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Ridgewood NJ, Louis Edward Peay, affectionately known as “Eddie”, departed this life peacefully on April 30, 2022. Eddie was born on October 25, 1936, in Hackensack, NJ to the late Carlos Sr. and Ernestine Peay.
Eddie was educated in the Village of Ridgewood schools, attending Union Street Elementary School, George Washington (GW) Junior High School, and Ridgewood High School. After graduating high school in 1954, Eddie attended Lafayette College (Easton, PA) to study engineering and play football.
Eddie was a successful entrepreneur, starting several businesses including the locally recognized brand “Peay Moving Services” which he operated for over 60 years. When he closed the doors to his moving business, Eddie finally retired and remained in Ridgewood managing his local real estate investments, spoiling his grandchildren, and sharing a “Hey Buddy” with a smile around town.
Eddie excelled in baseball and football. This passion carried from his youth, through high school and on to college culminating most recently with his recognition as a Class of 2022 inductee into the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Eddie leaves to cherish his memory his sons: Louis “Tony” Peay (Cathleen) of Raleigh, NC and Jacques Peay (Jill) of Ridgewood, NJ. Son-in-Law: Gary Henson of Camden, NJ. Grandsons: Bryce Joyner, Garette Henson, and Anthony Peay. Nephews: Carlos Peay III and William Peay; Grandnieces: Parmalier Peay and Dejoie Peay; Brother-in-law and Sister in-law: James and Margo Grant and their sons Derrick and Rashawn of Raleigh, NC. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Essie, and daughter Colette. www.vanemburgh.com