Edward A. McKenna
AGE: 92 • Somerset
Edward A. McKenna passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at St. Peter University Hospital in New Brunswick. He was 92 years old. He was born in New York City and served our country faithfully in the United States Navy
during World War II
. He was a graduate of Columbia University and moved to the Somerset area over 40 years ago. He retired in 1991 from Rhodia Inc. in New Brunswick. Mr. McKenna enjoyed playing bridge and backgammon, but his favorite hobby was betting on the horses. His cheerful attitude will be missed by all those who loved him.
Mr. McKenna was pre-deceased by his wife, Norma in 2005. He is survived by his longtime companion, Renee Raymar. He is also survived by his children, Randy Hatez and her husband Matt of NC, Debbie Sheehan and her husband James of Metuchen, NJ and Douglas Pearl and his wife Valerie of CO; his grandchildren, Cary Midland and her husband Greg, Jeff Sheehan, and Sarah Russo-Pearl; 2 great-grandchildren, Ben and Sean Midland, and step daughters, Mimi and Karen.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 2:30-3:30 PM at the Gleason Funeral Home, 1360 Hamilton Street, Somerset and a Memorial Service will begin at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Mr. McKenna's name to the Highland Park Senior Center, 220 South 6th Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904.