Edward J. Gilchrist

Obituary for Edward J. Gilchrist

June 6, 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Edward J. Gilchrist of Philadelphia passed away surrounded by his loving family on June 6, 2022. He was 79 years old. Ed is survived by his beloved wife Elena (nee Deans), his loving children Sheree Temple, Anita Vecchio (Tony), Doreen Davis (Mike), Leslie Gilchrist (Jeff), E.J. Gilchrist (Gina), Kevin Bernard (Patti), Joseph Hennessey (Jen), Edward Hennessey (Katrina) and Margie Grant (Will). Also surviving are 30 grandchildren.
Edward, aka Eddie G, owner and operator of Gilchrist Construction, was known for his love of the outdoors. He was a hard working man who always sought to provide for his family. He valued time and memories over material things- and always believed that you don't need a lot of money to have a lot of fun. He was the life of the party with his stories or his guitar and his amusing renditions of songs. But above all else, he was a teacher. A man of many interests, talents, and hobbies- nothing meant more to him than sharing that knowledge with others. As we reflect over his life, there are countless stories of the adventures of Ed- each of us with our own chapter of his love and influence.
Relatives and friends are invited to share in Ed's Life Celebration Monday, June 20, 2022, starting 6:00 PM and to participate in his service 8:00 PM at John F. Givnish of Academy Rd. 10975 Academy Rd., Phila, PA 19154. Interment private. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Ed's memory to The Boy's and Girl's Club of Philadelphia http://weblink.donorperfect.com/EdwardJGilchrist would be appreciated by his family. To share your fondest memories of Ed. Visit www.lifecelebration.com



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