Edward VonAchen, 70, of Sloatsburg, N.Y. passed away Thursday August 9, 2012 surrounded by his family. He was born December 7, 1941 to Edwin and Mary VonAchen. Edward grew up in the Parkchester section of the Bronx. He was retired from The New York City Police Department with a rank of Detective. Edward is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol, two daughters Jeanine (Edward) Cahoon and Kerri (Donald) Malin, and his grandchildren Michael, Kaila, Caleigh, and Madison. He is also survived by his brothers John VonAchen and Robert VonAchen. And was pre deceased by his sister Maryann Thorvaldsen A memorial gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday August 18, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Scarr Funeral Home Inc, Suffern, N.Y. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105.