Edward  Zimny

Edward M. Zimny

Saturday, July 29th, 1933 - Friday, September 13th, 2019
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Edward M. Zimny, 86, of Point Pleasant passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019 at Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus in Lakewood.
Mr. Zimny was a proud 50+ year member and union official with the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in Edison before retiring. He was a strong proponent of creating “family-sustaining” jobs, and firmly believed that a union environment assisted in achieving that goal. He was a devout catholic, and member of Sacred Heart RC Church in Bay Head where he found so much joy in serving as an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society.
“The Hammer”, in which he was affectionately known to all, was an institution within the Jersey Shore fishing scene, where he and several very close friends and associates, spent all their available time. Additionally, he especially enjoyed his frequent fishing-related outings to New England, Chesapeake Bay, North Carolina, and Florida.
Born and raised in Elizabeth, he then served his country in the US Navy during the Korean War era in Newport, RI before moving full-time to Point Pleasant in 1967.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Helyn Zimny; 3 sons, Edward M.A. Zimny of Bay Head, Thom Zimny of NYC, and Paul Zimny of Point Pleasant; brother, Richard Zimny and his wife, Barbara of Rochester, MN; sister, Lorraine Rinaldo of Springfield; and 8 grandchildren, Christian, Hunter, Austin, Noah, Bridget, Ryan, Grace and Sophie. Mr. Zimny was predeceased by a sister, Helen Kossak in 2015.
A Funeral Mass will be offered 10am on Friday, September 20, 2019 at Sacred Heart RC Church, 751 Main Avenue, Bay Head. Final interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to The Crippled Children’s Foundation, 2019 4th Ave., North, Birmingham, AL 35203.
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    Friday, September 20th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, September 20th, 2019 10:00am
    Sacred Heart Church
    751 Main Avenue (Highway 35)
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  • Interment

    all services will be conducted privaetly
    505 Burnt Tavern Road
    BRICK, NJ 08724
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Donations are being accepted for: The Crippled Children's Foundation.


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Drew Napp

Posted at 09:57pm
There's not too many people out there like Edward M. Zimny anymore. He was an all around awesome guy and it was a honor to know him! He never failed to make you laugh or have a good story to tell. You could always find him driving around in his white Mercedes with a fishing pole not far behind. I hope you are still catching them up there because I know your surf casting on a beach somewhere! Keep looking over us! Miss you Vivvie!

Kent Napp

Posted at 09:00pm
Edward M. Zimny, also known as the local legend and member of Over The Rail Gang, "Vivve"! You could always find Ed on early beautiful mornings at the Manasquan Inlet with a cup of coffee or even better a fishing rod in his hand; chatting it up with all his buddies, Shop Rite Eddie, Striper Tony, and Fly Rod John. I loved when I used to run into him at the Inlet when I was coming back from my fishing excursions, we used to talk for so long about the fishing that morning. I had the pleasure of becoming close to Ed over the years because I am best friends with his grand son, Austin Zimny. He was a grand father figure to me, always giving life's best advice and endless fish stories that used to make me want to throw one more cast. We used to always keep in touch with one another in regards to what fish were running that day. I will always cherish these memories and keep him close at heart as I grow up in my young adulthood, applying his advice to my everyday life. He will never be forgotten. Every fish I catch this year is for you Vivve! Look over me and bless me with a big one! Because, I know you are crushing the Striped Bass right now, leave some for the rest of us please! Cheers Vivve, I will miss you so much.

Tight Lines,

Kent Napp

John and Anthony Yurkowski

Posted at 06:07pm
Will always cherish the time we spent together watching Austin and Anthony play hockey! Will always look up to you and have fond memories of your kindness and laughter. We often talk about the fun times we had together.

Neil Manheimer

Posted at 05:16pm
The first time we were introduced to Ed, we knew he was someone we wanted to know. We sensed he was a stand-up guy with a BIG HEART! He truly cared about others and loved his family. His kind spirit always kept you interested in what he had to say. He made you laugh. He was someone you really enjoyed being around. I am so glad for the times we had together and thank you for all you shared with us. If we all aspired to be half the man you were, that would say a lot. We will miss you. XXOO
Neil, Jo-Ann, Kent and Drew

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