Adrian "Ed" Fenyn

October 21, 1938 – July 8, 2020
Place of Birth: 
Breskens, Holland
Place of Death: 
Canandaigua, New York
Newark, New York

Service Event Information

Funeral Service
August 14, 2020 - 2:00pm
Private Family Service


August 14, 2020 - 3:00pm
Newark Cemetery
North Main Street
Newark, NY 14513

Adrian “Ed” Fenyn

Newark—Adrian “Ed” Fenyn, 81, passed away after a brief illness on Wednesday (July 8, 2020) at FF Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 59 years Mary Jo (Severson) Fenyn and daughter Valerie Fenyn; his grandchildren, Alexander and Gabriella Bussani; his sisters Jane Jeszenka and Jeanette (Marvin) Gage; many nephews and nieces. Ed was predeceased by his parents, a son Brent and daughter Tracy Fenyn Bussani; a brother Hendrik “Hank”,

Ed was born on October 21, 1938, the son of Adrian and Wilhelmina VanDenHeuvel Fenyn and raised in Breskens, Holland until 1951, when his family relocated to Newark. He was a 1958 graduate of Newark High School. After graduating from R.I.T., Ed worked for Pfaudler corporation as a finance executive for more than 30 years. In retirement, he served as the Treasurer of the Newark Elks Club. Friends of Ed remember his sense of humor, love of sports and his great big smile.

A private family service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, August 14th at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home. Friends and family are welcome to attend a 3 PM, graveside ceremony at the Newark Cemetery (North Main Street).

In memory of Ed, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association. Donations can be made online at or by mail to P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215.


What a great guy when we got muddied with Coach Greene.  What a great man to his family and the Newark community. Condolences to MaryJo and her family and thanks for your many years of inspiring us to grin.



Mary Jo & Valerie,

I am just learning about Ed's passing and am so sorry. I will always cherish my memories of his laughter, hospitality and straightforwardness. You both were always kind to me and I am so so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about his reunion with Tracy... what a lovely sight.


Mary Jo and family -

Ed was always one of the "Big Kids" to me as a kid in Newark.  My sister, Connie, thought he and Hank were about as cool as they came, and I think I remember cheering him on at basketball games.  I do remember in later years how encouraging and supportive of people Ed was. He was one of those guys the rest of us looked up to, and someone we were always glad to see.  I am sorry for your loss and grateful for the lasting and happy memories Ed leaves for so many people. 

Sincerely, Jim Bush

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