How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
  • Born on October 8, 1957 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.
  • Passed away on July 6, 2019 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our beloved husband, brother, uncle, friend, Edward Chaney. He was a generous friend to those that knew him. He was a patient teacher to those he mentored in the art of Kenpo. He dedicated 20 years with the men and women of the Baltimore City Police Department serving as a police officer and detective. He will forever remain an amazing example of love in its purest and most passionate form as he fought so fiercely to remain with his one true love, Cindy.  We will remember him forever.

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Posted by Cindy Chaney on July 24, 2019
"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining. Just as brightly as his brass. Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?" The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
No, Lord, I guess I ain't, Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent, Because the streets are awfully tough. But I never took a penny, That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help, Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place Among the people here.
They never wanted me around Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much, But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne Where the saints had often trod. As the policeman waited quietly, For the judgment of his God.
Step forward now, policeman, You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, You've done your time in Hell!
Posted by Cindy Chaney on July 19, 2019
It has been 13 days, 4 hours and 20 minutes. I miss you more deeply with every breath. As completely as we loved each other is just how massive the void is by your passing. No words can possibly covey this agonizing sorrow.
Posted by Charles Hall on July 11, 2019
I first met Ed in the early 1990's when he brought our Daughter Cindy to our house in Frederick. Ed was a friendly guy whom I thought might be petrified meeting Cindy's Mom Betty. Betty immediately liked Ed, she thought he was good for our daughter, and that was good. We both saw a love blossom, and Betty was happy for them both. As time grew, we both saw a love affair that only comes around once in a life time, we saw it twice in both our daughters. Betty adored Ed, for the way he loved Cindy, Rest in peace Ed and thank you for being part of my life
Posted by Kimberleigh Eagleston on July 10, 2019
A sparkling light and a space ship is how I knew Ed and Cindy when they invited me for the Christmas season.
Half the tree was decorated with Starship circa 1996 and the other half with beautiful white lights and sparkly ornaments. We had a fabulous dinner by Cindy's culinary hand. Ed and I walked outside afterward to purvey the jet ski they owned.
Both of us sat in the parking lot staring at this jet ski like "sugar plumb fairies dancing in our head." Ed and I knew that this jet ski would sit before us no longer and he mentioned to me of spending his life on the shores. Ed and Cindy found themselves there, however is wasn't along Maryland's coast line!
This is my story of one moment in one day that was superbly meaningful to me.
Xoxo, Kimber
BEYOND THE SEA (Bobby Darin)
Somewhere beyond the sea
Somewhere waiting for me
My lover stands on golden sands
And watches the ships that go sailin'
Posted by Karen Mitchell on July 11, 2019
The first time I met Ed and Cindy Todd and I were docking our first boat. To say the least, it was not a good experience, Eddie came to our rescue and introduced himself then told us the story of his first time docking. There are so many great memories, one in particular we took the dingy’s out to get lunch at Riverwatch.  The skies were turning blacker by the minute. I’m not sure who said oh, we can make it back before the storm hits. Boy were they wrong, the skies opened up it was raining buckets and the the lightning started. We were lucky that the house in the point (we had no idea who they were) helped us to shore and took us in their house until
The storm passed. We were drenched and still today laugh about the shenanigans we got into. He always wanted to be a pirate, loved coming to the marina and seeing his pirate flag flying! Another time, was at Red Eye Dock bar. Again we were in the dingy’s are were bar hopping in the Narrow’s well, Eddie had a water gun and decided to blast us in our dingy. The war was on, we used our water pump and aimed it directly on his dingy. Eddie loves Cindy so much, he always put her before anyone including himself. The love and bond you share is unbelievable and most will never have. Cindy cherish all your memories and know we are ALWAYS here for you! We love you both so much and we will miss Eddie every day!!
Posted by Marty Franco on July 11, 2019
Ed and I became friends 1979. Ed and I were disco dancing Kings back then!! Ed more importantly help me to come out of my shell!! I had seizure disorder and was kind of embarrassed by it,even though it was well under control I lived in fear of having another one!! Ed convinced me that it was no big deal and that if ever happen around him, he would have my back and kick anyone’s ass that made fun of me. Ed had the knack of making a tough situation much better mostly using his sense of humor!! Loved this guy!! Thanks Ed for being there for me in many ways you saved my life!!!
Posted by Cheryl Schaal on July 10, 2019
My sister Cindy & Ed truly we’re soulmates. They had a marriage to be admired. Never wanted to be apart. They were each other’s best friend. And they loved to live life to the fullest. Love to travel as well as go on local adventures or just staying home, content to just be together. They laughted often, seldom had disagreements & were truly a team. I know one day they will be together again. 
Posted by Deana Ackiss on July 11, 2019
Any time that I needed help with a domestic case in the district, Ed was always happy to help. Always had a smile and a joke. I want to thank him and Cindy for sharing their whole journey with us on Facebook. May he rest in peace. My condolences to the family.
Posted by Cindy Chaney on July 10, 2019
My dearest Sweetpea, you remain the keeper of my heart that I gave freely and without regret so many years ago. You promised to hold on by your fingertips and you sure gave it your all. You are the most courageous, tenacious fighter and loved me fiercely and passionately and I continue to love you completely.  It shattered me to let you go, but you deserved to rest and be at peace where there is no more pain. I know our love is a unique and special blessing. You have gone ahead to make a place for me for when I join you, just as you did when you would travel ahead of me to Florida. Until we are together again, I will miss you deeply with every breath.

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