Edward J. Orfe, Sr. passed away on June 29, 2019 at 84 years old.
He was born and raised in Riverside and was a graduate of St. Peter’s School and Camden Catholic.
Before retiring he worked for the A & P and later for Donio’s Produce. He loved camping with family and friends. He also loved his sports and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan.
Ed managed to be involved in just about everything within the community; from coaching Little League to being a member of the Delran Twp. County Committee, the Delran Sewage Authority (12 years), VFW, Polish American Club, and Burlington County Board of Elections. Not only was he a member of the Delran Fire Co. (61 years) but a past-president as well.
Having always had a fondness for airplanes, his later years found him enjoying reading about WWII airplanes, listening to old songs, watching the ponies race, tossing horse shoes and watching Nascar.
Friday nights were for hanging with his nieces, Meredee & Nanci and catching an occasional beer with nephew George.
Ed is survived by his wife Jane of 65 years; daughter Lisa (Scott) Philipp; grandchildren Justin (Erica) Kruithof, Brahm Philipp, Guinnevere Philipp and Keelyn Hardy. He is also survived by great-grandson Emerson Kruithof. Ed was predeceased by his two sons; Edward J. Orfe, Jr & Steven M. Orfe.
Ed wanted to be remembered as a gentleman and a gentle man. He was both well-known and greatly respected in his community because of these traits. The community will miss him as much as his family.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service from 7 to 9 pm on July 18, 2019 at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside. There will be a time of reflection from 8 to 8:30 pm. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children (www.stjude.org).