Edward William Ibold

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Our world has lost a gentle, caring soul. Edward William Ibold had recently celebrated his 84th birthday when he died peacefully at the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice in Newton, New Jersey, on Sunday, August 7, 2022.

Eddie grew up in “The Heights” of Jersey City, where he was especially close to his maternal grandparents, William and Caroline Terpenning. Upon graduating from Dickinson High School, Ed began a long career in electrical drafting for Western Electric, a subsidiary of AT&T. After leaving the Hudson County area, Ed lived for several years in Pittstown before retiring and moving to a new home in rural Montague, where friends could find him tending his garden, tinkering with gadgets, and designing elaborate layouts for his model trains. Meanwhile, he was always planning his next adventure, ready to join friends young and old on a sightseeing train ride or a drive across the country.

Above all, Ed lived a life of service: He served his family, always maintaining a close relationship with his loving parents and assorted relatives near and far. He served his community as Scout Master, guiding city kids through new experiences including Boy Scout summer camp, hiking, fishing and helping build an A-frame cabin at his wooded Montague property. Ed took the Scouts on ski trips and road trips all around the country, forging lifelong friendships along the way. He served his country by volunteering for six years with the US Army Reserves. And he served his God, through active membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Jersey City and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania. Ed was a well-known, well-loved participant at Holy Trinity, sharing his time, talent, and treasure as part of the choir, as a frequent liturgist, and as a member of lay leadership. He preached in the Pastor’s absence, led services for nursing home residents, and filmed church youth events for everyone to enjoy. Ed was also happy to share his favorite hobbies with church members, teaching them how to grow the best tomatoes and inviting the kids to enjoy his model train collection.

Ed was predeceased by his parents, Florence and Frank Paul, formerly of Lavallette, New Jersey. He leaves behind cherished cousins, friends, neighbors, Scouts, and church family who will miss his subtle humor and unwavering kindness. Through his loving nature, Edward Ibold was an only child who became a treasured uncle…a childless man who became a beloved father figure. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate the life of our dear friend:

*Sunday, August 14, 12:30 pm
(Memorial service followed by luncheon)
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
103 Delaware Crest Drive
Dingman’s Ferry PA 18328

In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring Edward Ibold with a memorial contribution to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church: Give Now (onrealm.org)

*For those unable to make the trip, the service will be available via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 261 008 768

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  • Nancy Utter

    We will miss you. You were a great companion on our many railroad vacation trips that Tim planned for us. Rest in peace.

    Your friends in Christ Nancy and Tim Utter

  • Bruce Becker

    We were raised together in Jersey City. A wonderful mentor for the
    rest of my life. He will always be remembered. Always. No Greater Human.

    Your reward is waiting! Enjoy. Your Friend Bruce Becker and Family

  • paul fessak

    I worked with Ed for many years at Telcordia (Western Electric). Ed sat the next door over from me, we saw each other every day at work for many years. We had many conversations on fishing, gardening, tools and so many other topics, Ed was just a great guy, he never had a bad word to say about anyone, although we’ve lost touch over the years I’ve always remembered Ed for his kindness, his friendship it was sad to read about his passing.

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