Obituary

Edmund Charles Ganis

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October 29, 2009

Edmund Charles Ganis, 94, of Wilmington, Del., and originally of 83 Goeringer Ave., Wilkes-Barre, passed away at his home on Thursday evening, October 29, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. Edmund was born on May 30, 1915, in Plymouth, to the late Rose and Michael Matthew Ganis. He is one of four children, including the late Anna, Anthony and Sam. Edmund attended Plymouth public schools and graduated in 1933. He played varsity basketball and later played professional basketball. After joining the National Guard of Plymouth, Edmund enlisted with the Pennsylvania State Police on April 1, 1938. During his years in the state police, Edmund was stationed in Harrisburg, Mount Pocono, Hazleton, York and finally Wyoming headquarters in Luzerne County. During the latter part of his tenure with the State Police, Edmund was attached to the Juvenile Court working with Judge Bigelow. After 38 years of meritorious service with the State Police, Edmund retired on May 28, 1975. After his retirement, Edmund worked at the Plymouth National Bank. Edmund is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Mary; their sons, Jerome and his wife, Madeline; Ronald and his wife, Jenny Lee; one grandson, Ronald; three granddaughters, Beth and her husband, Mike; Shelley and her husband, John; and Reagan; and four great-grandchildren, Emma, Anna, Abby and John. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at R.T. Foard and Jones Funeral Home, 122 West Main St., Newark, Del., 19711. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, at St. Matthew Roman Catholic Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, Del. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Newark, Del. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home, Inc., 122 West Main Street, Newark, DE 19711. To send condolences, please visit www.rtfoard.com

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 1, 2009