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July 13, 2014
Happy Birthday Eddie you will remain in my heart forever. I enjoy your music..Your music will never die.
July 12, 2014
Wishing You a Big Happy Birthday My Friend,Miss You as Much as Ever !
July 14, 2013
Happy Birthday Edziu,sincerely miss You Big Guy !
January 20, 2013
EDDIE B.GONE!!! THAT DAY THE MUSIC DIED.
January 11, 2013
What an awesome musical legacy, he left! Not enough words in the dictionary to describe Eddie B and his wonderful contributions to the Polka industry! I LOVED his honky!!! When he got on drums the room lit up and the snare drum beat got into your very soul and made you want to get up and dance and burst with excitement!! Thank you Eddie for all the wonderful music you provided over the years and the dances we all attend and celebrated like one family!! RIP my good friend you got some wonderful people up there with you. Say hello to Lil Wally and Jenette, Eddie Zima and Casey Siewerski and all the Brothers of the Note for me! I miss them all!!
November 17, 2012
The very first time I heard Eddie and his band was on a Sunday at Club Antoinette on the corner of 46th and Richmond in 1973. An unforgettable event in my life AZ couple of months before his passing, I shook his hand at Gendora. I have been and will continue to be one of his most avid fans. He was an ambassador for Polish Music. He will always live through his music. Anyone who saw him play had a smile on their face and nodded their head "Yeah"
August 10, 2012
You will be truly missed!!
July 22, 2012
Eddie, as a bandleader myself and hosting a polka show for almost 30 years, your music was the most requested Polish style of all those years. I especially received many requests from Armstrong Creek Wisconsin where the folks there told me you grew up in that area. My wife and I wanted to have you play for our wedding, but you were booked far in advance of our wedding day plans. Keep that good Polish style music going up there in Heaven Eddie...
July 06, 2012
Eddie you were the best! I hope my family and all your many fans in heaven are welcoming you. You will be missed. Until we meet again.
June 20, 2012
To the man who we will always look up to as having the greatest influence on us with his music and true friendship. We will never forget the memories of just getting to see you and hear you sing. We love and miss you Eddie B. "Big Moose" & Patty Rosana
June 18, 2012
Eddie: You are the reason our family loves this music so much. You created something very special, something we couldn't help but love. Every upcoming recording kept us anxious to hear, and left us hungry for more. Our girls grew up loving your music as much as Dan and I do, and for that we are grateful. You always made everyone around you feel accepted, happy, and you kept us laughing and smiling. Your friendship was genuine and special to everyone. Your family sacrificed being with you so your countless fans could be blessed with your wonderful talents, and for that we will always be deeply grateful. And your voice--there will NEVER be another one like it! You've left a huge void in the Polka Field, but not in our hearts, because we will never stop missing and loving you. The Mateja Family
June 15, 2012
Miss you Eddie.
June 14, 2012
Idz Z Bogiem, Edziu! Our loss is heaven's gain. You gave so much to so many and in return you received love, admiration and respect from your many friends and colleagues. Thank for sharing your talents and life's work leaving a wonderful legacy of happiness for us all.
June 14, 2012
Thanks Eddie for the great music and the wonderful memories. You were truly an inspiration to many and you will be missed. I will always remember the good times we had with the Caroleers at Christmas. You will remain a legend in the hearts of many. God bless.
June 14, 2012
Thanks for the memories, you will sure be missed.
June 13, 2012
To the BLAZONCZYK family sorry for your loss may GOD give you his love, peace, and strength in this time of sorrow. May he R.I.P -|-
June 13, 2012
