I received this notice early Saturday morning in the comments section.

Eddie Essex (originally from Windsor Place between 8th &  7th avenues) passed away Thursday evening April 7, 2011.

Eddie is the brother of Frank, Dolores, Jack, Bob, Jimmy, Donna  and Laura .

The wake will be held at Leone Funeral Home 696 – 4th Avenue, Brooklyn. Saturday April 9th  from 7 to 9 P.M. Sunday April 10 from  2 to 5 P.M. and  7 to 9 P.M.

Funeral Mass will be Monday morning April 10 at Holy Name Church.

Eddie was the drummer for “Brew” (neighborhood band from the 70′s). The group’s members consisted of Eddie, Richie & Dennis Orlando, Vinny Conlon and Willy LeComte.

Eddie was nicknamed “Steady Eddie” by the Prospect Park Bandshell Director.

Essex was residing in Bayonne, NJ.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Essex family.