Edward J. Holleran, Sr. died peacefully at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center on October 3, 2017 in Scranton, Pennsylvania at the age of 71.
Ed was born on February 26, 1946 in Pittston, Pennsylvania to George and Eva Holleran. He married Virginia Orleski, his high school sweetheart in 1969. Ed is a retired employee of the Luzerne County Courthouse, most recently holding the position of Director of Building and Grounds. He served as a Police Officer in Pittston Twp. for 10 years prior to becoming a Pennsylvania State Constable, an elected position he held for 40+ years. As a constable, he rose to the rank of Major, created the first certified school for the training of constables in Pennsylvania, and served as a legislative representative. He is also a lifetime member of the Pittston Eagle Hose Co.#1 Volunteer Fire Department, where he is a former Fire Chief and Trustee. He also served in the United States Air Force, earning an Honorable Discharge.
Ed enjoyed membership in many community and professional organizations. These include: PA State Constables Association, Luzerne County Constable Association, AFSCME, The Lithuanian Citizens Club, American Legion Post #477, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Knights of Columbus (4th Degree), Luzerne County Federal Credit Union (Board Member), the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Quartet, and the Six Point Rod and Gun Club.
Ed led a life of service to his family, community, state, and country. In 2016, he received a proclamation from the City of Pittston recognizing a lifetime of service to his community. His passion for helping others knew no bounds. From the simplest thing as buying a cup of coffee to helping someone find work, there was rarely, if ever, a situation where he didn’t try to help people. He also enjoyed telling a good story to anyone who listened. To hear him speak of his friends, family, and community, one would think he was the most blessed person in the world, and in that way, he was. He adored everyone and his kindness and pride in others was limitless.
Ed is survived by his wife, Virginia Holleran; his eldest son, Robert and his wife, Lauren along with his three grandchildren, Liam, Nathan, and Emma; his youngest son, Edward, Jr.; his sister-in-law, Trudy Holleran; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother, George Holleran, Jr. of West Pittston and his two sisters, Mary Holleran-Kashuba, Hughestown and Patricia Holleran-Seidel, Pittston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30AM Saturday, October 7, 2017 at Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, 535 N. Main Street, Pittston Interment will follow in St. John the Evangelist Cemetery, Pittston. Family and friends may call Friday, October 6, 2017 from 2PM to 4PM and from 6PM to 8PM at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston. Those attending the funeral are asked to arrive at the funeral home by 8:45AM Saturday morning.