Ogdensburg, NJ: John “Ed” Kidd, 83 years old, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Newton Medical Center, Newton, NJ. Born to John and Frances Kidd in Fair Lawn, NJ, he had lived in Fair Lawn and Paterson before moving to Ogdensburg, NJ in 1962.
Ed served with the United States Coast Guard during peacetime sailing on icebreakers in the Arctic. He received his BA and MA in Education from William Paterson College and was studying to his doctorate. While in college he tried out for the Cardinals as a catcher. Ed was a Middle School teacher for Parsippany/Troy Hills for 35 years retiring in 1996. He also worked as a bus driver for Lakeland Bus Company during his summers. John was a Parishioner, Lector, Cantor, Collection Counter and Choir Member for St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ. He was an avid bowler, golfer, singer and joker. He followed Pope John Football and was a New York Giant and Yankee fan. Ed is best remembered as a dedicated family man, everyone called him “Poppy” and he radiated joy wherever he was. An amazing man whose memory will shine through from everyone he has met.
Ed is predeceased by his wife, Sally R. Kidd(2010) and a brother, Ronald Kidd and is the devoted father of Tamara Weber and her husband, Richard of Aurora, CO, Scott Kidd and his wife, Robin of Morganville, NJ and Lorene Nolan and her husband, Daniel of Wantage Twp., NJ. Loving grandfather of Michael, Scott, Matthew and his wife, Rachel, David, Kimberly and her husband, Alex, Cody, Jessica, Rebecca, Kyle, Laura and James. Cherished great grandfather of Tyler and Joseph. Sweetheart of Elaine Czarnecki.
The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main Street, Franklin, NJ on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 4-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 10 AM at St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, Ogdensburg, NJ. Interment to follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg, NJ. Memorial gifts to St. Thomas of Aquin RC Church, 53 Kennedy Avenue, Ogdensburg, NJ 07439 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be greatly appreciated.