Edward Warren Muench

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Edward Warren Muench

Edward Warren Muench, March 1, 1928 – July 27, 2017 Edward Warren Muench, 89 of Monroe Township died Thursday July 27th at the Monroe Village Health Care Center, Monroe Township.
Born in Belleville, NJ, Mr. Muench lived in Jacksonville, FL, Norfolk, VA and Toms River NJ before moving to the Rossmoor community in Monroe Township in 1984. He was employed as a teacher for the Toms River Board of Education at Walnut Street Elementary, South Toms River Elementary and Toms River High School, retiring in 1990. Previously he served in the US Navy for 22 years where he attained the rank of Master Chief Petty Officer (Parachute Rigger and Naval Parachutist). Mr Muench served aboard numerous Atlantic Fleet aircraft carriers including the Leyte, Coral Sea, FDR, Forrestal, Lake Champlain and Randolph. While aboard the Randolph, he was involved in the recovery operations for astronauts, Gus Grissom and John Glenn. His last tour of duty was as School Supervisor and Assistant Training Officer of the Parachute Riggers School (Class A), Lakehurst Naval Base, NJ. He was a member of the Centurion Club (100+ jumps)
Mr. Muench was an avid cyclist who held many state and other race awards. He was a member of several bicycle clubs including the US Cycling Federation, Century Road Club and The Wheelman. Mr. Muench was eligible for the final tryout for the 1952 Olympic Team representing the US in the Helsinki, Finland bicycle races. He was an active member of Nativity Lutheran Church, East Brunswick, serving on the Church Council.
He owned a series of recreation vehicles and enjoyed traveling with his family to all 50 states and Canada.  Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Shirley Baker Muench, his son Warren and his wife Deborah, his daughter Justine Muench and her husband Brad Thompson and Karen Muench, four grandchildren Erin, Danielle, Tyler and Lauren and his two great granddaughters, Elise and Claire.
A memorial service for Mr. Muench will be held at Nativity Lutheran Church , East Brunswick on August 19th at 12:00 with a reception to follow. Should friends desire, donations may be sent to Nativity Lutheran Church, 552 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 or www.nativity-lutheran.org (donations tab).