Edward Stephen Bugash Jr. of Tenafly New Jersey and Jefferson North Blenheim) New York, passed away on October 15th 2022, at the age of 68.
Edward was born on April 15th, 1954, to Edward S. Bugash Sr. and Beatrice M. (Fleiss) Bugash of Haworth New Jersey. Eddy graduated from Northern Valley High School in Demarest in 1973.
As the owner of a very successful Dairy Queen in Bergenfield, New Jersey, he earned a fond place in the hearts and memories of many people in Bergen County. He later moved on to work for the Paramus Public School District in New Jersey eventually retiring after 25 years of service.
Eddy had a joy for life and being outdoors. He enjoyed being at his cabin upstate surrounded by the peacefulness of the woods where he would spend his time, hunting, fishing, and snowmobiling. Eddy loved animals, especially dogs. He would never walk past a dog without stopping to say hello.
Always keeping in touch with his childhood friends, he could always be relied upon to lend a hand whenever anyone needed him. Eddy loved to tinker with his cars and motorcycles and there was nothing that was beyond his repair. He was a proud, long-time member of the Bergenfield Elks Lodge #1477 where he could often be found gathering with other members for a rum and coke with a splash of seltzer and some good company.
Eddy is preceded in death by both of his parents as well as his brother Wesley W. Terns. He is survived by his two sisters: Kim (Bugash) Desposito Horn of Pennsylvania and Carol (Terns) Glockner Bojman of Texas. His Nieces Daneille Desposito of New Jersey, Kim Glockner of Nevada and nephew, Gary Glockner of Texas. Eddy is also survived by his long-time girlfriend, Laura Lobody O’Connell of South Carolina and countless friends.
Eddy was one of the most genuine people you could be lucky enough to have in your life; he could find humor in anything, loved his family and friends, and was never without a good story. We will remember him always for his laughter and the smiles he brought to all those blessed enough to know and love him. Please think of him and remember the good times he shared with you and have a good laugh. He would undoubtedly like that.
Coltrain Funeral Home, LLC of Middleburgh is honored to be caring for Eddy and his family.
Donations in Eddy’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association @ https://www.alz.org or a local animal shelter of choice.