We will always remember the polka dances that we went to when Eddie played. If he was playing within driving distance we headed out for the weekend.There was nothing like a good old polka festival.He made the world a better place.
Howard & Mary Ann Coddington Elmira, N.Y.
June 12, 2012
To my very special family....think of you every single day.....such many good memories; too many to count....it has been a blessing to have had all of you in my life....Eddie was definitely one of a kind and there will never be another....I love you all and I will miss him as well. Many, many prayers! Love you, Denice (Darlak) Fonzi
June 10, 2012
Thanks Eddie for your passion. I grew up in Western Mass and when he came to town we lit up with happiness. Thanks for adding to the love and joy of Polka music. Kathy Sullivan, West Yarmouth, MA.
June 10, 2012
Tish and family, I'm so sorry to hear about Eddie. I talked to him a every few months and talked about old times. I played lead guitar with him when he was Eddie Bell and the Bellaires. Heaven has a new polka star now and our loss.
Will sure miss him and our conversations.
Our condolances to your family.
Larry and Jan West.
June 07, 2012
To the Blazonczyk Family,
Our family is truly saddened by the death of Eddie. We enjoyed going to his dances; my husband, Dan, also a musician, sat in many times with the band. Our boys enjoyed his music as much as we did. We will miss him. Our continued prayers go out to your family.
June 06, 2012
To the Blazonczyk family--our deepest condolences go out to all of you. Eddie will be sorely missed by all but we will keep his music alive. He was a great person. Carl & Lucy Flossic, WTBR, Pittsfield, MA
June 06, 2012
I'm glad to have met Eddie a few times. I was always impressed with his music and his showmanship. I will miss him dearly.
June 04, 2012
So sorry to hear about Eddie. I just saw the info and how sad to die so young with so many talents. My parents thought he was the best Polka Band and my dad played many of his songs on his concertina until he passed away in 1985. Rest in peace
June 02, 2012
Dear Tish & the entire Blazonczyk,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this time of sorrow, being miles away,Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Trying to put our feelings into words is just impossible. Many feel that we lost a great musician, we feel like we lost a truly great friend.
June 02, 2012
I went to high school with Eddie. He was a character. Saw him once after graduation about five years later and he was so proud of where he was with his life. I'm sorry to hear he's gone.
June 01, 2012
Thoughts and prayers to the entire Blazonczyk family. Eddie, you're the reason so many of us enjoy the music today. Rest in peace Polka Hero!
June 01, 2012
With deepest sympathies from Ida Yankovic and his eternal friend, America's Polka King, Frankie Yankovic
May 31, 2012
Eddie left us to carry on. I am so saddened...I will carry on and I hope all of us will. Whoop-ahahh!
May 31, 2012
Thanks so much Eddie for all the great music through the years. You were not in my area very often, but I made sure that Alex and I went to see you. =) God bless! =)
May 30, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Blazonczyk family.
The music of a great polka legend will live forever.
May 30, 2012
You were the very best, a great influence and will be remembered forever. Your music will play forever.
May 30, 2012
Thank you for all what you have done in our polka world! Prayers to all your family! I will see you on the other side!
May 29, 2012
I played with Happy Stefan;s Polka Band in Pa,
and I give my deepest sympathy to all of the family.
My memories of Eddie were that he always had a smile for everyone, and his music was the best.
With sympathy,
JOAnn
May 29, 2012
What can one say? You were the greatest polka band. We will miss you tremendously. May God rest your soul. John and Delp;hine Gembka, Depew, NY
May 29, 2012
What can one say? You were the greatest polka band. We will miss you tremendously. May God rest your soul. John and Delp;hine Gembka, Depew, NY
May 29, 2012
To the Blazonczyk Family, may you be conforted in this time of loss. Thank you for sharing such a talented and great human being.

