In Memoriam: Edward J. Sisk of Elizabeth N.J. Firemen’s FCU Passes, Services to Be Held Sunday

ELIZABETH N.J. – Edward "Eddie" Joseph Sisk, a patriarch of Elizabeth's fire department family as second-generation fire chief, leading figure in Roselle Catholic and Irish-American circles and youth sports coach, passed away at the age of 60 on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Sisk also served as Board Chair of Elizabeth N.J. Firemen’s FCU.

Eddie was born in Elizabeth and was a lifelong resident. He took pride in his family, his parish of St. Genevieve's, and his work with the Elizabeth Fire Department, from which he retired as fire chief in 2010.

Eddie is survived by his beloved wife, Helena, and their three devoted children, Edward Joseph Sisk, Nicholas Dominick Sisk and his wife, Amy Sisk, and Erin Marie Sisk and her fiancé, Craig Andersson.

Eddie was a man of many passions and dedicated his life to his family, his community service, and the Elizabeth Fire Department.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, July 30, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, N.J. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Monday, July 31, at 10 a.m. at St. Genevieve's Roman Catholic Church, 200 Monmouth Rd., Elizabeth, N.J., followed by interment at Saint Gertrude's Roman Catholic Cemetery, 53 Inman Ave., Colonia, N.J.

To send condolences, please forward to Higgins and Bonner Funeral Home, 582 Springfield Ave., Westfield, or visit

In lieu of flowers, Eddie's family requests that donations may be made in his memory to Roselle Catholic High School - The Edward Joseph Sisk Scholarship Fund, 350 Raritan Rd., Roselle, N.J. 07203 or Ryan Patrick Faella Foundation at Post Office Box 1335, Mountainside, N.J. 07091.

The full obituary, published in the Star-Ledger on July 28, 2017is available here.