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 WalshiesWarriors.com. Arrangements by the Gormley Funeral Home LLC, AC.
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