Edward L. Eldridge Jr., age 95, died on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at his home in Warren, NJ.
Edward was born in Atlantic City, NJ and had lived in Warren for many years.
Edward received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Newark College of Engineering, currently known as NJIT.
Edward proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II.
Prior to his retirement Edward worked as an engineer for Thomas and Betts for over 37 years.
He was truly a world traveler, having been to both the North and South Poles and many other places around the world. He was also an active member or the Free Masons, Overlook Lodge 163.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Ruth Eldridge in 2017 and a son-in-law, Paul La Marr.
Edward is survived by his children, Edward L. Eldridge, Kym La Marr and David Eldridge and his wife, Lisa Spillane Eldridge; grandchildren, Sarah Eldridge, Dylann Eldridge and Evan Eldridge.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, August 28th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with a service immediately following. Entombment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital c/o Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.
We, the Higgins family, for over 135 years and four generations, have been privileged to serve the families and the community as a whole with professional service and personal attention.
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