Edwin (Ed) M. Jansen of Mahwah, NJ passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home on July 7, 2021 at the age of 78. He was born in Middletown, NY in 1942 and was the only child of Elizabeth and Edwin Jansen Sr. He grew up in Avenel, NJ and graduated from Woodbridge High School.
He completed his undergraduate work at Bloomfield College and pursued graduate level course work at West Virginia University.
Throughout his professional career Ed demonstrated his talent in the sales and marketing field and his success led to a leadership position as marketing director of an international Swiss based company.
At the age of 59 Ed retired from his corporate position and pursued his passion for physical fitness by completing his certification as personal trainer. He then joined his son Darren’s business, Results Personal Fitness in Ramsey, NJ. Ed’s clients respected his expertise and loved him as a friend, and a motivator, who was genuinely invested in helping them achieve their fitness goals. Due to a medical condition he retired in 2017.
In spite of his challenging illness Ed consistently demonstrated a remarkable level of strength, courage and perseverance. His charming personality and wonderful sense of humor remained constant.
Ed was best known for his friendly, likable, fun loving and often humorous personality. He was kind and compassionate and often looked for ways to help someone in need.
In all his undertakings, Ed was proactive and worked hard to achieve whatever goals he set. He was always punctual and took any responsibility seriously. Those who relied on Ed were never disappointed.
Ed loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather.
Ed’s most important interests included music ( he was a member of a rock and roll band during his college years); dancing ( selected to dance on Dick Clark’s American Band Stand Show in his late teens); skiing ( he enjoyed this sport with his children); golf; sports cars and travel. Ed was predeceased by his beloved son Eric. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Jackie (nee Crocitto); son, Darren; daughter-in-law Roniann; and his grandchildren Marissa and Nicholas.
Ed’s family and all who knew him will miss him greatly.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation at Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home, 109 Darlington Ave, Ramsey, NJ, on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A memorial service will be conducted at 7 PM at the funeral home
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Ed’s name to: Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), 912 Killian Hill Road S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047, 404-999-7278, email@example.com
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