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Edward Fahey

August 17, 1928 — December 3, 2022

West Grove

Edward J. Fahey, age 94, a resident of Jenner’s Pond Community in West Grove, PA., passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Christiana Hospital in DE. He was the husband of Susan M. Brewster Fahey and the late Elizabeth Mullen Fahey who preceded him in death, as did his parents, Robert E. and Kathryn Keating Fahey and a sister, Josephine Fahey.  He is survived by four children: Susan Calio (Jay), Patricia Donmoyer (Larry), Robert Fahey (Carolyn Wilhelm), and Jane Orner (John); 10 grandchildren: Michael Calio (Lindsay), Mark Calio, Brian Calio (Julia), Sean Donmoyer (Kait), Nathan Donmoyer (Ami), Erin Danley (Sheldon), Lauren Barolin (Austin), Matthew Fahey, Andrew Orner, and Brendan Orner (Natalie), as well as 11 great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by Susan’s four children and seven granddaughters, all of whom loved him dearly.

Ed was raised on his family's farm in Kennett Township and attended St. Patrick Elementary School and Kennett High School, followed by the University of Delaware where he earned a degree in engineering and later an MBA. He served as an Army artillery officer and then had a 40-year career with All American Engineering Company in DE where he rose to president in 1971 and was also responsible for subsidiaries in Ireland and England. Ed was proud of the company's roles in America's military and space programs and in exporting flight safety equipment to 35 foreign countries.

Ed was a member of St. Patrick parish and the Kennett Coffee Klatch, and a former member of the Kennett Country Club where he and Betty enjoyed playing tennis. He served on zoning, school, symphony, United Way, and library boards, plus a term as Mayor of Kennett Borough. He enjoyed travel, water coloring, singing, sudoku, and delivering programs at Jenner’s Pond, and he was a faithful fan of the Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State football.

He was an enthusiastic supporter of all the sports, endeavors, and activities of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and he was delighted to get to know Susan’s extended family.

His life experiences provided Ed with many stories that he recounted with great detail and humor.  He relished each relationship he developed whether it was from college, work, Kennett Square, Jenner's Pond, or his extensive family and their friends - all of them grew to love Dad /Ed /Big Ed /Edward/ Pop for the caring and truly decent man he was.  A special highlight for the Fahey clan was the beach week he provided each year, where most recently 39 family members gathered to laugh and love.

Family and friends are invited to Ed’s memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM Saturday, December 10, 2022, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 212 Meredith St., Kennett Square, PA  19348.  You are also invited to a visitation with family and friends from 11:30AM – 12:30PM at Kennett Square Golf and Country Club, 100 East Locust Lane, Kennett Square, PA  19348 with a reception to follow.   Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Ed’s memory to Community Volunteers in Medicine ( https://www.cvim.org/ ), the American Cancer Society ( https://donate3.cancer.org ), or the Arthritis Foundation ( https://www.arthritis.org/ ).

Arrangements are by Matthew Grieco of Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. ( 484-734-8100 ). To view Ed’s online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecofunerals.com.

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Service Schedule

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Visitation

Saturday, December 10, 2022

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

100 E Locust Ln, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Reception Following the Visitation

Kennett Square Golf & Country Club

100 E Locust Ln, Kennett Square, PA 19348

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Private Interment

Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory

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