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Edward J. Pures

July 30, 1941 — April 17, 2024

West Chester, PA

Edward J. Pures, a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather, and honorable Navy veteran, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2024, at the age of 82.

Born on July 30, 1941 in Newark, NJ, Ed led a life defined by strength, loyalty, and selflessness. He was the son of the late Edward J. and Genoveve (née Borkowski) Pures and brother to Robert Pures (Patricia.) The family resided in Irvington, NJ where Ed was known as “Easy Ed” for his ready laugh and relaxed disposition.

After graduating from high school, Ed proudly served his country with honor in the United States Navy, committing three years to defending the freedoms he held dear. It was solely for the sake of marrying the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Ann (née Forte), that he chose to conclude his tenure in the military. Together they shared sixty-five years of unwavering love and companionship, almost sixty of them married, while creating a home filled with warmth, laughter, and countless cherished memories. 

As a father and family man, Ed led by example, imparting values of integrity, diligence, and independence to his children: Suzanne Schaffer (Michael) and E.J. Pures (Ali.) Ed adored his children, affectionately calling them “Super Suz” and “Big E.” Both athletes, Ed was a fixture on the sidelines and their #1 fan, on the field and in life. His subtle guidance and steadfast presence shaped them into the individuals they are today.

Ed loved being a grandfather, enjoying every moment spent with his grandchildren: Cole, Michael, Grey, & Mason. Lovingly called Poppy, he took delight in making them laugh, shared excitement for their sporting events, and cherished the simple joys of family gatherings. Whether it was cheering for them at their games, playing chess, or sharing stories over Sunday dinners, Ed's love for his grandchildren knew no bounds. 

Beyond his family, Ed demonstrated exceptional craftsmanship and creativity. He found fulfillment in various projects, from minor home improvements to constructing a multi-stall barn and an in-ground pool at their Tabernacle, NJ residence, showcasing his skillful hands-on work. Ed also enjoyed maintaining the grounds as well, creating a beautiful oasis for his family to enjoy.

Ed will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by his family, friends, and all who were touched by his gentle spirit and easy way.

A funeral mass to honor and celebrate Ed's life will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made to the Coatesville VA Medical Center in honor of Ed’s memory. 


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