EDWARD, 82, of Philadelphia, passed away on December 12, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Alberta; brother Steve (Mary); sister Dolores; niece Lisa Tate (Jim); niece Maria Ravitz (Dave); nephew Frank Breslin (Peggy); grand-children, Marisa and Lydia; grandnieces Bella and Grace. Along with his wife, he raised his niece, Lisa, from age 2. He was a Korean War veteran and proud VFW member. He was an enthusiastic fan of football, history, miniature soldiers, books and cooking. He is known as a generous supporter of multiple charities, especially those for children, animals, and veterans. In memory of his generosity, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300, Jacksonville FL 32256. 855 448-3997. Memorial Service will be private.

Published on Philly.com on Dec. 20, 2013