Eddie had so many accomplishments. Most important was the happiness and joy that he brought to myself and so many people around the world. I was a Polka Dancer for many years; originally from Michigan, What a feeling of euphoria his voice and music would bring at the dances and thru his numerous recordings.

Eddie, I'm sure you are still smiling, as all the people that were blessed to have heard your music, will always be smiling with the memories and when listening to your music.

To the Best....With Gratitude.
May 29, 2012
To the Blazonczyk family: my deepest sympathy is sent to you. I'll always remember the fun times at the dances held at St Michaels the Saturday after Easter. May Eddie rest in peace.
May 29, 2012
Dear Family of Eddie: We are very sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to the entire family.

James & Judith Depa
May 29, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 28, 2012
Eddie rest in peace.You were the Best. My deepest condolences to Tish and family.
May 28, 2012
eddie has been a part of our life since the 60". his music, voice, and wonderful smile will be remembered always.we will miss you, eddie. may you rest in peace. joe & evelyn towalski
May 28, 2012
Tish and family:
Please accept my deepest sympathy. He played for our wedding in 1966. His contagious smile and great music will be missed.
May 28, 2012
Eddie, may you rest in peace. Our prayers are with your family at this time. Only time will heal the hole in their hearts. Dave and Arlene Gawronski
May 28, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family, You will be greatly missed.
May 27, 2012
You will be missed. You where truly one of the best . My prayers are now with your family and friends
May 27, 2012
We lost a a great musician.when i video taped eddie in frankenmeuth for the tv show i was very honored. i would like to send our condolences from the warren polka boosters. Pat Wagner Social Director
May 27, 2012
Eddie!s music was one of the best things in my life. I played his c.d. everytime I was driving. He made me happy. God bless all his family.
May 27, 2012
Goodbye and farewell, Eddie. Thank you for your music and your great performances. I also loved listening to your radio shows. You will be missed. God bless the entire Blazoncyk family.
May 27, 2012
Eddie "B" make thousands of people so happy with his polka music His music will live on forever. He is now forming his band in heaven.

Bernadette Szpond-Campo
May 27, 2012
Prayers, love and sympathy to the Blazonczyk family . Eddie, Sr. was an amazing, kind and wonderful man. Betty & Eddie, Norwalk, Ct.
May 26, 2012
God Bless You and Thank You for some great music.
May 26, 2012
May 26, 2012
So sorry to hear of Eddie's death. We lost a great one! My condolences to Eddie's family. May Eddie rest in peace.
May 26, 2012
Eddie B. made many people happy. I remember the good times on Memorial Day in Cleveland at Hillside Party Center when he came to play. It was an event that was truly exciting. Thank you Eddie for your music!
May 26, 2012
Condolences - He was a great performer!!! Saw him all over the place.

Godspeed Friend!!

John M West
Southington, CT
(Always traveled with Tom Coss and Butch Michalak)
May 26, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to Eddie's whole family.
It was a pleasure to have known Eddie,he was a good man ,and a great entertainer.
Sorry we could not have attended his wake/funeral,as we are out of town.
May 26, 2012
Eddie B was the "Elvis", "Bob Dylan" and "Michael Jackson" combined of Polka Music!! It's a sad day today but his music lives on.

