Edward J. Cooney, 58, lost his battle with his disease and passed away on Sunday Sept. 22, 2019. Ed was born on February 3, 1961, in Astoria Queens, N.Y., to Thomas and Edith (Langendorfer) Cooney. At age 3, his parents moved to Pleasant Valley Lake in McAfee, N.J., where he attended and graduated from Vernon High School. Having earned his CDL license at 18, Ed enjoyed driving in many capacities - school bus driver - Eagle ambulance, worked as a Transportation Coordinator for Sussex House at Newton Hospital for 19 years and then for Bridgeway. Ed was a hard worker who held many part time jobs with Barry's towing, ski patrol at Vernon Valley and Mountain Creek. In his free time you would find him riding his Harley. Ed was known for his drumming skills and played nights and weekends with known bands - "Up in Arms" - "The Third Rail" - Carl Richards Band"
He was predeceased by his wife, Teresa Burns. Survived by his parents Tom and Edie Cooney, a sister Linda and her husband Tim Small, their children Jason, Corey and Tyler of Hardyston. His brother Kenneth Cooney of Steamboat, Colorado, and his former wife, Vivian Cooney and her daughter Brittnay Brown.
Ed will be remembered for his sense of humor, his drumming skills and his willingness to help others.
Relatives and friends will be received on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 2-4 p.m. with services at 4 p.m. at the Ferguson-Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Rt. 94, Vernon, NJ ( GPS use 1 Vanderhoof Court). In lieu of flowers Residential Hospice, 100 Sterling Park Way, Suite 100, Mechanicsburg, PA07050 or Fr. Johns Animal House 50 Father Johns Ln, Lafayette, NJ 07848. For information and condolences see www.fergusonfuneralhomesnj.com.