2012-02-16 / Front Page

Mariposa loses restaurant icon

Ed UebnerEd UebnerMariposa has lost one of its most well-known and respected business people. The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office reported this morning that Ed Uebner, owner of the Charles Street Dinner House for more than 30 years, was found dead on Thursday night.

Uebner, 68, was reported missing around noon Thursday. During the investigation into his whereabouts, the sheriff’s office was contacted by the Mariposa Area California Highway Patrol. A hiker on the Savage/Lundy trial had located personal belongings of Uebner’s along side the trial and later turned the items over to a CHP officer in Mariposa.

Mariposa sheriff investigators retrieved the items and spoke to the finder, who reported locating the items while hiking the trail with family at about 1 p.m. the same day, Thursday, Feb. 16.

That find led investigators to the Savage-Lundy trailhead, located in the Merced River canyon where the South Fork of the Merced River intersects. Uebner’s vehicle was also located secured in the trailhead’s parking area.

The Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team responded to assist investigators in searching the area. At about 9:30 p.m. the SAR team located Uebner’s body. He was found deceased near the South Fork river’s edge, at the bottom of the steep cliff-like face below the Savage-Lundy trail.

Uebner’s death is under investigation. Anyone with information about Uebner is asked to contact Deputy Sheriff Blyth Jay at 966-3615.

Look for further details in the next Mariposa Gazette.

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He was a good man.

He was a good man.

We just saw Ed for our 21

We just saw Ed for our 21 anniverary dinner the begining of February at the Charles Street Diner and as always, he was a first class gentelman that treated us special and had our wine on "reserve". We've known Ed now for quite a few years and I have always enjoyed his cusomer service, his chef capabilities but especially his sense of humor and warmness. I truly felt as though he was definitely an integral part of the community and already miss him! We hope to find out when the services will be as we fully intend on being there for his family and to say good bye to a very special friend. Lynn & Roy Anderson

I worked with Ed for eight

I worked with Ed for eight years. We laughed, sang, and had many good memories. We both shared the good times of life and the not so good times. After the passing of my Bride Dorine Standen in 2008, Ed and I would walk the streets of Posa in the middle of the night sharing thoughts of life. I will truly miss my friend, for Kim and Connie I pray for strength during this time of loss. And know the day is coming when all will be made right as the day of His (Christ) return draws near.

I did not know him but I saw

I did not know him but I saw him walking in town every day and would wave at him. He always waved back with a smile on his face every time.

Ed's mom was my mother's next

Ed's mom was my mother's next door neighbor for many years....a wonderful lady. Ed & family moved into the house after her passing. A very sad event and my heartfelt sympathies go out to the family.

i will miss you ed you were a

i will miss you ed you were a very nice man im so sorry this happen to u,from you,r friend the lobster lady.

Ed was a wonderful man and

Ed was a wonderful man and friend. He would come to our coffee shop to have espresso with us even when he had his own machine just to visit and make sure our business was doing well! He will be missed deeply.

Good man. Sorry to see him

Good man. Sorry to see him go. Praying for his family.

Adios my friend, I bet they

Adios my friend, I bet they are eating well in Heaven tonight. I am going to truly miss the karaoke night chipmunk dance. Condolences to all who knew and loved Ed.

He gave me a job when I

He gave me a job when I needed it the most. Took me in and made me apart of the Charles St. Crew. We had wonderful times and great talks. He will be missed. Thank you for your support Ed.

I worked with Ed for four

I worked with Ed for four years in the early 80's. We have lost a great man who impacted the lives of many.

Will miss you my friend.

Will miss you my friend.

My condolences to his family.

My condolences to his family. I did not know this man but I am sad for his passing. I know his restaurant had an excellent reputation.

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