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Edgar "ED" J. Deal Jr.

December 27, 1950 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 69)



Edgar “Ed” J. Deal, Jr., 69, of Havertown, PA, formerly of Briarcliffe, PA, passed away on November 20, 2020.

Born in Darby, PA he was the son of the late Edgar J., Sr. and Julia R. (née McElroy) Deal.

Ed was a veteran of the Vietnam War, as part of the Army, where he served honorably and received a badge of military merit.  Ed worked as an electrician at Septa for 38 years and served as the Vice President of Briarcliffe Swim Club for 10 years.

He was an avid Nascar and Philadelphia Sports fan. He enjoyed taking things apart, putting them back together, troubleshooting and fixing anything electronic, and working on cars. Ed was always willing to lend a helping hand to neighbors, family, and friends. If something broke or if you had a question about a house project, you called Ed – then he would show up to help. Ed had a passion for music and loved spending time in his garage. His garage door was always open for anyone who wanted to stop by and listen to some classic rock, share a cold beverage, and have good conversation. Thanksgiving was his favorite holiday where he would famously fry turkeys for various neighbors and friends.

Ed loved spending time at the shore in Sea Isle City and especially North Wildwood, NJ, where he and his wife spent the last 18 summers. He loved to visit the Elks Lodge and Anglesea Pub.

Ed and his wife, Elaine, spend a wonderful 34 years of marriage together. He adored his wife as she adored him and were rarely apart from each other. Their dreams came true when they went to Ireland on two occasions.

He was loved so much by his family and friends and will be dearly missed.

Ed was the loving husband of Elaine J. (née Howard) Deal; beloved father of Marc Hanly (Cathy), Colleen Lefkof (Mark), Brian Deal (Linda), Eric Deal (Danielle), Kevin Deal, Dennis DeFino, Jr. (Trish), and Beth Hamilton (Mike); adoring grandfather of 15 grandchildren; dear brother of Regina Pattalino; and devoted uncle of Julia Gibfried (Ashley).

Relatives and friends are invited to his Viewing, Saturday December 12, 2020 at 10:00 to 11:00 AM at St. Denis Church, 2401 St. Denis Lane, Havertown, PA  19083, followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM. 

**In our due diligence to keep the family safe, those planning to attend services will be asked to adhere to the current social distancing guidelines and also be required to wear masks.**

**Ed's Funeral Mass will be live streamed at https://www.facebook.com/thedonohuefuneralhome/videos ; and the video will be available after for later viewing.  Please click the link.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to Vest A Cop, PO Box 461, Ridley Park, PA 19078 would be appreciated.



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December 12, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Denis Church
2401 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA 19083

Funeral Mass
December 12, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Denis Church
2401 St. Denis Lane
Havertown, PA 19083

Interment Private


Vest A Cop
P. O. Box 461, Ridley Park PA 19078

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