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Edward Joseph Mcafee Obituary
March 14, 1943 - August 5, 2018
Chief Master Sergeant (Ret) Edward Joseph McAfee, age 75 left us unexpectedly on August 5, 2018. He joins his parents, William Sr and Doris MacAfee of Del Haven, NJ and his Brother William Jr and Sister Florence Sizgorich in their corner of heaven.

Ed was born March 14, 1943 in Philadelphia, PA. He grew up watching the Whiz Kids playing baseball and told stories of waiting after the games for autographs from the players. Ed loved sports and was a lifelong fan of all Philadelphia sports teams. His loyalty paid off with his beloved Eagles when they finally won the Super Bowl last season.

Ed used to say, "You can take the guy out of the city, but you can't take the city out of the guy." He left his neighborhood in South Philly shortly after high school to serve our country and see the world as a member of the US Air Force for 30 years. His career took him to Turkey, Libya, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Washington, DC, New Jersey, California, various temporary assignments worldwide, and multiple assignments in Texas. Edward made Texas his new home and spent his last 33 years a resident of San Antonio.

Chief Master Sergeant McAfee earned many awards, medals, and accolades during his time in the Air Force but was most proud of earning the Meritorious Service Medal three times.

He was well liked and respected. Professional when he needed to be, he also gave his time to coaching and playing for his unit's sports teams. Ed also had a reputation for his sense of humor. He loved telling jokes and playing practical jokes.

Serving our country was his passion and he excelled in his Air Force Career, however another thing that set him apart from others is that he spent a chunk of his career as a single father raising his daughter and son, Pamela and Kevin. They had many adventures going from assignment to assignment, town to town with family cats in tow, always listening to the radio and singing along to their favorite songs.

After retiring, Ed spent much of his time caring for his animals and strays that would show up at his door. He had a big heart when came to animals. He also became very close to his granddaughter Brandy as she studied at University of Texas San Antonio.

Those who he let in would know him as "brother." His kind heart, sly grin, and gleam in his eye will be missed.

He is survived by Pamela and Kevin, Pamela's daughters, Crystal Carter, Brandy Alger, Amber Alger, and Chelsea Linden and Crystal's daughters, ZoeAnne and Hunter Marie Sparks.

Per Chief McAfee's wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you donate to your local animal shelter.
Published in Express-News on Aug. 19, 2018
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