McGINTY, EDWARD "Ed", - - Atlantic City has lost one of it's finest sons. On Friday June 16th. Edward Joseph McGinty passed away surrounded by family and friends in the city he loved. His cause of death was injuries sustained from an accidental fall. Born in Atlantic City on the 22nd of November in 1928 to Hughie & Helen McGinty, Ed grew up on the beach, boardwalk and city streets to become a respected and accomplished businessman and philanthropist of Atlantic County. He attended elementary school at Our Lady Star of the Sea while also working at the Ritz Carlton. His stories from the era were of great value to the producers of HBO's Boardwalk Empire on which he had a tremendous contribution. A graduate of Holy Spirit High School, he proudly served the city as a lifeguard on the Atlantic City Beach Patrol. Fighting seas and saving lives with his friends and family on the beach were some of his favorite times, and he supported the Beach Patrol in numerous ways throughout his life.After serving his country as an Electrician Second class in the United States Navy, Ed graduated from Temple University and returned to his beloved hometown to help his father and brothers build Atlantic Coast TV Cable Corporation, one of the very first cable television systems in the world. His generosity and charity had no limits, and Ed's efforts in producing the March of Dimes telethon set the standard for similar TV broadcasts around the country. In it's heyday, the annual telethon was one of the most successful fund-raisers in the nation to help children and prevent birth defects. A licensed Master Captain and lifelong sailor, Captain Ed loved boats and the sea. He could not wait to take his first mate Bernadette, his children, grandchildren and friends out on the ocean for fishing trips or just a "beautiful day at the shore". In 2011, upon landing in Florida after a birthday cruise thru the Panama Canal he had finally achieved his goal of circumnavigated the globe by boat. His greatest joy was spending his time with family and friends. A devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather, he was present at nearly every academic, athletic and social event in which his family were involved. He enjoyed breakfast dates with friends Tom Sykes and Sister Grace Nolan, and daily lunches with friends Dan Lawler, Jimmy Walsh and his brothers Rob and Charlie. Ed is pre-deceased by parents, Hughie and Helen McGinty, in-laws, G. Patrick and Lorraine Walsh, Arleen Walsh-Wegman, Colleen and Danny McGinty. He is survived by the love of his life, Bernadette (Walsh) His beloved children, Kathy (Ken) Mongelluzzo of Newfield, NJ, JoAnne (Jim) Snook of Linwood, NJ, Eddie (Noelle) McGinty of Los Angeles, CA, and Michael (Allison) McGinty of Alameda, CA. His treasured grandchildren Katie (Howie) Cardoza of Cranston, RI, Kellie (Scott) Hornbaker of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Kyle Mongelluzzo of Newfield, NJ, Jamie Snook of New York City, NJ, Jake Snook of Linwood, NJ, Stella and Declan McGinty of Alameda, CA, and cherished great-granddaughter, Abigail Hornbaker of Egg Harbor Township, NJ. His esteemed brothers, Rob (Claire) McGinty of Linwood, NJ, Rich (Jane) McGinty of Solvang, CA, and Charlie (Claudia) McGinty of Northfield, NJ.His respected brothers-in-law George (Laura) Walsh, Kevin (Denise) Walsh,and beloved sister-in-law, Colleen (Steve) Barlage. not to mention, multiple nieces, nephews, and many great and valued friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated for Ed McGinty 11:00am Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church 2651 Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City. Visitation with Ed's family and friends will be held in church from 9-11am. The Rite of Committal will be offered at the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery, Route 50 in Estell Manor. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Ed's memory to Arrangements by the Gormley Funeral Home LLC, AC.

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Merri Weiss

So sadden to read this in the Press... we are so sorry for your loss... we enjoyed many a bowling nights so long ago... Bernadette, you and your family are in our prayers... God bless Merri and Val Weiss

Patricia Ferry

On behalf of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, we extend our sympathies at your sudden loss.

Michael Neminsky

Our thoughts and prayers are with Ed and the beautiful family that he has left here to promote the McGinty history. A family well known and respected. May God accept you with open arm's.🙏

Mary Anne Roney

I am So very sorry to hear of "Uncle Ed's passing! So many fun memories- Timber Hill, Tuna Tournaments, Brigantine, Absecon... This is a tremendous loss for family as well as friends. Rest in peace, Mr. McGinty. With loving thoughts, Mary Anne

Kerry Burns

So sorry for your loss.

Terri Bauman

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad was a great guy. His passing will be mourned by many. Jeff & Terri Bauman

Skip Evans

Bernadette, sorry to read of Ed's passing Prayers for you and your family

Timothy McBride

Mrs. McGinty, Mike, and Family,
I had just seen you both on Thursday at Fitzpatricks Deli and you both looked wonderful.
I am so sorry to hear of your sudden loss.
Mike, you truly do have wonderful parents, my sincere condolences.
Rest in Peace Mr.McGinty.
Tara Higgins- Wescott

ed keller

Bernadette, I was lucky to be able to know and work with you and Ed and the whole family to help HSHS football, A person like Ed only comes along once in a lifetime you are very fortunate to have him. Respectfully, Ed Keller

Ed Kline

So sorry for your loss, Ed Kline and Kline Construction Co. Galloway, N.J.



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