HAMILTON - Edward F. Metrick Jr., 71, of Hamilton, died peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at home surrounded by his beloved family.
Born in Trenton Mr. Metrick was a lifelong Trenton and Hamilton resident. He was a U.S. Army
veteran who had served during the Vietnam War
era. He retired in 2003 after 22 years of service with the Congoleum Corporation, Plant 2, on East State Street. Ed was a die-hard New York Yankees baseball fan, a Washington Redskins football fan and a Tony Stewart NASCAR race driver fan and enthusiast. He also enjoyed going to the dirt races at Flemington Raceway, East Windsor and New Egypt tracks. Above all Ed was a very dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather who provided for his family without hesitation.
He was the son of the late Edward F. Sr. and Dora Richmond Metrick, father of the late Christopher Frank Metrick and Denise Michele Metrick, grandfather of the late Jillian Metrick, and brother of the late Frank Metrick and Theodore Metrick.
He is survived by his beloved wife, whom he would call his beloved at every opportunity, Gail M. Vannell Metrick of Hamilton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Edward F. III and Christina J. Metrick of New Egypt, Robert E. Metrick of Goodyear, Ariz.; his daughter, Heather L. Metrick and her husband Mario Dragotta of Oil City, Pa.; eight grandchildren, Edward F. IV, Nicholas, Brandon, Brittany and her husband Brian, Christopher, Faith, Edward J. and Jonathan; a great-granddaughter, Alexis Rose; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Patrick McNamara, Joan Swank, Barbara and Romyen Buchanan and Carol Black; as well as many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be at noon Wednesday, September 11, at the Winowicz Funeral Chapel, 865 Brunswick Ave. Interment will be private. Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral chapel.