Edward J. McMorrow, Jr.

Edward James McMorrow, Jr.

February 23, 1954 – November 13, 2021

Edward “Ed” James McMorrow, Jr., 67, beloved father and husband, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 13, 2021.  He went peacefully after a difficult battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.  Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, Ed managed his illness with strength and grace, and wanted to spend as much time with his loved ones as possible.  On his final day, he was surrounded by his wife and children, who he adored more than anything else in the world.

Edward was born on February 23, 1954, to Edward McMorrow, Sr. and Rita McMorrow in Brockton, Massachusetts.  After Ed graduated from Kent’s Hill Preparatory Academy in 1973, he went on to study Business at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.

In 1985, Ed met the love of his life and wife-to-be, Theresa Marie McMorrow, with her son, Warren Spencer Anzalone (41), and went on to have two more beautiful children, Erin Shanley McMorrow (32) and Edward James McMorrow III (30).

After moving from the East Coast, Ed began to work in the compressed air industry.  He was a part of the ICDA group, one of the largest distributor organizations in the industry.  Ed was the president of the ICDA from 1996-1998 and was instrumental in helping grow not just the products he represented but the entire industry.  In 1999, he and Theresa founded Peerless Energy Systems.  Under Ed’s leadership, Peerless Energy Systems quickly became one of the leading Sullair Distributors in the Midwest.  They currently have over 30 employees and 3 locations in 2 states.   From there, Ed helped found a best practices peer group called Industrial Compressed Air Products.  The ICP group grew its membership and with its expansion also helped continue the success of its chief brand, Sullair.  The ICP group grew larger under Ed’s leadership over the years and with the support of the membership transformed from a best practices peer group into one of the industries’ most powerful independent brands.  Ed helped to create unmatched value in the compressed air industry by leading ICP to partner with companies on the cutting edge of technology like EAP, BEKO, BASF, and CAS.  Throughout his years in the compressed air industry, he also worked with the United States Department of Energy and their efficiency group named The Compressed Air Challenge.  He was influential in getting manufacturers to standardize on testing practices to more accurately rate air compressors.  This lead directly to millions in dollars of energy savings yearly.

Business aside, Edward always put family first, as a dedicated father, grandfather, and husband.  He was a strong, kind, loving, and generous person, which was felt by many in the community.  Ed enjoyed various activities throughout his robust life and on any given day, he could be found on the green playing golf, up at the “Nest” hunting, boating on the lake with his friends and family, supporting his beloved Cornhuskers (Go Big Red!), showing off his dancing skills or just relaxing at home watching old westerns with Theresa.

Edward was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Rita McMorrow.  He is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years, Theresa McMorrow; sister, Nikos Kavanya; children: Erin McMorrow-Bils (Stephen), Edward McMorrow (Conner) and Warren Anzalone (Laura); grandchildren: George and Annabelle Anzalone and Callan McMorrow; seven nieces and nephews.  He will forever be in their hearts and missed every day.

Visitation will be held at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church, 12330 S. 36th Street, Bellevue, NE on Thursday, November 18th from 5pm to 6pm with VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, November 19th at 10:30am at St. Matthew the Evangelist Catholic Church. Interment: Resurrection Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.




  • Chery DeBoer Posted November 15, 2021 9:20 am

    I will always remember Ed and his passion for life. He was a kind and gracious man and he will be greatly missed. My condolences to you.

    • Josh Cohen Posted November 15, 2021 2:43 pm

      Thank you Chery. We appreciate your kind words. -Josh and the Peerless Energy Systems team

  • Jan Hoetzel Posted November 15, 2021 12:42 pm

    I am sad to hear about Ed’s passing. Ed and I touched each other’s lives trough our businesses. We had a long term relationship. I remember him as a passionate, reliable and courageous person. Sending good thoughts and peace to his family.

    • Josh Cohen Posted November 15, 2021 2:41 pm

      Thank you Jan! We will continue to uphold his mantle and move forward together! -Josh and the Peerless Energy Systems team.

  • Steve Briscoe Posted November 15, 2021 3:46 pm

    I did not know Ed well, but he was a pillar in this industry. The times that I did spend with him were very entertaining, he always made me laugh. My condolences to his entire family and friends. This was a great loss.

  • Stacy Simon Posted November 16, 2021 11:22 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Ed was truly one of the nicest persons I have ever met. Theresa you & your family are in my thoughts & heart.

  • Elizabeth and Tom Rensch Posted November 17, 2021 9:06 am

    Teresa- Sending our love and prayers during this difficult time and remembering Ed as a gracious, kind and generous man who was loved by all who knew him. His legacy will live on through you and his family. God’s Devine Providence brings the right people into our lives for a reason. We were so blessed to have known him.and will miss him dearly.

  • LaLinda Finley-Swanson Posted November 17, 2021 5:57 pm

    Theresa, I am saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. May you all find some comfort in knowing you were the gifts in Ed’s life that he treasured the most. My deepest and most sincere condolences.

  • Paul Reece Posted November 18, 2021 12:25 pm

    Theresa, I was very saddened to hear about Ed’s passing. My sincerest condolences to you and your family. My family and I have benefitted greatly by the friendship and generosity that you both shared through the years. I pray the best for you and know that Ed is in a great place.

  • Stephen Celli Posted November 21, 2021 7:57 am

    Theresa So sorry My wife and I had old memories of him, They will be Missed!!

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