“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.