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Edward G. Petraglia

AGE: 88 • Middletown, Fomerly of Staten Island

Edward G. Petraglia, 88, of Middletown, formerly of Staten Island, passed away December 31st at home.

He was born in Bronx, NY to the late John and Anna (nee: Sanna) Petraglia, but grew up in Brooklyn where he excelled in sports and at one time held a NY high school pole vaulting record.

Prior to the Korean Conflict, Ed proudly served as a U.S. Marine. After college, he was an Executive with Blue Cross/Blue Shield for many years. Upon retirement, he became a real estate broker in Staten Island, and later, Long Island. But to his family and friends, he was the beloved master of unique tools and curious gadgets that gave birth to a thousand home projects, and just as many cheerful and delighted laughs.

Ed is predeceased by his son John. Surviving is his beloved wife Jonnie Ruth; his loving sons; Edward, Christopher, Brian and Robert, dear grandchildren; John Michael and Kai and his greatgrandchildren Max and Caleigh.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 5th from 2-4 pm & 7-9 pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, January 6th at 10:30 at St. Mary's R.C. Chapel 26 Leonardville Rd., Middletown, NJ 07748 with interment following at Moravian Cemetery 2205 Richmond Rd. Staten Island, NY.

In lieu of flowers donations to Meridian Hospice 1345 Campus Pkwy. Ste: A2 Neptune, NJ 07753 are appreciated.

Please visit Edward's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 4, 2017
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