Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ed's viewing and funeral service on Sunday, January 13 and Monday January 14, 2019 at Barr Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main Street, Millville. There will be a viewing Sunday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Monday morning from 10 AM to 11 AM, followed by the funeral service at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.
Obituaries » Edward Paranych
Edward John Paranych of Millville passed away in the early hours of January 8, 2019 in his home attended by his family.
Born in New York City on January 23, 1930 to Ukrainian immigrant parents, Ed moved to South Jersey as a young boy and began a long life filled with hard work, adventure, and happiness. He worked with his parents on their egg farm first in Dorothy and later in Millville. He would also ride his bicycle into town and usher at the Levoy Theatre. After graduating Millville High School in 1948, Ed worked as a drafter for a local utility until he was called to duty and served two years in the Army during the Korean War. Ed attended a trade school in Philadelphia where he learned the skills he needed to become master machinist. He held down a multitude of jobs including building homes in Laurel Lake and working at Carlisle Gas Burners before beginning a storied career as a machinist for Armstrong/Kerr/American National Can from where he retired in 1995. Ed also was a big half of a successful business (Clem and Ed’s Cesspool Service) for over forty years. Even after he retired, he acted as a chauffeur for Wheaton Glass for a number of years, taking executives to and from airports in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Newark, and New York City.
In his leisure time, Ed would read through two or three newspapers every day, was a member of the American Legion, the VFW and the Free Masons. He was the truest of Eagles fans and was thrilled when they finally won the Super Bowl in 2018. Most of all, Ed enjoyed traveling. He and his wife traveled extensively throughout their marriage before, during and after raising their two daughters and were lucky to visit over 30 states, several European countries and even took a few cruises in the Caribbean.
Ed was a man who could fix or build just about anything and was never afraid to speak his mind. He will be sorely missed by his family and friends who knew him to be tough as nails on the outside, but kind and thoughtful on the inside.
He was predeceased by his parents Konstantine and Anna (Lototski) Paranych and sister Sophie (Sue) Manduke.
Ed is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Janet Ruth (Peterson), his daughters Nancy Lynn (Frank) Buczynski, and Jane Anna Paranych Lewis, his grandchildren Rachel Elizabeth Buczynski and Abigail Esther, Adam Edward and Peter William Lewis as well as thirteen nieces and nephews who claim him as their favorite uncle.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Ed’s viewing and funeral service on Sunday, January 13 and Monday January 14, 2019 at Barr Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main Street, Millville. There will be a viewing Sunday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Monday morning from 10 AM to 11 AM, followed by the funeral service at 11 AM. Burial with Military Honors will be in Greenwood Memorial Park.