Edward W. Judge, Jr., South Scranton, died Tuesday after a year of sobriety losing his battle with the disease of addiction.
Born 1985 in Scranton, he was the son of the late Edward W. Judge, Sr. He was also proceeded in death by his Nana and Pop, Kay and William Judge, who raised him after his father’s death. He was a graduate of Bishop Hannan High School. He had been employed by the University of Scranton as a mechanic in the physical plant department. Ed was also a self employed painter which was his true calling. As a painter he was a true artist and meticulous in his work. He painted and worked with gold leafing in many churches both locally and out of the area.
Ed was proud of his Irish heritage and was a caring and loving person. He loved Bruce Springsteen and traveled throughout the United States and the world to see his concerts. He loved sports, especially the Steelers, Yankees and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. But most of all he loved his family. He will be deeply and truly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.
Surviving are aunts Kathleen Schwing and her husband, Tom, New Freedom; and Ellen Judge, Scranton; his uncle, Shawn Judge and his wife, Bridget, Scranton; his great-aunts, Marion Rasieleski, of Westport, CT Sally Sweeney and her husband Jack of Minooka; his great-uncle Marty Judge of Minooka; his cousins including, Catherine Schwing, Padraic Judge, Kelly Schwing, Kayleen and Grace Crowley and Lily Judge; countless family and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 10:30am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave. Scranton by Rev. Joseph Sica.
Friends may call from 9am until time if Mass at the church.
Interment, private at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers the family strongly suggest memorial contributions be made in Ed’s honor to the Moyer Foundation One Penn Center 1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 935 Philadelphia, PA 19103. The mission of The Moyer Foundation is to provide comfort, hope and healing to children and families affected by grief and addiction.
Arrangements have been entrusted to and are under the care and direction of the Vanston and James Funeral Home, Ash St. Scranton.
To share a memory or to leave your condolences for the family please visit www.vanstonandjames.com.
Ed will be greatly missed even by those of us who only knew him briefly. I spent two months with him at Conewago last fall and got to know him quickly on a daily basis. If not for the thoughtful conversations he and I had and his extremely witty sense of humor, my stay there would have been quite difficult. He was very bright and caring. We kept in contact these past couple of months also. I am saddened and both my condolences and prayers are sent to his family. There is no more struggle for him and I will use his memory to bolster my own recovery. Peace to all of you.
You were a grate guy ed loved playing soft ball with u in rehab and will miss u bro fly high brother r.i.p