Edward G Mankovich

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Rich or poor, in good health or bad, Ed looked out for everyone else; pay it forward was his mantra.  Teaching was his passion and after 20 years he retired from Wilbur Watts Intermediate School.  As a dad he was from the old school; strict, but only because he loved his children so much.  When the grands came along he built three unique relationships with them.  Ed maintained friendships for a lifetime.  He had tennis buddies and bowled in a league in Burlington.  The gifted baker always left a little room for dessert.  Behind the stove he’d whip up some mean cakes and breads.  He travelled everywhere from Greece to Hawaii; half for enjoyment, half because he was curious about the rest of the world.   Summertime found him with a rod in his hand, surf fishing in LBI and Wildwood Crest or riding his bike cruising through town.

 

His years at Trenton State earned him more than a degree.  It’s there he’d meet the love of his life.  Ed and Barbara shared 53 years of marriage and were blessed with two children, Christopher (wife Barbara) and Melissa (husband Christian); and 3 grandchildren: Nick, Amanda, and Olivia; and 1 great-grandchild Alexis.  He is survived by his sisters, Joan Rogers and Georgianne Lehman and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Come celebrate 75 years Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where there will be a service at 11:30 a.m.  Interment Lakeview Memorial Park, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society. cancer.org

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