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Edward Thomas McGahan

Edward "Ed" Thomas McGahan, March 18, 1938 - January 17, 2017

Edward "Ed" Thomas McGahan, of Red Bank, passed away on January 17, 2017 at Monmouth Medical Center with his family at his side.

Ed was born on Staten Island to Helen and Edward McGahan. He attended Curtis High School and the College of Staten Island. He served in the US Navy for 2 years aboard the USS Fulton stationed in New London, CT. He worked for the Sub Structure Corporation, New York Telephone Company and retired from Verizon as a manager after 30 years. Ed was a proud and active Staten Islander, a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Holy Name Society at Our Lady of Good Counsel church. He resided in West Brighton, Staten Island for 70 years until he moved to Shadow Lake Village in Middletown, NJ in 2008. He was an avid golfer and member of the Lakers who he thoroughly enjoyed golfing and socializing with. Ed loved the beaches of LBI and St. Maarten, a cold beer or two at Jody's Club Forest on Staten Island, and his deep Irish heritage.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years and best friend the former, Maureen McGarry, daughter Sharon Windisch, daughter Lynne Lehrkinder and her husband Ziggy, and son Edward Thomas McGahan Jr., as well as sister's Mildred Burrell and Ellen Radigan.

Ed has 7 grandchildren, Meaghan and Kelsey Windisch, Timmy, Ryan and Patrick Lehrkinder, and Edward Thomas and Morgan McGahan.

Friends and family are invited to come celebrate Ed's life on Saturday January 21, 2017 from 2 - 5 pm at the John E. Day Funeral Home, 85 Riverside Avenue, Red Bank, NJ. Cremation will be private.

In lieu of flowers please send a contribution to We Care Adult Care, 552 Route 35 South, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Published in Asbury Park Press on Jan. 19, 2017
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