Edward Joseph Hess,Jr.

July 30, 1948 - December 16, 2021
Edward Joseph Hess,Jr.

Edward J. Hess, Jr of Gardiner, NY born July 30, 1948, passed away peacefully at home on December 16, 2021. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran, father, grandfather and loved by many.

Ed always loved meeting new people and striking a good conversation. He was the kind of man that never met a stranger, friendly and witty and always had a great joke or story to tell. His favorite activities included karaoke, fishing, watching football, taking road trips, playing cards, and enjoying his retirement living by the beach.

Aside from being survived by his fiancé Karen Leal, Ed also leaves behind two daughters, Kimberly Hess of Raleigh, NC, Tara Gonzalez and her husband Luis of Wilmington NC. and Kacey Breach who was like a son to him. Also, granddaughters Kaylee Robbins, Mia Gonzalez and brother William Hess and wife Kayo of Gardiner, NY. Nephew William Hess and niece Tina Hess. And nephews Michael and Robert Pole.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 1-3 PM at Wilmington Funeral Chapel with military honors at 2PM.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 155 S 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403


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  • December 24, 2021
    Patricia A. Massare says:
    All my love and prayers from Clifford Michel family. We loved Ed’s humor and always caring. He helped me though my dad’s bipass. Last year dad passed away and agian Ed helped me through it. God bless Patricia Michel Massare and family!

  • December 23, 2021
    Becky and David Stokes lit a candle:
    Lit since December 23, 2021 at 12:11:01 PM

  • December 22, 2021
    Gary Decker says:
    Ed grew up next to the Deckers in Gardiner. Ed was a fun loving person that every liked. He will be deeply missed by all that knew Ed. R.I.P Ed

  • December 22, 2021
    Marnie Ottesen Delano says:
    R.I.P. Ed. You were always that Live Wire that lit up a room! You’re missed already. I still remember you cutting up on the bus in school.

  • December 18, 2021
    JW Burriss says:
    Army Gunner, Family Man, Friend to everyone he met. Ed you will be greatly missed.