Edward J. Grace, Sr. Beloved husband, father, grandfather and faithful Moose Member passed away quietly in his sleep surrounded by family on Saturday, May 7, 2022 Murrells Inlet, SC. He was 88.
Ed was born October 26, 1934 in Avoca, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Essex County Vocational and Technical High School in 1952 and Warren County Technical School in 1962.
In 1955 he married the love of his life Joan MacNeil in Newark, NJ. Together they raised four wonderful children: Sharon Lee Grace (James Sakalian) of Murrells Inlet, SC; Edward J. Grace, Jr., Hackettstown, NJ; Susan Gail Grace (Mark L. Servilio) of Boynton Beach, FL and Kristen Beverly Grace of Murrells Inlet, SC. Great joy came with welcoming five grandchildren: Evan Tishuk; Elyse Tishuk; Mark E. Servilio; Audrey Servilio; James Sakalian,111; and one great-grandchild, Elliott Powell. He is also survived by Robert Jones and Family.
Ed was employed by M&M Mars in Hackettstown, NJ for 33 years. Ed and Joan retired to Murrells Inlet, SC enjoying many rounds of golf with friends and family. Ed was employed at BlackMoor and Prestwick Golf Courses. He also enjoyed many years of community service with Moose Lodge. During this time, Ed was acknowledged for his service with many awards including Moose of the Year (2003), Shining Star (2003), Fellowship Degree of Honor (2006), Moose Legionnaire of the Year (2008), Pilgram Degree of Merit (2012), SC Moose of the Year (2012-2013).
Ed was predeceased by his parents Elizabeth Grace (nee Lowe) and Alfred Grace and his brother Howard Grace.
The Grace Family would like to graciously thank the doctors and nurses of Grand Strand Medical Center (Three North) for their kindness, compassion and outstanding medical care.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576.
Burroughs Funeral Home (843-651-1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family.
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