Edward C. McFeely Jr. (Ned) of Downingtown died Dec. 3, 2012, after a 2½-year battle with ALS. He was 69. |
Raised in Lansdowne, he was a high school and college athlete. He moved to Downingtown after college to begin what would be a 33-year teaching career in the Coatesville Area School District. He taught in three district schools, including South Brandywine Middle School, where he met his wife.
He coached numerous sports, including soccer, baseball, basketball and softball, and enjoyed involving his students in activities such as square dancing, dramatic performances and ski trips.
When his children were in school, he was a parent volunteer with WBYA and coached many of their teams.
Ned was the ultimate do-it-yourselfer. He performed most of the maintenance and repairs around the house and on the family autos and restored a 1963 MGB. He enjoyed woodworking and created cabinetry and furniture for family members' homes. His biggest project was the transformation over the years of the family's summer home in Ocean City, Md.
After his retirement in 1999, Ned became a golfing enthusiast. While he enjoyed traveling with his wife, his favorite place to be was always the shore, where he would spend hours body surfing and enjoying the beach with family and friends.
Ned is survived by his wife of 40 years, Jeanne (nee Roux); daughter, Kristin, (William Westervelt); son, Scott (Amanda); grandson, Jayson; sister, Cary Clark; niece, Becky Gregory and family; and nephew, Edward Clark.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown. A service will follow at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ned's memory may be made to The ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.
To send online condolences, visit www.james terryfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daily Local News on Dec. 5, 2012