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Edward Tiernan

January 26, 1945 — May 11, 2020

Edward (Ebby) Tiernan, 75, most beloved husband, father, and grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 11 at 3:28 pm. Edward was born on January 26, 1945 to Walter and Mary (King) Tiernan. He and his siblings, Walter (Buddy) Tiernan, Jr., Patricia Gallagher, and Barbara Medeiros grew up together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He joined the Navy in 1963 and served during the Vietnam War on the aircraft carrier, USS Hornet. In September 1973, he married Nancy (Woodruff) Tiernan and the pair were devoted to one another for their nearly 47 years of marriage. They raised two children, Amy and Edward, in their home in northeast Philadelphia. Ebby worked as a printer/machinist but was a genius when it came to all things mechanical. He could repair anything that went wrong with a car and could even build one from the ground up. He worked tirelessly to support his family and he was known by all for his gentle spirit and bright smile. While he was passionate about politics, nothing mattered to him so much as his wife, Nancy, and his love for Jesus. He lived each day with the hope of heaven and knew that he would close his eyes here and open them there. Ebby will be deeply missed by friends and family, most especially his wife, Nancy, his daughter Amy Wheeler, her husband, James, and their three children, Kacie, James, and Megan; and his son, Edward (Eddie), and his children, Simon and Merci. If Ebby could speak to you today, quoting Billy Graham, he'd tell you, "When you hear of my death, don't believe a word of it. I am now more alive than ever!" We love you Eb/Daddy/Pop-pop. See you later!
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