Edward Denne III

Obituary of Edward C. Denne III

Edward C. Denne III of Clinton Township, NJ, passed away on September 17th, 2023, at his home, succumbing to colon cancer - the only challenge he could not master.

Ed was born in Pittsburgh PA on April 19, 1951, to Edward Jr. and Anne Townsend Denne.  He spent most of his growing up years in Glenside PA, with many idyllic summers spent in East Hampton, NY surrounded by cousins and grandparents and steeped in generations of family lore. It was through his grandmother in particular that he developed his lifelong interest in history and genealogical research.

Following his graduation from Eisenhower College in Seneca Falls, NY in 1973 (and a unique summer as the area Mr. Softee) Ed began work with Dun & Bradstreet - a 20 year career that culminated in his position as VP Systems Development - North America.  Ed distinguished himself not only by his smart out-of-the-box thinking, but by his humor and kindness - always the de facto master of ceremonies.  He took those same qualities to Skinder-Strauss Associates in 1993, where he was COO and Publisher in their family of companies. After 23 years there, Ed retired in 2016 and dedicated himself to his greatest passions - geneology (writing and publishing "Letters Home, Time and Again"), travelling with wife Gayle, perfecting the Denne homestead and, greatest of all, enjoying his adored family.

Ed is survived by his wife Gayle (Fuess) Denne (married November 24, 1973); children Matthew Townsend Denne, Joshua Stewart Denne, and Carrie Eliza (Denne) Ferguson and her husband Sean - all of whom made him immensely proud; granddaughter Jocelyn Anne Denne; and sister Sherrill (Denne) Heinrichs.  Ed was also blessed with more family and friends too numerous to list but, as he said, "you know who you are".  He cherished them all.

Arrangements are under the care of Martin Funeral Home, Clinton NJ. To send condolences to the family please visit www.martinfh.com

A celebration of life will be planned for the near future.  Please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society.  A cure is so needed. Onward.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Edward
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Martin Funeral Home
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