RIP
Maynard
Polish Drinking Crew
St. Paul. MN
May 26, 2012
I always loved Eddie's music. Two of my favorites were When I Hear the Music and his rendition of White Christmas. May the family find comfort with the happiness that Eddie B. brought to them and to those who loved his music!
May 26, 2012
His son Eddie Jr. will carry on his legacy I am sure. Many condolences to the family. May you all find find comfort through God's love but also each other and the many memories you have of Eddie.
May 26, 2012
What a great man and entertainer....it was a pleasure to meet you and know you. RIP Eddie B!
May 26, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of you. I knew Eddie from my days of working the Fourth of July polkas at Seven Springs Resort where Eddie instilled my love of polka and he always gave me some cassettes for my mother. He was the best! He will surely be missed. My love to the family.
May 25, 2012
May 25, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Blazonczyk family. There'll never be another like Eddie. I saw him for the first time at Harty's Pub in the Pittsburgh area in 1981 and many times after whenever and wherever I could, but he never sounded better than at Fiedor's Grove. I always hoped to hear his songs on the various polka shows on Sundays. He always was and always will be my favorite. I often say that if Eddie recorded it, there's no need for other bands to even try. Nothing comes close to a Versatones tune with his vocals. How fitting that "When I Hear the Music" is my favorite song because Eddie will truly live on in his music. What a gift to us all are his many recordings. Rest in peace, Eddie B.
May 25, 2012
RIP Eddie B. I used to enjoy watching you at Idora Park.
May 25, 2012
We have truly lost a Polka Hero. Eddie Sr. cemented a budding relationship between my late husband (Jerry Baczewski) and I by dedicating a song to us during one of our first dates. Eddie had a true relationship with his fans. He is now up there with the "Polka Band in the Sky". RIP my dear friend.
May 25, 2012
Thank you, Eddie for the many years of sharing your music, talent, smiles and heart with so many!! Bel-Aire Days, and all of your dances were just the greatest times and memories... memories that will live on forever through your incredible polka music that made any time a "Celebration"!!Tish and family, our thoughts, prayers, appreciation and best wishes are sent your way in hoping that all of the wonderful times spent together will carry you through this time of great loss...
Sincerely,
Pat Mieszala and all of the Mieszala's in CA, WI and IL
May 25, 2012
My condolences and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I will cherish the fond memories with such a great person. When I first heard Eddie sing I knew he was the #1 POLKA HERO!!! I will cherish all the fond memories that I have knowing such a great musician.

Rest in peace our "POLKA HERO" You will always remain in our hearts.
May 25, 2012
Our prayers go out to Eddie's family. Lenny & Penny Lewandowski, Logan, OH
May 25, 2012
Our sincere sympathy goes out to Eddie's family. Eddie B. will always be remembered for all that he did for polka music. But beyond that, he will be remembered for the wonderful person that he was and he will always remain in our hearts.

Tom, Pete, John, Harv, June, Rich, Eddie, Lorraine, Jim, Paul, Cheryl, Janusz and all the members of the Rich Bobinski Orchestra family
May 25, 2012
R.I.P.EDDIE THANK YOU ...THANK YOU...THANK YOU
May 25, 2012
My Condolences to the Family of Eddie Blazonczyk Sr. A REAL TRUE POLKA STAR He will be Missed. R.I.P. Eddie From *Bily/bob* of Chicago May 25 2012
May 25, 2012
Our Lord and all of the angels are learning how to polka dance now that our little Eddie B. is playing his music up in heaven. Keep your faith and listen to his whispers. His spirit is always with you.
May 25, 2012
My wife Ursula and all the members of the Polish American Pulaski Association, Inc of Holiday, Florida join me in expressing our sincere sympathy on the passing of the the Great One, Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr. Eddie brought happiness in his music and singing to so many including hundreds of fans here at the Pulaski Club. As former Chicago folks we grew up with many great polka stars and Eddie was on top. May he rest in peace and play that "Polish" music for all the angels to enjoy. Ernie Stetz, President of the Pulaski Association.
May 25, 2012
To Tish, Eddie, Jr., Kathy and Tony....
To me Eddie was the leader of our genre, a great inspiration and a great friend. The Versatones were the standard all polka bands tried to emulate. I will always feel extremely fortunate to have been around during his entire polka career, anxiously awaiting the latest recording, enjoying the playing engagements in our area and eventually being able to share the stage on many occasions. And I will always be grateful for the times when Eddie would allow me to sit in with the band on clarinet for the honky sets. These are memories I will keep with me the rest of my life. May you rest in peace, Polka Hero.
With much love....
May 25, 2012
I started dancing to Eddie B in the 60s at Edgewood Gardens in Corunna, Mi. We were all around 17 at the time. I would get 4 couples in my 1961 Chevy convertible and we would head out on a Saturday night for dancing. It was a great time. I can't wait to see Eddie in Polka Heaven.
May 25, 2012
My parents loved Eddie and I grew to love his music as well. I belonged to the Milwaukee Eddie B. Fan Club, and continued to enjoy the band with Eddie Jr. at the helm. Condolences to the family. We will all miss Eddie. Thanks for the memories.
May 25, 2012
The polka world has lost one of the best, and he will be truly missed. Eddie may be gone but his music will go on forever. We will all miss you Eddie, rest in peace.
May 25, 2012
My sympathy goes out to the Blazonczyk family. His music made everyone happy, and we will treasure the memories.
Ed Slomkowski(The Polka Carousel) Pawleys Island, SC
May 25, 2012
Thank You Eddie for all the great Polkas. God Bless You and Your Family Always.
May 25, 2012
Eddie B, Thanks for the memories!

