Edward J. DeAngelo
Edward J. DeAngelo, 55, of Ewing passed away Friday at home after a courageous battle with ALS surrounded by his family and friends.
Born and raised in Ewing, Ed was a lifelong resident.
Ed was a graduate of Ewing High School – Class of 1979 and the Trenton Police Academy – Class #67, he also attended MCCC.
He was a 31 ½ year employee of Ewing Township with 27 ½ years on the Police Department retiring as Lieutenant.
Ed was a Range master and Armorer as well as an instructor in Mercer County and Burlington County Police Academies. He was the Community Officer in charge of special events including National Night Out, and Liaison to TCNJ and Rider University. Ed was President of SOA, (Superior Officers Association) for numerous years. The recipient of the Trenton Elks Lodge #105 Police Officer of the Year Award in 1990, he was further distinguished by receiving the Ewing P.B.A. #111 Police Officer of the Year Award in 1992. Throughout his career with the Police Department, he has received numerous letters of commendation and acknowledgements for exemplary service.
For several years, during the introduction of WZBN’s news program, video was shown of Ed and the SWAT team apprehending a suspect while on the roof of a local apartment building.
His community activities included coaching Ewing Girls Soccer as well as Ewing Little League and Babe Ruth teams. Ed was a member of the West Trenton Italian-American Club and the Ewing Athletic Club. An avid golfer, he belonged to several golf groups at Mountainview Golf Course.
Ed loved to be outdoors with family and friends and summers in LBI at the Devlin compound.
Since Ed’s diagnosis 4 years ago, fundraising efforts in his name have raised over $110,000 dollars for ALS research.
His quick wit, dry sense of humor and practical jokes will be sorely missed by his family, friends and colleagues.
The family would like to take this opportunity to give special thanks to the Bayada Nurses, including Nancy, Cynthia, Thomas, Tracy and Mai for their wonderful care for Ed.
Son of the late Anthony and Catherine Lavelle DeAngelo, he is survived by his wife of 30 years, Susan Shelly DeAngelo; his daughter and son-in-law, Melissa DeAngelo DiStefano and Andrew J. DiStefano of Ewing; his son, Christopher E. DeAngelo of Ewing. Also, many extended family and friends.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 – 8pm at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 137 W. Upper Ferry Road, W. Trenton, NJ 08628.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:30AM at the church. Burial will follow in Ewing Cemetery.
There are no calling hours at the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the direction of the M. William Murphy Funeral Home, 935 Parkway Ave., Ewing.
In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Ed’s name to PENN ALS Clinic, 330 South 9th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 or Project ALS, 801 Riverside Dr., NY, NY 10032.
Posted on 20 Aug 2016 by MFH