Edward L. Carbonell
Born in Cuba on May 5, 1966 to Nestor and Maria Carbonell, Edward was an amazing man with a gentle soul and impeccable sense of style. He was loved by everyone who met him. Horacio Silva, in The New York Times, described Ed in the article, “No Store Is a Hero to Its Valet,” 2007 as a man “with a charming bedside manner and the best skin in high-end men’s retail...he was exemplary; champagne and smiles all around.”
Edward was most recently employed as the General Manager of Christian Dior in Manhattan, and had previously worked for Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren. Ed loved to travel to far away places and go on adventures with his wife Leslie. They experienced the northern lights in Iceland, the polar bears in the Arctic Circle, the beaches of Tahiti, and the active volcanoes in Hawaii. Hawaii was near and dear to his heart, as it was also where he and Leslie honeymooned 11 years ago. Of all the experiences, Ed’s favorite was the ongoing journey with his family. Ed was a devoted father to Henry, age 4, and Charlie, age 8 weeks, and loving husband to Leslie.
Edward is survived by his wife Leslie Segrete Carbonell, sons Henry and Charlie, mother Maria and father Nestor Carbonell of Miami, FL, sisters Maria Carbonell of Queens and Josephine Flatow of Queens, mother-inlaw Pauline Segrete, sisters-in-law Stephanie Segrete Sack and Elyse Segrete Merrifield, and Brothers-in-law David Sack and Chris Merrifield.