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Edwin L. Braun

Edwin L. Braun

Husband, Father, Opa & CPA


Edwin L. Braun, 74, of Bergenfield, passed away on June 5, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones.


Born in Paterson, N.J., he was the son of the late Edwin and Theresa Braun. Ed grew up in Clifton, N.J. before settling down in Bergenfield more than 40 years ago.


He is survived by Pat, his beloved wife of 48 years; his daughters, Kelly Braun (Nick Montello) of Haworth, Kimberly Braun (Matt LeFurge) of Hoboken, and Carrie Bryer (Dan Bryer) of Paramus; his granddaughters Kaitlyn Montello, Jillian Montello, Becca Bryer and Juliana Bryer; his brother, Ray Braun (Jayne) of Mantoloking; two sisters, Mary Braun of Jupiter, FL, and Terry Kronz (Jack), of Boynton Beach, FL.


Ed was a certified public accountant, successfully operating his own business for close to 40 years and spent time as an adjunct professor of accounting at Montclair State University.  Ed had over 300 clients who often visited his home office and became his friends.  Ed would often provide his services in exchange for a crate of pears, a future favor, or even heartfelt thanks.


Above all else, Ed loved his family.  Ed showed his love every day in big and small ways; whether he was hosting his annual Christmas party, supporting his daughters and granddaughters at concerts and dance recitals, coaching softball, leading family vacations, or always being there for his siblings.  If it was important, Ed was there.  He truly enjoyed spending his free time at the Elks Club in Bergenfield with his fellow Elks but he was never happier than when he spent time with his family on Long Beach Island.  He especially loved playing in the ocean with his granddaughters, taking them for ice cream or cruising the strip in his convertible.


A public viewing for visitors to pay their respects will be held at Riewerts Memorial Home on Tuesday, June 9th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The family asks that visitors wear masks. Due to public gathering restrictions, a private interment will take place at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus on Wednesday, June 10th.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ at www.surflight.org or to the Bergenfield Elks Scholarship fund in Ed’s name at West Church Street in Bergenfield, NJ.


For more information or to send condolences, please visit www.riewertsmemorialhome.com.

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A wonderful man! I will miss you, God bless you my friend!

Stephen missbrenner Jun 26 2022 1:06 AM

Pat and Ed Braun - the only people in the world who could make tax time fun. I am so very sorry for your loss and pray you find some comfort in knowing that so many of us admire the entire Braun family.

Laura Lepore Jun 15 2020 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to the Braun family.

Kevin & Janel Shanahan Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Edwin Braun

John DItzel Jun 10 2020 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We are keeping you all in our prayers.

With our sincere condolences,

Tammy & Sabino Rodano

t.shaw.rodano@gmail.com88 Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

On behalf of the Looney/Stadnick family (PA/MD) we would like to send our deepest condolences to the entire Braun family and friends. We are very sorry to hear about Eds passing. Hopefully he is now settled into his own little piece of LBI Heaven! Plus when the time is right hell probably sit down and have a cold beverage with his cousin John (and Grace).
Our memory of Ed is having the pleasure of seeing his smiling face at many Looney/Braun gatherings! And at one of those gatherings in recent years he reminded us of what a great time he had at our Wedding, which was in 1984! Only a few years ago?
May Ed Rest In Peace!
Sincerely with love,
Audrey & Ed & extended family

Ed Stadnick Jun 9 2020 12:00 AM

Pat We did not know Ed for long. We will always remember what a wonderful man he was. Our thoughts are with you and your family

Scott and Joan Gismond Jun 8 2020 12:00 AM

He was my accountant and then good friend fo 35 years. He loved to travel and his favorite place was LBI where we would hang out at Nardis for happy hour . I will miss him along with every body else. A true friend indeed. Ed, Rest In Peace.

AL Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

He was a great person i would call him and I would have his car for the parade

Joe scalora Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

Sincere condolences to Kim and Family on the loss of your Dad!

Pat & Tom McWilliams Jun 7 2020 12:00 AM

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