the General Electric Co. for 30 years until his retirement in 1994. During his retirement, he was employed at M&M Travel until 2004 when he became a crossing guard for Rutland City Public Schools at the corner of Grove and Library working with his friend, Charlie Oakman. He was very witty and enjoyed gardening, feeding the birds, Stewart’s coffee, mowing his lawn, reading the Rutland Herald, checking the mail and being around and visiting with people. He was an avid fan of Rutland Raiders Boys Basketball and the Boston Red Sox. Survivors include his wife, Connie, of Rutland; two daughters Susan Creaser and husband David, of Ludlow, Tammy Wortman and husband Gary, of Rutland; two sons Scott Wilder and fiancée Tina Anderson, of Winston-Salem, NC, Erik Wilder and significant-other Kate Moore, of Fair Haven; two stepdaughters Sherri Hall, of Rutland, Laurie Blanchette, of Whitehall, NY; a brother, Ronald Wilder and wife Judy, of West Rutland; eight grandchildren Jodi, Courtney, David, Rick, Kimberly, Kaden, Khloe, Ashley; four great-grandchildren Brennan, Madison, Rhett, Kylie and one on the way; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother, Frances, in 2014; his father, Charles Wilder, in 1986; and a sister, Joan Moyer, in 2012 Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Aldous Funeral Home, 44 North Main St., Rutland. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Aldous Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Rutland County Humane Society, 765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763.