his Life

A Wonderful Journey

Ed Pentecost lived a life of love, kindness and connection-he was often described as a 68-year-old in a 50-year-old man’s body.

Ever considerate and helpful, he would extend himself beyond expectations to his family, friends, work, community, church or stranger. The practice of being honest and showing consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values defines integrity…but also described Ed. His gift for negotiation, innovation, and commitment to excellence allowed him to create solutions and make things happen.

Ed’s passion was the “relationship”, whether it be personal or work. He developed them, he worked at them, and left lasting impressions. He was magnanimous…he inspired those around him, and his laugh was solid and infectious.

Ed had an excellent career in the construction industry for 31years, gained his Real Estate license in his late 20’s, and owned and operated Four Seasons Chimney Sweep with his wife, Jeanette for 14 years. He cut grass for Haycock township, was on several church committees at St. John the Baptist, and collected for Christ’s Home Children Services. Annually you could find him participating in the BCIU #22 EXPO, which helps integrate special needs children into the workforce. He was affiliated with the Allentown rescue for years and never thought twice about donating his time. He was a majestic skier and every Sunday for 13 years you could find him patrolling the slopes of Doe and then Bear Creek Mountain in Macungie, PA. Even after a bad ski accident in 1990, he got back on his skis and continued to cut some serious shapes.

Ed was a social creature. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating, hunting, water sports, skiing, snowmobiling, camping, hiking, working out, good food, music, dancing, and parties. He was never without a project at his home or family lake house and even made cutting the lawn a form of leisure. A fan of eating pretzels while yelling at all the local Philly sport teams; he could strike up a conversation with anyone he met. Ed had an energy and zest for life and always saw the best in people.

His main love was his wife, Jeanette. They shared 41 years of epic adventures. They shared a love that happens once in a lifetime, but it a love that makes our world move forward. It’s a love that bring peace, it’s a love that is rare but felt on such a deep level.