Edward J. Campuzano Sr., known affectionately as "Big Ed," passed away on January 24, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and service to his community. Born on January 26, 1941, in West Philadelphia to Ramon and Margaret Campuzano (nee Swift), Ed lived a remarkable life filled with numerous achievements and meaningful connections.
Growing up in West Philadelphia, Ed attended Bonner High School and graduated as part of the Class of 1958. With a thirst for knowledge and a drive to succeed, he embarked on his professional journey that would span several careers and make a lasting impact on those around him.
Ed began his working life at Acme Bakeries but soon moved on to Philadelphia Wireless for Electrical. His drive for new challenges led him to join the renowned company Xerox before eventually taking the bold step of starting his own business, EJC Office Products. Through his entrepreneurial spirit and unwavering determination, Ed built a successful enterprise that served the needs of many local businesses.
While managing EJC Office Products, Ed found time to contribute selflessly to his community. For 13 years, he graciously took on the responsibility of driving a school bus for UDSD before retiring in 2023. Additionally, he dedicated himself to serving as Judge of Elections in Upper Darby, passionately participating in local politics. Ed understood the power of civic engagement and saw it as an opportunity to make positive changes within his community. He was an avid saltwater fisherman for many years and had his own boat. Ed was a history buff who always enjoyed reading about history and geography. He also enjoyed golfing in his earlier years.
Beyond his professional and community involvement, family meant everything to Ed. He was blessed with two loving sons: Ed Campuzano (Jen) and Michael Campuzano (Michelle). Ed delighted in being a grandfather to Megan, Lauren, Michael, Kaitlyn, and Marissa and great-grandfather to Liam, Aidan, Autumn, Porter, and Kendall. Predeceased by his siblings: Raymond Campuzano, John Campuzano, Francis Campuzano, Margaret Webber, and Eleanor McDevitt. Ed's generosity of spirit and warm-hearted nature made him the backbone of his family, providing guidance and support through life's inevitable ups and downs.
Ed's legacy endures not only through his achievements but also through the memories he created within the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. He was a compassionate soul who touched numerous lives with his kindness and generosity. Though he may have departed this world physically, his spirit lives on in the laughter, stories shared around family tables, and the lasting impact he had on all who crossed paths with Big Ed.
Relatives and friends are invited to Edward's Viewing, Monday, January 29th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at The Donohue Funeral Home, 8401 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA and to his Funeral Mass 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 30th at St Laurence Church, 8245 West Chester Pike, Upper Darby, PA 19082. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Baily Road, Yeadon, PA 19050.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Edward's name to The Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, KS 666715 - woundedwarriorproject.org would be greatly appreciated.