Edward William Schwehm, 62, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, passed away of Glioblastoma, a rare and fatal brain cancer, on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013. He was born in Middletown, NY in 1951 to parents Edith and the late Eduard Schwehm. Ed received his Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and his Masters of Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson. He was married to Wendy Helliesen Schwehm. And they raised two wonderful children in Ridgewood.
Ed was an accomplished businessman, working for and then purchasing Brundage Associates, Inc., a manufacturer’s sales representative agency selling industrial products to distributors and original equipment manufacturers in the tri-state area. He specialized in custom components used in various specialized equipment.
Ed was an active member in the community, volunteering at his church, West Side Presbyterian Church, and coaching his kids’ sports teams. Ed was a life-long New York Jets fan, though only because the wait list for New York Giants season tickets was too long.
He is survived by his wife, Wendy, and by his children: Edward Adam Schwehm, and Kristina Ashley Schwehm. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Mia MacKenzie Schwehm.
Receiving of friends will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 2-4 & 7-9 at Vander Plaat Funeral Home, (www.vpfh.com), 257 Godwin Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Ed’s memory be made to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Brain and Tissue Bank where he chose to have his brain donated for research. The address for the NICHD BTB is 31 Center Dr, bldg 31, Room 2803, Bethesda, Md. 20892.
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