Edward Adam Wahal, a long- time resident of Whippany, passed away at home on July 27, 2020. He was 96.
Born in Jessup PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Anna Wahal of Boonton, NJ. Ed worked for the Standard Railway Fusee Company in Boonton as a laborer. After retiring from the Fusee Company he worked at Crestwood Nursing home in Whippany for several years in the maintenance field.
In 1948, Ed went to the movies with Irene Romanzuk on a blind date, little did he know they would be married two years later in 1950. Ed has lived in Whippany since their marriage and they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this September 23rd. Irene, the love of his life passed on March 10th, 2020.
Ed enjoyed vegetable gardening, mowing the lawn, making his famous chili and in his younger days making homemade sauerkraut. He had special love for his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After retiring, he enjoyed nothing more than trips to Atlantic City.
Ed was a member of Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Whippany since their marriage in the Chapel. Ed and Irene were also members of the Sandoz Bowling Team and the Sokol Club in Boonton.
Edward is survived by his loving family. He was the loving father of Kathy Caliciotti and her husband Sam of East Hanover and Nancy Boller and her husband Paul of Rockaway Township. He was the devoted grandfather and great-grandfather to Sam Caliciotti, Jr., his wife Candace and their two daughters, Oliva and Elise; BreAnne Caliciotti and her daughter, Fiorella; Patrick Caliciotti, his wife Vanessa and their son Cameron; Melissa Boller; and Michael Boller.