Edward was born in Atlantic City, NJ to Edward James Atkins and Stephanie Serbeck Atkins. Edward married Ellen J Barberian on 2/14/1997. Loving father of Kim Atkins, Edward J Atkins lll, Sgt Joshua (Sara) Atkins, and Danielle Atkins. Cherished brother of Rosemary and the late Angela. Devoted grandfather of nine and great grandfather of four. He was a hero to all who knew him. A bigger than life man who did a lot of hard work and living in his 77 years. He will be missed by all.