In memory of
John "Ed" Kidd
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In memory of
John "Ed" Kidd
John 'Ed' Kidd Parsippany/Troy Hills teacher, lector at St. Thomas of Aquin Church in Ogdensburg and beloved 'Poppy' who radiated joy, 83 John "Ed" Kidd, 83, of Ogdensburg, N.J., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Newton Medical Center, Newton, N.J. Born to John and Frances Kidd in Fair Lawn, N.J., he had lived in Fair Lawn and Paterson before moving to Ogdensburg in 1962. Ed served with the U.S. Coast Guard during peacetime sailing on icebreakers in the Arctic. He received his BA and MA in education from William Paterson University and was studying for 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 R.C. Church, Ogdensburg. He was an avid bowler, golfer, singer and joker. He followed Pope John football and was a New York Giants and Yankees fan. Ed is best remembered as a dedicated family man. Everyone called him "Poppy" and he radiated joy wherever he was. He was an amazing man whose memory will shine through from everyone he has met. Ed was predeceased by his wife, Sally R. Kidd (2010), and a brother, Ronald Kidd, He was the devoted father of Tamara Weber and her husband, Richard of Aurora, Colo.; Scott Kidd and his wife, Robin, of Morganville, N.J., and Lorene Nolan and her husband, Daniel, of Wantage Twp., N.J. He was the loving grandfather of Michael, Scott, Matthew and his wife, Rachel; David, Kimberly and her husband, Alex; Cody, Jessica, Rebecca, Kyle, Laura and James, and cherished great-grandfather of Tyler and Joseph. He was the sweetheart of Elaine Czarnecki. The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J., on Friday, June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, Ogdensburg. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Memorial gifts to St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, 53 Kennedy Ave., Ogdensburg, N.J. 07439 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105 would be greatly appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com .
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In memory of
John "Ed" Kidd
John 'Ed' Kidd Parsippany/Troy Hills teacher, lector at St. Thomas of Aquin Church in Ogdensburg and beloved 'Poppy' who radiated joy, 83 John "Ed" Kidd, 83, of Ogdensburg, N.J., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at Newton Medical Center, Newton, N.J. Born to John and Frances Kidd in Fair Lawn, N.J., he had lived in Fair Lawn and Paterson before moving to Ogdensburg in 1962. Ed served with the U.S. Coast Guard during peacetime sailing on icebreakers in the Arctic. He received his BA and MA in education from William Paterson University and was studying for 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 R.C. Church, Ogdensburg. He was an avid bowler, golfer, singer and joker. He followed Pope John football and was a New York Giants and Yankees fan. Ed is best remembered as a dedicated family man. Everyone called him "Poppy" and he radiated joy wherever he was. He was an amazing man whose memory will shine through from everyone he has met. Ed was predeceased by his wife, Sally R. Kidd (2010), and a brother, Ronald Kidd, He was the devoted father of Tamara Weber and her husband, Richard of Aurora, Colo.; Scott Kidd and his wife, Robin, of Morganville, N.J., and Lorene Nolan and her husband, Daniel, of Wantage Twp., N.J. He was the loving grandfather of Michael, Scott, Matthew and his wife, Rachel; David, Kimberly and her husband, Alex; Cody, Jessica, Rebecca, Kyle, Laura and James, and cherished great-grandfather of Tyler and Joseph. He was the sweetheart of Elaine Czarnecki. The family will receive their friends at F. John Ramsey Funeral Home, One Main St., Franklin, N.J., on Friday, June 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m. at St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, Ogdensburg. Interment will follow at St. Thomas Cemetery, Ogdensburg. Memorial gifts to St. Thomas of Aquin R.C. Church, 53 Kennedy Ave., Ogdensburg, N.J. 07439 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, Tenn. 38105 would be greatly appreciated. Information and condolences can be found at fjohnramseyfuneralhome.com .
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Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027S

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027D

Celebrate the life of a departed friend or family member with an exuberant and patriotic bouquet of red, white and blue flowers. Comforting memories of a life lived in service to the country are bought to mind with red and white roses, white gladioli and Oriental lilies, and blue hydrangeas beautifully arranged in a simply lovely white woodchip basket. Perfect for floor or tabletop display at a wake, for an altar or in a sanctuary at the funeral or to send to the home of grieving family and friends.

Standard arrangement is approximately 25"H x 19"W.

Deluxe arrangement is approximately 27"H x 19"W.

Premium arrangement is approximately 27"H x 21"W.

Sku: ftd-S43-5027P
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