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Edward B. Wooten
Edward B. Wooten
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Edward B. Wooten, suddenly on October 13, 2021, of Runnemede; formerly of Glendora. Age 64.

Beloved husband and high school sweetheart of Maureen (nee Kilpatrick) for 41 years. Devoted father of Elizabeth Shaw (Richard), Brian Wooten (Ana), and Kathryn Nastasi (Vincent). Loving "Pop-Pop" of Madison, Mason, Mackenzie, and Emilia. Dear son of the late Paul and Doris (nee Higgins) Wooten. Brother-in-law of Michael Kilpatrick (Kathy) and Joseph Kilpatrick. Uncle of Michael Kilpatrick, Toby, Ira, Damian, and Domenic Tomeo. Godfather of Monica DiCiano and Kellyann Lanzetti. Also survived by his aunt Susan Tomeo (Joseph) and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Edward was the true definition of a family man who selflessly put others before himself. He was a basketball coach at St. Teresa Regional School for 25 years and an avid Notre Dame football fan.

There will be a viewing from 5pm to 8pm Sunday and from 8:15am to 9:15am Monday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Mass 10am Monday at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Entombment St. Joseph's Mausoleum, Chews Landing.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Edward's memory to St. Teresa Regional School, 27 E. Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ 08078.

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18
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Runnemede, NJ, United States 08078
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J John Miller on Oct 29, 2021

So Sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Sue Higgins Tomeo my high school classmate let me know. Ed was a Great Coach and motivator at St. Teresa for many years. I coached against him at Most Holy Redeemer and his Dad Paul kept the scorebook for him for several years. The thing I remember most about Ed was his knowledge of the game and patience with his players. Ed ad I had a mutual respect every time we played against each other. Please accept my Condolences for your tragic and untimely Loss . John Miller

D David J MacAnally on Oct 19, 2021

So very sorry to hear of Ed Wooten's passing. Maureen, sincere condolences to you and the family. Ed was a bright star in the Class of 1972 at St. Teresa School. A ready friend, always with a warm and welcoming smile. Everyone writes of Eddie's laughter and sense of humor. That was the gift he gave all of us.

I haven't seen Ed in many years but I'm not surprised to read of his ongoing devotion and support of the school we loved so much. Coach Wooten was such an unselfish soul and his memory will always make us smile.

R Rosemary M. Auge on Oct 18, 2021

Ed made the world a better place. I know your hearts are broken. Rely on your faith and find consolation in the sure knowledge that Ed rests in the arms of his Savior. With prayers from Bill & Rosemary Auge

D Doug Hertler on Oct 18, 2021

Man does this make me sad...
I played for Ed in 8th grade and he was such a good coach, such a good guy... In later years I always looked forward to bumping into him at Church when I would return home to visit. His gentle smile and his kindness were right there on the surface for all to see. That’s truly a special quality. My heartfelt sympathy to his beautiful family and all those who counted him as a friend and mentor. His presence will be painfully missed but I have no doubt that his incredibly bright spirit will continue to shine and be felt by all those who cherished him.

  Susan Tomeo on Oct 17, 2021

Ed, you were my first baby love. We are only 8 years apart in age. I watched you grow into a little boy, teenager, and a great man, father and grandfather. I love you with all my heart that is so broken. Until we meet again. Go Irish !

  Marlene Wells on Oct 17, 2021

Ed was one of the most kindest caring man. Always with a sense of humor..... A DEVOTED, LOVING husband, father and grandfather. Many prayers for Maureen, Beth, Brian, Katie and his 4 grandchildren for strength. He will surely be missed by many.

B Bob Sochor on Oct 16, 2021

Ed was the greatest coach I ever had in my life.
I was a sixth grader at St Theresa’s in 1984 and he taught me so much on the court that I later worked as his assistant coach for a few years until he retired and told me it was my time to coach the team.

I now have twin boys of my own and always tell them that a great coach is someone who not only takes the the time to show you the game but also takes the time to explain how to respect others and be the best person you can be.

Thank you Ed for showing me so many things through our time together and my prayers to your family.

M Mary Thomas on Oct 16, 2021

Maureen, Beth, Brian, and Katie my heart absolutely breaks for your loss. Ed was one of the kindest most caring and giving men I have ever known. He touched the lives of so many young men and women over the years. I always remember him making it a point after a STS basketball game (win or loose) to come over and thank the cheerleaders for supporting and cheering for them. He was truly a class act and will be missed by so many! We pray that all your memories give you comfort at this difficult time.

Mary and Bob Thomas

L Lisa Clifford on Oct 15, 2021

Maureen, Beth, Brian and Kate: words can’t begin to express my sadness for your loss. I have such wonderful memories of hanging out as teenagers and although our paths went in different directions over the years, you (Maureen) and Ed have always held a special place in my heart. He was a good man who touched many lives and my only hope is that I pray you can all find some comfort after your grief has subsided a bit in knowing he is now with his mom and dad, and watching over you all.

