Official Obituary of

Edward Joseph Loftus, Jr.

December 1, 1945 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Edward Loftus, Jr. Obituary

Edward Joseph Loftus, Jr., 78, of Opelika, AL, passed away March 28, 2024. He was preceded in death by parents, Edward Joseph Loftus and Marie Connelly Loftus, granddaughter Caitlin Rose Cummings.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane McDade Loftus, children:  Rosemary (Alan) Cummings, Ted (Laura) Loftus, Susan (David) Johnston, and Jason (Chrisdine) Loftus; sister, Theresa Farrelly; grandchildren: Michael (Carrie) Cummings, Paige Cummings and Jackson Cummings, Emily Johnston, Nick (Isabel) Johnston, and Ryan Johnston, Catherine Loftus, Patrick Loftus, and Sarah Loftus; greatgrandchildren: Drake Cummings and Hank Cummings and many well-loved nieces and nephews.

Ed was born in Philadelphia, PA on December 01, 1945. Ed was an athlete and played all sports and often received first aid by his parents who were both nurses. Ed met the love of his life Mary in 1964. They married in 1967. Ed served his country in the Marine Corp in 1967 and served for three years. Ed and Mary raised their children in Philadelphia, PA until 1984 when they moved to Opelika. Ed graduated from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. He worked for many years as a logistics manager at Ampex Corporation, Murphy Family Farms,  and Smithfield Farms in North Carolina.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 4th, 2024 at 11:00 AM CST in the Chapel at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home. A visitation will begin one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 AM CST.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to the EAMC Foundation in memory of Ed. Gifts can be made online at

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April 4, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home
1500 Frederick Road
Opelika, AL 36801

Memorial Service
April 4, 2024

11:00 AM
Jeffcoat - Trant Chapel


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