“Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood – the virtues that made America” -T. Roosevelt. These are the virtues that Ed embodied. Whether it was via lessons of dedication and ethics that he taught his children, selfless service to friends/family/co-workers, or random acts of kindness to our military: Ed was a man of exceptional character. A fearless and fervent fellow, his intelligent outspokenness and witty humor remained with everyone he met. Ed was a passionate patriot and analytical mind from cradle to grave.
Ed courted his sweetheart, Louise (nee Porrazza), in high school. Their courtship continued while he earned a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, where Ed attended on a full academic scholarship; a year later the two wed and began their happily ever after. Together, their lives have been blessed by their children: Edward (Laura) of Marmora, Chris (Tracy) of Delran and Michelle Mahan (James) of San Diego, and again by their grandchildren: Colbie and Chase. Ed is also survived by his brother, Robert (Carol) of PA, and his sister, Linda McDonnell (Mark) of PA.
Come celebrate Ed’s fifty eight selfless years (Feb. 26, 1955-Mar. 23, 2013) Monday from 8:30-10:30 AM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM at Resurrection Parish (St. Casimir Site), Riverside. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to the Walter Reid National Medical Center, Warrior Care Dept, 8901 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20889-5600.