Obituaries

The Family of Edward Voluntad invites you to celebrate his lifeon Tuesday, May 25, 2021.

Visiting hours will be held  3:00 - 5:00pm 

A very special Celebration of Life Service will follow, beginning  5:00 - 7:00pm.

Our Father in Heaven called Edward home on May 18, 2021. The loss of Edward will be felt by everyone who encountered him. He was the most generous, caring, selfless and gentle soul, you could meet. He would go out of his way to assist anyone in need; his ability to help others, brought much joy to his life; especially when it came to his family. His granddaughter, Kylie was the apple of his eye. If you asked anyone about Edward, they could tell you a story of how he changed their life, with his helping hand, wisdom and compassion.

Edward was born in Brooklyn, NY, to Eva Velasquez and Edward Voluntad Sr. He had a unique knack for learning how to do just about anything. After graduating from Aviation HS in Queens, he obtained a Class A Machinist license and landed a job at Phil Shore Manufacturing in Brooklyn. Soon after, Edward opened his own business called Noelle Contracting, where he honed his skills in home improvement and renovations. Edward went on to engage in many ventures; he worked for Sanitation for many years and made his way into becoming a Drug Counselor for Phoenix House, where he later became a Director. His desire to motivate and encourage those around him, made him successful in every project he took on. Edward was an amazing father and grandfather; he did everything for his girls, right down to sewing costumes for his granddaughter’s talent shows. He was creative, artistic, funny, inquisitive and smart.

Toward the end of his life he developed a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and was filled with excitement when learning about the bible. He looked forward to weekly bible sessions with his family and never missed a session.

Edward was a person after God’s own heart and will be dearly missed.

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š 40 Persons Maximum in the chapel AT ALL TIMES

š MASKS are required to be worn in the appropriate manner, pulled taut covering all respiratory orifices AT ALL TIMES.

š Please maintain a safe distance of 6 FEET

  • Families in the same household may be seated together as they are all from the same home and share common space regularly, however,
  • we ask families to MAINTAIN 6 FEET DISTANCE from other visitors and family groups who DO NOT SHARE THE SAME HOUSEHOLD REGULARLY

š PLEASE DO NOT MOVE CHAIRS / OR / RE-ARRANGE SEATING

We would like to offer our families and guests the opportunity to safely grieve for their loved one, as well as accommodate guests to pay their respects as well in a safe environment.   We ask you to please be respectful of our guidelines as they are currently the most proven measures we can take to ensure keeping your family, guests and our staff safe & healthy.

Gregory G. DeJohn
Licensed Funeral Director, Owner

Charles F. Each
Licensed Funeral Director, Manager

Brooke Lynn Pesola
Licensed Funeral Director

Matthew J. Pinto
Licensed Funeral Director

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