My condolences to Tish, Kathy, Junior & Tony, and all polka fans
May 25, 2012
Dear Tish & Family

I have a lot of memories of Eddie, way back to when he first came to the dance with Marion Lush at Coal AC in Greensburg. Thru the years I have enjoyed his music and especially his beautiful voice.

When my husband, Joe Obbagy was living, we would travel to all the different dances just to hear Eddie's great music.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
May 25, 2012
Our family condolences go out to Edward Blazonczyk's family and friends as well as do our prayers for him and his family.

I feel blest for the opportunity to speak with Eddie about two weeks ago and recall our childhood friendship of 65 years. His mother and my mother were roommates when they came to Chicago from Poland. When I first met Eddie his mom had a beautiful dining establishment on 17th and South Ashland Avenue. We played in and around this building.

I remember our family visiting with his mom, dad and sister in their home where Eddie's dad brought out and arranged some early phonograph recording equipment for Eddie's sister to actually cut a record in the late 40's.

I wasn't quite certain of how all this was happening but it sure caught my attention. I guess it caught Eddie even more.

Eddie was fluent in Polish and liked to sing. As we got to know each other he began to express his desires to form a band and to play music for a living.

Eddie was a person filled with a lot of vitality. He seemed to always exhibit a keen and genuine interest in the person with whom he spoke. He liked to have people feel good and laugh.

As we grew older I saw Eddie and his Versatones playing at a hall on south Archer Avenue. Now Blazonczyk was doing what he wanted – making people happy and dancing to his joyful singing and music. It was nice to see that dreams can be accomplished.

His dad and my dad were also close friends from the town of Chocholow in Poland.
They kept their friendship alive throughout their new lives on the south side of Chicago.

During the many following years school and work kept our family out of town and away from friends and relatives in Chicago for a great deal of the time, so it was an honor and a delightful reconnection to recently speak with Eddie.

Our hope is that Edward A. Blazonczyk's love, goodness and vitality continue to permeate his family and friends. Also that Eddie may bring the fullness of his being that he so lovingly acquired in this life to his new home.

