Edward Andrew McHale, age 42, born in Phoenix, AZ, left this world too soon on January 16, 2022. Ed is survived by his wife, Christine McHale, and five children, Ruby, Declan, Mikey, Frances and Theo. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence McHale and Madeleine McHale. The baby of six siblings, this father and legend is known to many as “Coach Ed.” He was a man who truly lived his life for others; for his family, his students and anyone he met. He knew everyone by name and no one who knew him could forget his contagious laugh or famous ‘dad jokes.’ A man of great faith, he loved to walk and pray his rosary, meet with other dads to pray, and take his family to mass on Sunday. He loved to teach, swim, wrestle, hike, play volleyball, and play catch with his kids, and of course cheer on his Cardinals and Suns!
He would always tell his wife that she made him a better man but truly it was he who made her better and his love for life and appreciating the small things and every moment made everyone around him better. May we learn from his example to count your blessings and love every moment, to soak up every hug with your children, to live life to the fullest even when everything around you tells you, you need more when right in front of you, you already have it all. He will truly be missed by many and will forever leave his print of love and laughter on this world.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 26, 2022 from 5-7pm with a rosary beginning at 6:15pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 2312 E Campbell Avenue, Phoenix.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:30am also at St Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Burial to follow at St. Francis Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com