Edward J. Weckerle
06/15/1930 - 01/09/2024

Edward J. Weckerle passed away at his daughter’s home in Gillette, NJ, on January 9, 2024.  He was 93.

The youngest of five children, Ed was born in Jersey City to Anna and Edward Weckerle and grew up in Tottenville on Staten Island.  Ed attended Our Lady Help of Christians School and later graduated from Tottenville High School. He then attended New York University where he studied Electrical Engineering.  Ed served as a second lieutenant in the United States Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954 .  He met and married the love of his life, Sheila, in Tottenville.  They raised their six children in his childhood home where he resided for the rest of his life.

Ed began his 36 year career with the Bell System as a Systems Engineer for Western Electric Company in New York City, and later moved on to AT&T as a Senior Engineer before retiring in 1992.

He was a parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians Roman Catholic Church, a member of their Holy Name society and a member of the Knights of Columbus Stolzenthaler Council.  He was a charter member of the South Shore Swim Club on Staten Island, the American Legion and the Telephone Pioneers of America.

Above all, Ed was thoroughly devoted to his friends and family.  From major home renovations to babysitting his grandchildren, he never hesitated to lend a hand.  Quick to laugh, he was the life of the party, but was also a kind listener who never failed to offer sage advice and support to anyone who sought it.  Ed lived his faith deeply and showed everyone what it meant to live a life of service to others.  He will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

He was the beloved husband of the late Sheila C. Weckerle and was predeceased by his sisters Sr. Jean Marie Weckerle (PBVM), Loretta Barbour, Doris Jacklin and Edna McEwan, and his daughter-in-law Lucy Lagasse Weckerle.  He is survived by John Weckerle of Edgewood, NM; Susan Porter (James) of East Mansfield, MA; Elizabeth Owens (John) of Staten Island; Laurette Dempsey (Kevin) of Gillette; Karen Weckerle (John Scalesci) of Staten Island and Jennifer Weckerle-Kelly (Karl) of Staten Island.  He is also survived by twelve grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews, whom he adored.


Funeral Home:
Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home
Visitation Hours:
Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ
Funeral:
Monday, January 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at St Vincent de Paul RC Church, 250 Bebout Ave, Stirling, NJ. Please note there will be no gathering at the funeral home prior to Mass
Committal:
Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Resurrection Cemetery, 361 Sharrott Ave, Staten Island, NY. Details will be announced shortly.
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