Edward G. Ferenz
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FERENZ, Edward G. Age 74 years, of Collingswood, NJ, died on December 19, 2009 at Sunrise Assisted Living, Yardley. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Edward was a 50 year resident of Collingswood, NJ. Edward was raised in Lethbridge, Alberta and he moved to the Philadelphia area in the 1960's where he joined the old Jersey Larks of the Eastern Hockey League as a press and public relations director. He later spent six years as an administrative assistant in connection with the Liberty Bowl Football Classic. In 1967 he became the Philadelphia Phillies regular public address announcer as well as handling the same duties for the Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Club. In the fall of 1967, Edward became the General Manager of the Jersey Devils Hockey Team and in 1969 he was appointed to the position as Traveling Secretary of the Philadelphia Phillies. Edward is the son of the late George and Stella Ferenz, brother of the late Marie Ferenz and he is survived by his brother Donald and his wife Gwendolyn Ferenz of Montreal, Canada, a nephew, Greg and his wife Jackie Ferenz of Yardley, a niece Kelly and her husband Brook Osterhout of Las Vegas, NV and a great nephew, Dane Marleau. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, December 28, 2009 at 11 AM at St. John Catholic Church, 809 Park Ave, Collingswood, NJ where relatives and friends may call after 10 AM under the direction of the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown, PA, 215-968-3891. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to House of Charity, 15 North Seventh St., Camden, NJ 08102. www.Lifecelebration.com 1-800-GIVNISH


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Published in Courier Post on Dec. 22, 2009.
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December 16, 2019
Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.
I will always miss our Ramblers hockey games and the SJMHA where I learned to play. Thank you Eddy for all you did!
Another of the Forbes kids.
Patrick Forbes
September 12, 2018
Great one was not only a splendid traveling secretary; but also a great friend and a Phillies companion. An honest man devoted to the Phillies and loyal beyond measure. He will be missed by all of us lucky to have known him.
Tony Siegle
Coworker
December 28, 2009
My deepest sympathies to the Ferenz family. Eddie "Spaghetti" was my best buddy growing up in the Phillies Organization. His smile and laughter was infectious. His work ethic was phenomenal. May the thoughts and prayers of family and friends bring you some measure of comfort at this time and in the coming days.
~Theresa Seger Vasiliadis
December 28, 2009
To Eddie's family,My fondest memories are of Eddie picking us girls up for ice cream in his red convertable car when we lived in Oaklyn,NJ.And he instilled good work ethics in us by helping him with his various duties as Manager of the Jersey Devils.he was our FAMILY and will never forget his impact in our lives!
Thank you, Eddie! We love you!
Heather (one of the Forbes' girls)
December 24, 2009
Rest in peace Eddie!!! You were a beloved fixture in the Forbes household. We love you! Pamela, the youngest of "your girls"!
December 24, 2009
I had the pleasure of meeting Eddie in 1996-97. My daughter Ashley was a HUGH Scott Rolen fan and a friend of mine Judy Donoghue who knew Eddie for over 30 years had me write to him. Within a week Eddie wrote my daughter a letter inviting us to a game and to meet Scott Rolen. It was the most exciting day for all of us. He treated us like "Family". We also got to meet Harry K and Larry Anderson that day. He was a Great Guy and we want to send our sincere condolences to his family.
Sandy Dyer
December 24, 2009
I have to share more thoughts about Eddie.

When I was a little girl my family wanted something to do "as a family"(the early "60's"??). Acme Markets gave away free(reduced) tickets to the the "Larks" games. Somewhere along the way they met Eddie. Not sure if he was the announcer then.

The "Larks" progressed into the "Philadelphia Rambler" back to Jersey as the "Devils"....with our family at every game (and many of our friends).

My father (Dave White) was a commercial artist and Eddie contracted him to design the program cover each year for "The Devils". Payment was season tickets. Funny, Eddie ate dinner at our house many times.

He was so kind to me. I have wonderful memories of him and all the ice hockey games ....I can still hear his booming voice say "icing" as he announced the games.

What a guy ....so nice to hear other people have fond memories of Eddie.

Sooo ....I am guessing I was about nine years old when I met Eddie ....I am now fifty six ....he's been an icon for a long time.

Sincere thoughts and regards to Eddie.

Judith (White) Donato
December 23, 2009
Eddie was a great friend of mine. He was a driving force to establish the "South Jersey Minor Hockey Association". More than 100 boys ages 6 thru 17 (or more) developed hockey skills and became great gentlemen and citizens. The Lions Club in a So. Jersey town on the way to "the Shore"(I forgot the name) was a major fund source for Ice Time, uniforms, equipment and Transportation for an annual exchange hockey visit to Orangeville Ont.(Canada) . The visiting Americans were seen on CBC at "Hockey Night Canada", I hope there are grown men who will remember the "Start" that They Got.
Monty Forbes
December 23, 2009
Monty Forbes
December 23, 2009
From my early teens back in the sixties, Eddie was a part of our family. My Dad and he were the creators of the South Jersey Minor Hockey Association and I remember those two on their hands and knees painting the ice at the Ice House in the wee hours. Eddie was a very regular dinner guest at our house. While Eddie was the announcer for the Ramblers (what a voice he had), I was the rink rat and he depended on me to stand in, with a code word, when a called out winning program number went unanswered, to shoot the puck into a hole on the Net. I didn't get to keep the prizes but, holy cow, what fun. Then there were the Habs & Expos tickets that magically appeared. He will be greatly missed.
Patrick Forbes
December 22, 2009
Steady Eddie discharged his duties with the Phillies in a most efficient manner and still have time, patience and disposition to enjoy life. He made my time in Philadelphia easier and more enjoyable.

Don Seger
Don Seger
December 22, 2009
Eddie was a huge influence in my life. From Spring training to Front row tickets in Dodger Stadium to having spaghetti together at Compton's. He was even at my Wedding!!!! God Bless Eddie. Thanks again for your friendship and guidence. Say Hi to Dad!!!


Andy Compton
December 22, 2009
I knew Eddy when I was a little girl from the Larks games. He became good friends with my parents and eventually my father designed the front cover of the hockey programs for the minor league teams he represented. Eddy had dinner at our house many times.

He was always so kind to me.

My sincere condolences to his family.

Judith (White) Donato
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