Edwin J. Chatfield Jr., 88, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC, passed away peacefully at home on November 3, 2022.
Edwin was born on November 4, 1933, in Brooklyn, NY, to Edwin and Helen (O’Rourke) Chatfield.
Edwin joined the Coastguard at the age of 17 and served for three years during the Korean conflict. He was a proud veteran and very patriotic. Edwin graduated from St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY. He had a long successful career in sales and marketing.
Edwin raised his family in Central Valley, NY before moving to Ocean Isle Beach 20 years ago. Edwin was a strong member of the communities he lived in. He was generous with his time and was dedicated to helping others. He loved and played the game of golf for many years. Edwin was a spirited man and loved to have a good time with family and friends. As a true New Yorker, he cheered for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Jets. He was quick with a joke, loved reading and sharing his knowledge of history and had an affection for music.
Edwin was predeceased by his sister Helen Chatfield.
Edwin was a kind loving husband and father. He is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Regina; his son Peter Chatfield and his wife Sara; his son John Chatfield; his daughter Jeanne Chatfield and her husband Sam; his son Gerard Chatfield; his daughter Suzanne Kelleher and her husband James; his brother James Chatfield and wife Sue; 7 grandchildren: Connor, Ryan, Robert, Jack, Casey, Travis and Dylan; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea, SC on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 11:00 AM. His family will be present to welcome loved ones.