Edward Thomas Gingras, 67, passed away April 28, 2020. Edward was born in Englewood, New Jersey, to the late Earnest and Lulu Gingras on December 4, 1952.
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Edward proudly served his country in the US Navy, being active for 4 years and spending 16 years as Petty Officer First Class in the US Navy reserve. He was selected as Sailor of the Year of his division. Ed also volunteered from 9/12/2001 to 9/14/2001 at Ground Zero.
Throughout his life, he volunteered as a firefighter with multiple cities: from 1977 to 1986, he volunteered with the Mahwah, NJ Volunteer Fire Company, from 1986 to 1988 he volunteered with the Herbertsville, NJ Volunteer Fire Company ,and from 1989 to 2010 with the Barnegat, NJ Volunteer Fire Company. During his time within the Barnegat Volunteer Fire Company, he was a former president, trustee and lifetime member.
Edward also spent 31 years with the NJ Turnpike Authority. In 2010, he retired from the NJ Turnpike and moved to Virginia Beach, VA, with his wife, Donna. Once in Virginia Beach, Ed volunteered at the Little Creek Naval Base in the Navy Retired Activities Office for 9 years.
Ed had a love for LSU football and NASCAR racing. He went with his son, Travis, to Dover Monster Mile for 25 years. He will be missed by his family and countless friends.
Left to cheris his memory is: his loving wife of 35 years wife, Donna Gingras; son, Travis (Brittaney) Gingras; granddaughter, Collins Lisalee; cousin, Arden Mahon; best friend, Randy Sterbinsky. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.
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