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Edwin J. MacAdams, WWII Navy Veteran, Retired Master Sgt. and Battalion Operations Sgt.

Edwin J. MacAdams of Sewell on March 3, 2006. Aged 80 years. Born March 16, 1925 in Camden, NJ, Ed was a graduate of Woobury High class of 1942. At age 16 he went to work with RM Hollingshead Corp.
 
Ed joined the US Navy in 1943, served in the Asiatic Pacific as a torpedo-man 2nd class and was
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Edwin J. MacAdams
discharged in February of 1946. In March of that same year Ed joined the NJ Army National Guard, attaining the rank of Master Sergeant and Battalion Operations Sergeant, retiring in 1985.
 
Following his military service, Ed worked in construction industry in many crafts. He retired E.I. Dupont in 1984 as rigger first class with 20 years of service. Ed had his own tax preparation business for many years. He was a longtime member of the VFW Post #6884 National Park.
 
He is the beloved husband of the late Eleanor nee Sarlo, devoted father of Lyle A. Gray & his wife Pam and Deborah DiPierro & her husband Anthony, Jr., dear brother of Charles, Eugene "Jeep" & Horace and the late Joseph & Reynolds, loving grandfather of Anthony, Jr., Nicole & Reneë.
 
Funeral under the direction of the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter St., Woodbury.
 
Funeral Mass  in St. Mary RC Church, Gloucester City. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro.

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