Edward “Ned” McGovern III
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather
We are saddened to announce the passing of Industry Veteran, Edward “Ned” McGovern III. Ned passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family and loved ones on April 14th, 2023, at the age of 77 after a seven year battle with prostate cancer.
Ned is survived by his beloved wife, Glenda, and his four loving children, Jennifer Bernagozzi (Jim Krieg), Edward McGovern IV (Jillian), Patrick McGovern (Kimberly), and Daniel McGovern. Ned was blessed with his 8 Grandchildren (Alexis, Gage, Will, Emily, Annie Grace, Quinn, Charlie, and Katie) whom he loved dearly and would always be remembered as their caring “Pop Pop”. Ned is also survived by his sister, Diane, and brother Stephen McGovern both of Point Pleasant, NJ.
Ned was born on March 21, 1946, in Orange, NJ. He was the oldest son of Mary (nee Klein) and Edward “Mack” McGovern Jr. Ned grew up in Millburn Township and attended St. Benedicts in Newark. He graduated Millburn HS in 1964. Ned went on to attend Villanova University in 1964-66 prior to enlisting in the Marine Corp to serve his country in 1966. A proud Marine veteran, Ned served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines, including a 10-month tour in Vietnam. Ned completed his service on October 6th, 1968, and began his 46 year career at Mack Boring & Parts Co. the very next day on October 7th. Ned married Jane Davis McGovern of Short Hills, NJ that same year with whom they share their four children. Ned was remarried to Glenda Horne in 1987, who he shared a successful marriage with until his death after 38 years together, in Summit NJ.
In 1990, Ned became the third generation of McGovern leaders to become President of Mack Boring, and later Co-President with his brother Steve from 2003-2008, and finished his career with Mack Boring in 2014 retiring as Chairman Emeritus. Ned was known as a caring and committed boss, and was always known to put the company and its employees first throughout his entire career.
Ned will always be remembered as a generous man, a straight shooter, and as tough as they get. Never one to complain, even as he endured his long battle with Prostate Cancer he always thought of others and never would accept being a burden.. He was a man of service and honor, and he will be sorely missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at 10:45 am at St. Teresa of Avila Church, Summit. Entombment St. Teresa’s Cemetery. Visiting hours, Wednesday from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Bradley Brough and Dangler Funeral Home, 299 Morris Ave. Summit. In lieu flowers, donations in Edward’s name may be made to: Memorial Sloan Kettering Prostate Cancer Program, 633 Third Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017. To send the family a condolence, please visit, www.bradleyfuneralhomes.com