We are sadden to report the news of the passing of Ed McMeekin at the age of 79.

Best known as EZ-Ed, he led a distinguished life as a husband, father, grandfather, sports enthusiast and public figure.

Ed became a Margate City, New Jersey Police Officer, where he rose to the superior officer rank of Lieutenant.

Ed retired from the Margate Police Department in 1994.

Ed also served as President of the Margate PBA Local # 65.

I well remember how hard he fought for the best interests of the Margate Police Department. Ed was fearless when it came to taking on the Margate City Commission when warranted.

Ed also ran for the Margate City Commission multiple times … coming closer to victory each time he ran … losing his last election by  scant few votes.

Ed took on some of the most powerful and electorally successful Margate City Commissioners in history … running (himself) as an individual candidate … while taking on 3 powerful incumbent running mates at a time … along with other slates of candidates.

It’s hard to find people willing to run for public elective office these days. When Ed ran, there was usually 9 or more candidates running for three seats.

Ed spent his entire life living on Absecon … stretching from Atlantic City to Longport … ultimately settling in Margate, New Jersey.

EZ-Ed McMeekin is an excellent example of a life well lived. He coached numerous children (his own and others) and he directly assisted with the annual Phillies Home Run Derby contest.

Here are the funeral arrangements directly from The McMeekin Family:

Flowers are welcome but if you prefer donations can be made to NJ Alzheimer's Association NJALZ.org OR his daughter's animal rescue organization in TN, A Time 4 Paws PO BOX 2982 Crossville TN 38557 at4p.org. A heartfelt thanks to TN 38557 at4p.org. A heartfelt thanks to Caring of Atlantic County and Complete Care of Linwood for their compassion.

A visitation and church services will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 11 N Kenyon Ave, in Margate on Wednesday, April 17, 2024.The visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. and a funeral mass will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Atlantic City Cemetery In Pleasantville. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home, Linwood - Ventnor. Condolences may be extended to the family at ghwimberg.com.

SOURCES: Our coverage of Ed McMeekin through the years & Ed McMeekin Obituary.

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