Born February 11, 1955, Passed away January 09, 2009.

Survived by his wife of 27 years Susan, three children Brittany (24), Matthew (21), Ryan (18), sisters Susan Hodges and Carolyn McKinley, and mother Lottie Gotschall.

Ed was born in Steubenville Ohio and raised in Shadyside Ohio. He attended Shadyside High School and graduated in 1973 as Valedictorian. He lettered in football, basketball and golf. He attended Ohio State University and graduated from Arizona State University with a BS Degree in Accounting in 1979.

He moved his family to Southern California in 1982. He worked for Touche Ross, Security Pacific International Finance, Pacific Savings, and Plaza Home Mortgage. He co-founded Option 1 Mortgage. In 1995 he co-founded New Century Financial Corporation with Bob Cole and Brad Morrice.

Ed was Co-Chairman of the Mission Hospital Capital Campaign from 2006 – 2008.
He was honored with the Sister Martha Ann Fitzpatrick Vision Award.
He was honored in 2005 by the Boy Scouts of America as a 'Man Of Character'.
Ed co-chaired Valentasia at Santa Margarita Catholic High School.

At a time of need Ed served as a financial adviser to the Pop Warner Football Program. He coached T-Ball, Soccer, and Basketball for many years.

He served on the Boards of Mission Hospital Foundation, Camino Health Center, Advanced Text and Data, Image Printing Solutions and the Orange County Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

Ed was a loving husband and father and valued his family above all else. He was a wonderful, optimistic and upbeat friend to many people. He was generous with his ideas and resources to a fault. Coming from humble beginnings, he confronted life’s challenges and had only positive things to say about others.

His love for sports was legendary- especially for football, including the Ohio State University Buckeyes, USC Trojans, and Santa Margarita Eagles. Despite his passion for these three teams, he never criticized the competition.

Ed passed away quietly, at peace, while watching a re-play of the Fiesta Bowl with Ohio State.

Services will be held at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest. Click here for more information.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to "The Gotschall Family Foundation" which supports Mission Hospital, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, Boys Scouts of America, The Ocean Institute, Ohio State University, and various other charities.

The Gotschall Family Foundation
c\o Merrill Lynch
Attn: Tami Hay
4695 MacArthur Ct., Suite 1600
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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In Loving Memory of Edward Floyd Gotschall
February 11, 1955 - January 09, 2009