Edward P. McArdle, Jr.

Edward P. McArdle, Jr., of Doylestown, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 24, 2021. He was 90. 

He was the beloved husband of 64 years to the late A. Jane McGee McArdle. 

Born in Philadelphia, son of Edward P. McArdle, and Dorothy McSorley McArdle, father of the late Kevin McArdle.

Ed was a resident of Bucks County for the past 61 years. He was a 1948 graduate of North Catholic High School, and graduated from Villanova University in 1952. He then served in the US Navy from 1952 until 1954. He was a faithful communicant of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish. He, along with his wife, Jane, co-founded McArdle’s Holiday Farm in Mechanicsville in 1961. 

He will be sadly missed by his devoted children: Edward P. McArdle III, Sean McArdle (Mary), Brian McArdle (Margaret), Michael McArdle (Karen), Erin Adamow (Joe) and Patrick McArdle. He is also survived by his 14 loving grandchildren: Elizabeth, Katie, Ian, Kieran, Shane, Sinead, Maggie, Maria, Grace, Emily, Genevieve, Michael, Caroline and Samuel; 3 great grandchildren: Katie, Frances and Thiago, his sister Inez McGinty and relative Joy McGee.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Monday, March 29, 2021 from 9:30 am until his Funeral Mass 11:00am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 5194 Cold Spring Creamery Rd., Doylestown. Mass will be live streamed. His interment will be held privately in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Prayer Garden at the above address or to Doylestown Health Hospice, 4259 West Swamp Road, Suite 204, Doylestown, PA 18902.


The Obituary of A Good Irishman"




Over the course of this year as well as in the past you have done the Division and yourselves proud. Some of our brothers have experienced the loss of a loved one. With that loss came expressions of support by fellow brothers at bereavement services.

There have been some instances where our communication about timing and Division participation in showing our support could have been better.  

It was discussed at the November Division meeting and a plan of action was agreed on. We will try to add a “Bereavement Information” link to the website. It will include information about services and timing. I will update when finalized.


It was suggested that someone be the point man for this. To that end my email and cell phone information will be in the link for clarification.


For now, that info is:

mfryanwa@gmail.com .... (and due to past errors on my part, I am confirming that this is my correct email address).

Cell phone .... 610-996-8875.

If anyone knows of a brother who may be experiencing a loss, please contact me. I will gather information and try to have it posted on the Division website followed up by an email to the Division. It will also include a target time for any brother who may be able to attend to meet fellow brothers to offer support.

Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity are foundations of our organization.  


All have commitments. Logistics often prevent participation.


Please take this attempt at communication as a way to enhance our Division and Brotherhood experience. If you are unhappy about this initiative, please email me separately and I will communicate it to the board.


Slainte......Mike Ryan

P.S. Our normal dress code is in order, Div jacket or shirt, khaki pants, dark shoes masks are required.