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EDWARD F. MEEHAN JR.
Mr. Edward “Eddie” Francis Meehan, 93, of Canton, GA passed away Saturday March 4, 2017 following an extended illness. Born in Brooklyn, New York he was the oldest of two children born during the Depression to Edward Meehan and Gertrude Walsh. His younger sister Jacquelyn Meehan Walsh predeceased him 11 years prior. Eddie was one of the few remaining souls of the Greatest Generation. Heaven gained an angel this week.
Eddie left high school to assist his family during the Depression years. He was able to attend the Art School of Brooklyn before being drafted in the US ARMY-Aircorp in 1941. He served in World War II in 5 separate battles and was awarded 5 Bronze stars.
During his 47 year career in the Newspaper business, he worked as art director, manager, cartoonist, editorial artist and map maker. Ed was always known as “the man with a million stories”. He had a great sense of humor and always found the best in all he encountered. Ed loved to spend time with his family. They were his life.
During his last years, his love of the Lord and his faith pressed on his heart to share with all he met.
He was married to Florence Dillhoff for 62 years until her passing in 2008. He will be reunited with her with our Lord and at Georgia National Cemetery on Friday March 10, 2017.
Mr. Meehan is survived by his three daughters, Kathleen Waters, and son in law Chuck Waters of Canton, GA; Carole McAreavey of Alpharetta, GA; Debra Rich and son in law Ernest Rich of Dandridge, TN. Also, he is survived by eight grandchildren Sean, Charles, Marc, Tatiana, Kaitlin, Hunter, Alexandra and Trevor. He had two great grandchildren Holland and Cayden Wiley. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews whom he loved greatly.
Funeral Mass will be held Thursday March 9, 2017 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Alpharetta, GA at 2PM. Visitation will follow at Canton Funeral Home at Macedonia Memorial Park, Canton, GA from 6PM – 9PM.
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