Edward Frederick Macaya

Mr. Edward Frederick Macaya, resident of Helena, AL, died on August 28, 2023 at the age of 79.

Ed was born in San Jose, Costa Rica on April 24, 1944 to Hernando and Marietta Macaya. He attended Riverside Military Academy and played for their football team. He was raised in Miami, FL where he met the love of his life Sybil. They were happily married for 55 years, had 3 children, and 4 grandchildren.

 He was a spiritual man involved in the Catholic Church, and a successful Parts Manager in the heavy duty trucking industry. He enjoyed spending time with his family, fishing, and coaching soccer. He also loved working in his workshop, and was a MacGyver that could fix anything.

He was a devoted father and husband who worked very hard to provide for his family. He was always smiling, joking, and making others laugh. Ed will be remembered for his larger than life personality and beautiful heart.

Ed is survived by his wife Sybil; Children Eduardo, Melissa, and Alexander; Grandchildren Alexandra, Tyler, Eduardo, and Alexis; Great Grandchildren Kristian, Jeremiah, and Aiden; Siblings Martha, Maria Elena, and Alfredo; Daughter in Law Alexandra, and Son in Law Brandon.


  1. George and Shirley Hofacker on August 30, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Jared Seymour on August 30, 2023 at 5:28 pm

    Alex I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Our prayers are with the whole Macaya family, as I know what you are going through. If you ever want to talk, give me a call. Or pm me on Facebook.

  3. Barbara Tejada on August 30, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Sending you all much love.

  4. Wendy Thomas on September 2, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    I am sending my condolences to the entire Macaya family. Ed was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed.

  5. James & Ilean Taylor on September 4, 2023 at 2:21 am

    James and I were so sorry to hear about Ed. We loved the years we lived next door and watched our kids grow up together. There were so many special times and we have enjoyed those memories. Our hearts go out to you all. May God give you peace during this time and years to come.
    Our love,
    The James Taylor Family