Lisa (Libertella) Clifford

j johnpmagee@live.com on Oct 15, 2021

Sorry to here of Ed's passing. Worked with Ed for a number of years, he was dedicated to his work, respected, and well liked by his co-workers.

John Magee

  Jeannine Bandiera-Pucylowski on Oct 15, 2021

So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family and friends and sending prayers.

K Ken Bandiera on Oct 15, 2021

So sorry to here of the passing of Ed your family is in our prayers

Ken and Rose Bandiera

P Pete Lomonico on Oct 15, 2021

The Wooten family has my deepest sympathy. It was my honor to have known Ed Wooten, who I liked from the moment I met him. He coached my son Jonathan at Harry Williams in the rec leagues and was a great coach never seen Ed yell or oget mad at the kids. Ed was always laughing and had a smile on his face. Ed will surely be missed and may he Rest In Peace.
The Lomonico family.

D Debbie Romano on Oct 15, 2021

We are so deeply sorry over the loss of your husband/father. I will always be grateful for the dedication and responsibility he taught my sons while acting as their basketball coach at St. Teresa's. May he rest in peace, and may God give all of you the strength to carry on.
Debbie Romano and Family

M Marisa Friend on Oct 15, 2021

So sad of the passing of Ed, Maureen. I hope you can find some peace in all this and know how much he was thought of. God Bless you and your family.

S Susan Hawn on Oct 14, 2021

Ed touched so many lives!! The STRS basketball program would not have been what it was without him. I always admired the respect and values he instilled in his players. He was truly one of a kind!!! You will be in our prayers!!!

B Bob and Jeanne LaBuz on Oct 14, 2021

Dear Maureen, Brian , Beth and Katie- Our hearts so ache for all of you. We can only pray for you. We firmly believe that God has a plan for each of us and your phenomenal husband and dad’ s work was done in this earthly life. . So well done faithful servant! Always caring about ALL whether it be family, friend, or team player . I just wish that I had a magic formula to alleviate your pain. Trust in the Lord! We are praying and sending love and hugs! ✝️☮️💜

A Anthony Natale on Oct 14, 2021

My condolences to the Wooten family. Mr. Wooten was my basketball coach for a few years back in the early 2000s. He was one of the best teachers at STS but never set foot in the classroom. Mr. Wooten taught us how to work hard, have a work ethic, pick up your teammates (if one of us messed up we all paid for it). Most of all he taught all of us how to be decent young men. We are all better for having known Mr. Wooten. The lessons I learned from him will last a lifetime. Mr. Wooten you will never be forgotten. Thank you for all of those lessons.

Sincerely,

Anthony Natale Class of 2002

T Teresa Fitzgerald on Oct 14, 2021

Maureen,
Love and prayers to you and yours. I'm so very sorry for your loss. The world is a better place because of Ed's simplicity and kindness; his light continues to shine through the many hearts he touched.
Sincerely,
Teresa Libertella Fitzgerald

L Linda Price on Oct 14, 2021

Words cannot express my sadness. Ed was a wonderful man. I will always be thankful he was my son’s coach. He taught Billy so much more than basketball. Linda Price

k kevin gary on Oct 14, 2021

Dear family
I had the honor and privilege of working foe Ed in the carpenter shop at PW I was only loaned to his shop for a few days but Ed took a liking to me and gave me a chance I wound up working for him for over a year HE was one of the nicest guys i ever met
You are in my thoughts and prayers
Kevin Gary and family

D Debbie Deissroth on Oct 14, 2021

CandleMaureen and family - I can only imagine how unsettling this must be for you - you are all in my thoughts and prayers - may your many happy memories be a comfort to you...
With sympathy, Debbie Deissroth

  Gina DiFrancesco Bellamy on Oct 14, 2021

Dear Maureen, Beth, Brian Katie and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences. Ed was such a kind and friendly soul! He always had an Hello for you, and smile and a wave. You are all in our thoughts , our prayers and in our hearts!
Gina and Bill Bellamy & Family

J John Connaire on Oct 14, 2021

I want to send my condolences to the Wooten family. Mr. Wooten was a tremendous coach and even better man. He demanded respect on the basketball court and the entire team was better for it. Not only did he build great teams, he built respectful young men.
One fond memory I share with my teammates on the 2003 STS Bball team is when we all decided to wear knee high socks for one game. Mr Wooten didn’t say anything to us before the game, but at half time he yelled “get on
The line” and made us all run suicides.
RIP Mr. Wooten
My condolences,
Jake Connaire

C Charles Mansfield on Oct 14, 2021

Maureen Beth and family
Megan and I are heartbroken
About Ed
Ed gave his All
To family and Church
I
Live San Diego
Now 5 miles from Megsn
I saw you Ed at carnival
In summer you we’re leaving beer garden!!!
In our prayers Always
Love Charles Megan and fsmily!’

C Carolyn Edwards on Oct 14, 2021

My very first cousin-no matter where I was in the world, I knew it was a better one because you were in it. I loved you and will miss you so much. Love, Carolyn

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