McNierney, Edward David

Manhattan College Alumni - Class of 1949  

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MCNIERNEY, EDWARD DAVID - of Absecon, passed away peacefully to his eternal reward on September 1, 2007 surrounded by his loving family. He was affectionately known as "Big Ed" not just because of his physical stature but because of his big heart. He truly knew how to live, laugh, and love. Ed touched all he met with his warmth, genuineness, and sense of humor. Ed enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during WWII and held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He flew 37 combat missions as a B25 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater. He was assigned to the 13th Air Force, better known as the "Fightin 13th, and was awarded the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Ed received a civil engineering degree from Manhattan College, NY. He was employed by the Federal Government and retired as the Chief Civil Engineer at the FAA Tech Center in Pomona. Ed loved to spend time with his family, playing golf, and visiting historical sites. He was an avid reader and an active member of Assumption RC Church, Pomona. Ed is survived by his wife, Meredith Elaine of 59 years, his sons, Mark (Susan), Brian (Dianna), Kevin (Susan), and his sisters Mary of Toms River, NJ and Jean of New City, NY. Friends may call on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Thursday September 6, 2007 from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. at the Wimberg Funeral Home, 211 E. Great Creek Road, Galloway. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. at Assumption RC Church, White Horse Pike, Pomona. Memorial contributions may be made to the New Church of the Assumption Building Fund. For directions and condolences, please visit, www.wimbergfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Press of Atlantic City on 9/4/2007.

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Rememberances
 
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September 12, 2007 

The McNierney Family

   My prayers and thoughts are with you during yur time of bereavement. Bless you all!

Birdie Wyman (Atlantic City, NJ)

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 September 6, 2007

Dear Elaine,Mark,Brian, and Kevin,

    So sorry about the loss of both your husband and dad. My memories are so vivid of Ed as a gentle man with a hearty laugh. Though years may pass my memories of all of you are still there from Bordentown through to Absecon. Blessings and many thoughts of all of you on this sad occasion. Sister Marjorie  

 Sister Marjorie Smith (Asbury Park, NJ)

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September 6, 2007

    To the McNierney family. Ed was a super guy who will be missed by all. We had never seen Ed without a BIG smile on his face. Carol and I will remember Ed and his family in our prayers.      

 Dennis Duffy (Boulder, CO)
 
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September 6, 2007

To the Mcnierney Family,

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you during your time of bereavement.Bless you all.

Kenneth Harper (EggHarbor, NJ)
 
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September 5, 2007


TO the FAMILY OF EDWARD DAVID McNIERNEY,

    May the Lord Bless and keep you in the time of your Sorrows and Always!!!!Love you all!! Geneva & Family

Geneva Burroughs (atlantic city n.j, NJ) 

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September 4, 2007

    I remember all the good times Ed and I played golf together, we were partners in the NAFEC golf league. Our prayers are with him and his family and we are so sorry for your loss. Ed was a good friend and he will be missed dearly.

Bill and Johanna Roeder (Orlando, FL)

 
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September 4, 2007

    It is with great regret and sorrow that we learned of Ed's passing. He was a very kind man with a wonderful sense of humor and a laugh that was contagious. Thank you Ed for all you have done for your country and your community, as well as the joy you brought to all who knew you.       

Marty & Ann Marie Carberry

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September 4, 2007

    We remember Ed as being a kind, big hearted and friendly person. It was a pleasure to have known, and worked with him. He was a credit to his community. Paul & Mary Jane Zito 

Paul Zito (Boynton Beach)

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September 4, 2007

Kevin, 

    I am very sorry to hear about your father. He was a great guy. Very soft spoken and a true gentleman. Please give my best to your family. He is in heaven playing golf with Bobby Jones.       

Stan Damato (Atlantic City, NJ)

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September 4, 2007

    The Manhattan College alumni community shares your grief, and is now praying for our fellow alumni and the family at this time. The Alumni Office has been informed. As well as the Jasper Jottings community that I personally can reach. We are all a little poorer now. "No man is an island, entire of itself … any man’s death diminishes me". We are sorry for your loss.       

FJohn Reinke (MC1968) (kendall park, NJ)


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 September 4, 2007


Brian, Dianna and Family;

   We offer our deepest of sympathies for the loss of your Father, Husband, Brother and friend. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow and may you hold your fondest memories close to your heart.
We thank Ed and all our other servicemen and women for keeping us safe during their time of service to our country.

Rich and Lisa (Galloway)


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