AGE: 73 •
On May 21, 2011, Edward McNamara joined his friend, Jesus our Lord, at the age of 73. Born and raised in Duquesne, PA, he was the son of Edward and Margaret McNamara.
Loving father to his children: Shelly Wurtz, wife of David Wurtz of Marmora, NJ; Shannon McNamara, husband of Lisa McNamara of West Grove, PA; and Heather McNamara of Berlin, NJ. Edward was predeceased by his son, Michael McNamara. He is also survived by his 4 grandchildren, Connor & John McNamara and David & Jack Wurtz, his sister Donna Fendrick of Fort Walton Beach, FL and predeceased sister, Margaret Mary McCarty. Edward greatly loved his children, his grandchildren, and the love of his life, his bride of 50 years Nancy McNamara.
A History and Political Science major, Edward graduated from Edinboro University of PA in 1960, married his college sweetheart, Nancy, and moved to Barrington, New Jersey where he taught history at Over Brook Regional High School for 35 years. After retiring, Edward focused on enjoying time with his children and grandchildren, while having fun with his hobbies of bowling, golfing, gourmet cooking, and perusing the aisle of Dutchway and Weiss Markets. Edward lived life to the fullest with his hardy laugh and humble nature. His presence will be missed by many.
Family and friends are invited to celebrate Edward's life at Our Lady of Consolation Church, 603 West 2nd Ave., Parkesburg, PA 19365 on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 11:00 am with a Celebration of the Liturgy Mass. Visitation at the church from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Our Lady of Consolation Church at the above address. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com