Edward Dee

  • Born: October 2, 1924
  • Died: November 18, 2019
  • Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey


Edward Dee

Founder of Smarties Candy Company

Edward Dee was the founder of Smarties Candy Company and the inventor of the sweet candy discs, packaged in rolls and especially popular on Halloween. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Arieh King - Friend   October 07, 2020

To the Dee family:
Our heartfelt condolences go out to your entire family. As you know,
my parents and your parents were dear dear friends for many years.
Sadly, my mom, due to Alzheimer's is unable to give you her sympathies
herself so I'm doing so for her. She missed Anita terribly and she always spoke of how your parents went out of their way to take her to brunch every Sunday. I was privileged to know your parents and they were truly one of the most amazing couples I've ever had the fortune to know.
I know what a big loss this is for you all and want you to know that his memory, as will your mothers, stays with all of us forever.
Again, our sincerest sympathies.
With love,
Robert Sherr
( Anne and Irv's son )

Posted by Robert Sherr - Emerson, NJ   November 27, 2019

So sorry. He was blessed with success, long life, and loving family.
I am grateful for his contributions to the world, especially for my Smarties.

Posted by Brian Merlis - Freeport, NY - student   November 26, 2019

The Dee family has my deepest condolences. Losing a loved one is so difficult. I love Smarties to this day. What a great loss and a legacy! May you find it consoling that the God that gives us "everlasting comfort and good hope" (2 Thess. 2:16) has Edward in His memory now and forever.

Posted by Jenee    November 26, 2019

Although we never met Edward, we have admired him through our forty year friendship with Edward's son, Joel Dee. Through Joel we learned much about Edward and Anita's remarkable lives.

Posted by T.A. Wyner & Barry Levine - Fort Pierce, FL - friend   November 25, 2019

During the late 80s early 90s The galloping Hill cruisers a local car club in Union was graciously supplied cartons of Smarties to be passed out to spectators and children at car shows and parades. It was my honor to have a wonderful rapport with the company. Thank you mr. Dee

Posted by Peter Schwarz Sr (UPD Retired) - The Villages, FL   November 24, 2019

I met Mr. Dee when I was 18 yrs old, and feel very lucky to have known him. He was always kind, generous, and respectful to me. He was an iconic man. RIP Mr. Dee, you will be missed by many

Posted by Philip Gargano - Union, NJ   November 24, 2019

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Edward Dee