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Edward Zogheb

3/31/2017

 

Edward Zogheb, age 90 of Wayne passed away peacefully at home on Friday March 31, 2017 while receiving the loving care of his family.

Edward was born in Jersey City and was raised in Weehawken. Just after his 17th birthday, he volunteered for service in the United States Army. Due to his age at that time, the army delayed his entering active duty until he graduated from high school. After serving our country proudly from 1944 till 1946, he was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He then continued with his education, and attended Columbia University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. He furthered his education and earned his Master’s degree in Chemistry at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. Edward also earned a degree in Mathematics, and completed a number of courses towards a Doctorate Degree.

After completing his master's degree, he went to work for a company by the name of K&E, where he worked as a Chemist from 1958 until 1971. After this, he took a position as a Forensic Chemist with the New Jersey State Police in Little Falls, where he worked for more than twenty years until retiring in 1997. Edward was able to enjoy twenty years of retirement with his wife and children.

Edward was a devoted member of the Bethel Gospel Chapel in Union City since his youth. It was there that he met his future wife Marilyn. Ed and Marilyn began spending time together after church and as fate would have it, they fell in love and were married on April 29, 1961 in Washington Township. They settled in North Bergen at first and later moved to Wayne in 1966. Wayne is the place they would call their home and raise their five children.

Edward remained very active with Bethel Gospel Chapel, and eventually became one of the elders who shared all duties of running the church. Along with helping with the administration, he was often called upon to give sermons to the congregation.

Edward was an avid reader and continued to educate himself throughout his entire life. He never went anywhere without a book in his hand. He had an extensive library in his home and while his wife Marilyn would take the kids to their sporting events, Edward would take them to book stores or the library. He was committed to providing a good education for his children, and was always there to help with their homework. Not only did he continue to educate himself in chemistry and mathematics, he also studied religion, history, and different languages as well including Arabic, Greek, and also Spanish which was spoken at his church, Bethel Gospel Chapel. And although Edward was a well-educated brilliant man he remained very modest and humble throughout his entire life.

Edward was a devoted husband and cherished fifty-six years of loving and loyal marriage together with his wife Marilyn. He was a devoted father and grandfather who touched the lives of many people and will be sincerely missed by all who knew him.

Edward is survived by his wife Marilyn (nee Holst) of Wayne, three sons; Steven and his wife Connie of Lumberton, Thomas and his wife Michelle of Burlington Twp, and John of Wayne, one daughter Karen of Wayne, six grandchildren; David, Jason, Ryan, Matthew, Michael, and Marielle. He was predeceased by his son David in 1985 as well as his brother Richard in 2014.

Friends may visit with the family on Friday April 7, 2017 from 6-9PM at the VanderMay Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Rd, Wayne. A service will be held during the visiting hours at 8:30PM.

Interment will be on Saturday April 8, family and friends will gather at 9:30AM at the funeral home, then at 10:30 depart for Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa.

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