Edward Patrick McGinnis, 87 of Manahawkin, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 20, 2016, after spending the last few months of his life surrounded by his family who loved him very much. Born in Bayonne, NJ in 1935, Ed lived in Bayonne and Long Beach Island prior to Manahawkin where he resided for 20 years. Edward graduated from St. Michael’s High School in West New York where he played football and Rutgers University. He was a Veteran of the Korean War where he earned the Bronze Star. Prior to his retirement, Edward worked at the New York Stock Exchange for many years. Upon retirement, Edward and Lorraine moved to Long Beach Island permanently where they continued to enjoy being near the water. Edward enjoyed many things in life: fishing and boating, watching the Giants play, playing cards on Thursday nights with his friends, watching his grandchildren grow, telling stories, and most of all, spending time with his wife, Lorraine.
Ed is predeceased by his parents Patrick E. and Hannah McGinnis and his three sisters; Mary Davis, Charlotte Warner and Marguerite Long.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Lorraine McGinnis (nee Murray) who was his partner through life, his two sons; Edward McGinnis and his wife Cheryl, and John McGinnis, his two daughters; Mary Beth McGill and her husband Dan, and Eileen Laracy-McGinnis and her husband Michael, and his six grandchildren; Dan, Molly, Brock, Connor, Sean and Charlotte. All his grandchildren loved to go crabbing with their Grandfather on the docks of Long Beach Island.
Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 3pm to 7pm at Maxwell-Tobie Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 573 Mill Creek Road, Manahawkin, NJ 08050. A Funeral service will take place Thursday, March 24, 10am, at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington NJ.