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Edward W., of Woodcliff Lake, NJ passed away peacefully in his home on Monday at the age of 92.
Born in Jersey City, NJ on July 22, 1921, Ed graduated from Saint Joseph's High School in West New York, NJ and enrolled in Fordham University while beginning his career at Texaco. In 1941, Ed joined the United States Naval Intelligence Reserves which lead to assignments in Washington, DC, Lima, Peru and Punta Arenas, Chile during WWII.
After the War, Ed returned to his job and at Texaco while obtaining his undergraduate degree from Fordham. He later obtained a Masters in Business Administration from New York University while continuing his career at Texaco which lasted 46 years. During that time, Ed traveled the world extensively and earned the title of Corporate Treasurer in 1968 and Chief Financial Officer in 1984. He retired in 1986. During his long and accomplished career he also served on the board of many corporations and associations including Jefferson Chemical and the American Petroleum Institute.
In 1948, Ed married Alice Rochford and they remained married until her passing in July 2011. They had four children together; the late Kathleen Soriano, James M Wolahan, Brian K Wolahan and Neal W Wolahan. He also had 6 grandchildren. Ed and Alice remained in Northern New Jersey their entire lives while also spending winters in Hutchinson Island, FL after their retirement in 1986. Ed was also an avid golfer and a member of Hackensack Country Club in Hackensack NJ and Monarch Country Club in Stuart, FL. He was also an active parishioner of Our Lady Mother of the Church in Woodcliff Lake, NJ.
Funeral Mass 10 AM on Saturday at Our Lady Mother of the Church, Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Interment in Cemetery of the Ascension, Airmont, NY. Visitation 3-5 and 7-9 PM on Friday at the Robert Spearing Funeral Home, Inc., 155 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge, NJ.
Robert Spearing Funeral Home Inc.
155 Kinderkamack Road
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
Published in The Record on Sept. 5, 2013