Obituary for Edward "Tom" Logan
Edward “Tom” Logan, 66, passed away peacefully at his home in Princeton Junction on June 14, 2017.
Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of Ruby Memorial of Hightstown, NJ. Family & Friends may offer condolences and share memories at www.rubymemorialhome.com.
He was born January 28, 1951, in Bridgeport, CT, to Edward Thomas Logan and Helen Coley Logan.
Tom spent most of his childhood years in Beavercreek, OH. He moved to Doylestown, PA to attend Delaware Valley College where, in 1973, he received a Bachelor of Science in Ornamental Horticulture. He continued his education at Rutgers University, receiving a Master of Science in 1975.
Tom worked in the horticulture industry for 20 years before he and his wife established Logan Associates in 1995. Together they ran the business until 2016, when his illness forced him to retire. Tom was highly respected in the industry for his strong work ethic, integrity, and cheery disposition.
He was an active communicant of Queenship of Mary Church in Plainsboro, NJ and a member of Knights of Columbus. Through church he became involved in Habitat for Humanity, where he volunteered to help build a number of houses in nearby communities.
Additionally, he volunteered his time at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. Tom was a founding member of the Board of Directors of The Molly Bear Foundation, a non-profit started in memory of his beloved granddaughter, Molly Brown.
Tom enjoyed many happy hours with his family at the beach. In his free time he was almost always outdoors; playing golf, tending his yard, washing his truck, or helping a neighbor.
Tom married the love of his life, Regina Murphy on August 11, 1973. During their 43 years of marriage they were all about family. Together they raised four daughters, and the blessings of sons-in-law and grandchildren made their lives even better.
Tom is remembered with love by his wife Regina Murphy Logan, his daughter Erin Brown and her husband Sean of Washington, CT, Colleen Wilberts and her husband Steven of Houston, TX, Cara Capadona and her husband Bradley of West Caldwell, NJ and Monica Logan and her boyfriend Timothy Villanueva of Houston, TX; his grandchildren, Gavin and Bridget Brown, Ethan, Thea and Callum Wilberts, Sophia, Audrey and Max Capadona; his sisters, Roberta Norman (Richard), Betsy Keyes (Michael), Ann Mundy, and brother Coley Logan (Martha); his brothers-in-law, Paul McCarthy (Nancy), Daniel Murphy (Helena), Peter Murphy (Kathy); sisters-in-law, Maura LaBarre (Ron), Deirdre Ely (Chris); former sister-in-law, Linda Murphy. Tom was predeceased by his granddaughter Molly Brown and nephew Jason Mundy. He will be greatly missed by his many nieces and nephews.
The family extends their gratitude for the compassionate care given to Tom from Victor Iturbides, MD, the Neuro-Oncology team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the hospice team at Princeton Homecare Services.
A Memorial Mass will be offered at Queenship of Mary Roman Catholic Church in Plainsboro, NJ. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. Family will be receiving friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Interment will follow at Holy Cross Burial Park in East Brunswick.
Donations in Tom’s honor may be made to The Molly Bear Foundation, PO Box 1258, Hightstown, NJ 08520 or www.mollybear.org.