HOPEWELL JUNCTION - Edward J. Begosh, 81, an area resident since 1960, died on May 28, 2017 at home surrounded by his family.

Born on September 18, 1935 in Swoyersville, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Margaret (Adamchak) Begosh. Ed had been employed as an electrician with IBEW Local 363 for 45 years until his retirement in 1998. He had previously worked as a lineman with Local 1319 in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He also sat on the Executive Board and Negotiating Committee for IBEW Local 215 in Poughkeepsie.

Ed built his own home, loved gardening and yard work, and cherished the times he spent with his family and friends. He was also an avid Washington Redskins fan.

On August 15, 1958 in Swoyersville, PA, Ed married Grace A. (Emershaw) Begosh. His wife of almost 59 years survives at home. He is also survived by his daughter, Barbara Waligunda and her husband Jeff Qualters of Wappingers Falls; his son, Paul J. Begosh of Marlboro; his grandson, Dalton J. Begosh of Marlboro; his sisters-in-law, Hilda Begosh of Webster, NH and Marbeth Begosh of Philadelphia, PA; his brother-in-law who was like a third brother, Bruce Dadurka and his wife Emily of Forty-Fort, PA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his stepfather, Albert Ramiza; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Emil and Sophia Emershaw; his grandson’s mother, Tammie Alderman; his son-in-law, David Waligunda; and his brothers, Peter and Andrew Begosh.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ponciano Reyes and his staff at the Hudson Valley Cancer Center and members from Hudson Valley Hospice for the care and support they provided Ed. He wanted to wish the many friends and their families, that he met as he underwent his treatments, all the best in their personal fights against cancer. He enjoyed the conversations and friendships that he developed with each of them tremendously.

He told his children that he especially wanted to recognize his loving wife for her unending devotion and compassionate care throughout his long illness. He was deeply grateful and wanted her to know that she will be forever loved.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday from 4-7 pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Thursday at 10 am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by entombment at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Please visit Ed’s Book of Memories at www.mchoulfuneralhome.com.

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