Edward J. Ahern

HUDSON – Edward James Ahern, 88, of Hudson, died Monday, July 21, 2014.

Edward graduated from the Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn., in 1944. He attended Georgetown University and graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree.

Edward worked for GE and retired from J&L Steel.

Mr. Ahern served his country in the U.S. Navy, was a member of St. Andrew’s Golf Club, and coached Little League. He was a member of the Optimist Club in Overland Park, Kan., the O’Bannon Creek Golf Club in Cincinnati, Sea Pines Country Club and Holy Family Catholic Church in Hilton Head, S.C. He loved golf, sailing, hockey and fishing.

Edward was a beloved husband of 64 years of Barbara McKee; loving father of James R. (Jan), Edward J. Jr., Capt. Michael G. (Julia), U.S. Navy-retired, and G. Thomas (Candace); dear grandfather of Brittny Ahern (Scott) Strubbe, James R. (Julie) Ahern Jr., Jessica Ahern (Matt) Kirschling, Lisa (Tim) Clay, Edward J. (Sami) Ahern III, Matthew Ahern, Daniel Ahern, Kelsey Ahern, Ryan Ahern and Tess Ahern; great-grandfather of Ireland and Thomas J. Strubbe, Emily, Ashley, Katie and Samantha Ahern Taylor, and Hayley and Tim Clay.

He was the brother of the late Eldred Ahern Olson, Phyllis Ahern Walsh and Therese Ahern Cummins.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 340 N. Main St., Hudson,where everyone should meet at the church. Friends will be received 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Johnson-Romito Funeral Home, 19 E. Main St., on the square in Hudson, www.johnsonromito.com, 330-650-4181.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Suite E, Green, OH 44685, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236.

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