Góralu wracaj do hal!
May 25, 2012
Our sympathy goes out to the Blazonczyk Family he will be greatly missed. Bob and Mary Ann Verhoeve [Hebron Indiana]
May 25, 2012
God bless you all as you lay to rest our beloved Eddie. So many memories and great times I am reminiscing about. I know he passed the pearly gates and greeted everyone with a resounding... HELLO EVERYBODY, IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU ALL... WE'RE GONNA HAVE A LOT OF FUN, WE'RE GONNA HAVE A BALL. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years. We will miss him.
May 25, 2012
Tish, and all the Blazonczyk Family Our Hearts and Prayers are with you all. May God Bless you and may "Eddie" be welcomed by the Angels and Lord above with a Polka Celebration... We will forever treasure his memories...
May 25, 2012
Eddie Blazonczyk was truly one of the very best. God Bless You Eddie and your family.
May 24, 2012
Tish & Family,
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Eddie's music and memories will live on in all of us. We love walking and doing fitness on the thread mill to his music and his great voice.
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family of Eddie Blazonczyk SR. I miss him alot. One night he came up to me and my folks to say hello.He is the nicest ,greatest entertainer . His music will live forever.
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Family of Eddie Blazonczyk SR. I miss him alot . I loved when he came to MA. He came up to us one night in Ludlow to say hello to me and my folks. He was the nicest ,greatest person and is music is Asecond to no one. RIP EDDIE B. Mike Filkoski {Agawam,MA.}
May 24, 2012
May 24, 2012
I am soo soo sorry for your loss. As a musician and vocalist Eddie menat the world to me and I tried to pattern my singint after his. Eddie REST IN PEACE You will always be in my heart and memory. Jim Adamczyk Tru Heritage Polka Band Buffalo
May 24, 2012
My heart is broken and I can't believe he is gone. We are all so fortunate to have been able to dance or rather float around the floor to the Versatones music. I have many happy memories because of Eddie B. He can never be replaced. My heartfelt condolences to the family.
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy is extended to the Blazonczyk family. Although I live in Florida now, I have many, many memories of dancing to Eddie's music at Veteran's Park, Polish Fest in Milwaukee, WI and also the many, many times my friends and I went to Chicago. Rest in Peace Edziu, you will be missed by so many.
May 24, 2012
Our sympathy to the family, we shall all miss Eddy but he will always be in our hearts through his music and the wonderful memories he has given us.
May 24, 2012
My syympathy goes out to the family of Eddie B. We have lost a great friend and musician.
May 24, 2012
MANY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF SINGING ON STAGE WITH EDDIE B & CHET K..... WONDERFUL GROWING UP IN THE DOVER DAYS, AT THE IRVINGTON POLISH HOME, WILDWOOD POLKA SPREE, OCEAN BEACH/POLKABRATION, WHITE EAGLE MANOR, BAYWAY POLISH HOME, THE "FAMILY" GET TOGETHERS AT SOMERVILLE FALCON CAMP...... BARNESVILLE, PA..... WELDWOOD LOUNGE----WAY TOO MANY TO MENTION...... WILL CHERISH ALL THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES... ALWAYS & FOREVER.
May 24, 2012
We were just everyday people...
but he made us feel so very special, because he recognized us and called us by name ...and there was always a smile...and a voice like an angel that would put chills through your body. He truely was a unique man that held the respect of many. Thanks for the memories!!!
May 24, 2012
Rest In Peace

Joseph Klus III
May 24, 2012
God Bless the family of Eddie Sr. His music make many of us so happy. He will forever be alive thru his Polkas.
May 24, 2012
On behalf of the Janik and Pijaszek families, we extend our deepest sympathies to the Blazonczyk family. Eddie was an icon in the Polka field and a true gentleman. We consider ourselves blessed and privileged to have experienced his many performances and genuine acts of kindness and expressions of friendship.
May 24, 2012
I have listened to his music many times. May God enjoy the pleasure of his polka music as he joins the great band in heaven.
May his soul rest in peace.
May 24, 2012
Tish and Family -- A great man has been taken from our midst. Please allow me to express my sincere sympathy to you on this sad occasion. Eddie was a prince among men and it was indeed a priviledge to have known him and able to be so Polish and proud with his music. Please know of the many prayers offered for your family and for the repose of the soul of Eddie. You can be sure of this, Eddie Zima, Lil Wally, Jerry Darlak and other polka greats are having the best jam session in heaven right now. May songs of the angels welcome you and guide you along your way....God bless Eddie B !1
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathies on the loss of a great man. The polka world has lost one of the best.

Laura
May 24, 2012
Edziu, Edziu, Edziu....though your physical body has left us, your spirit will live on in your music forever.
Tish, thank you for unselfishingly sharing Eddie all these years with his fans, that's a great sacrifice a musician's wife must endures. "Thank you girlfriend".
Bernie(Bafia) Lee, Rosanne & Phillip Sakowski
May 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you and the family. Ed will be dearly missed. May he rest in peace and God Bless. Joseph Jugovich and Rita Wrobel
May 24, 2012
our deepest sympathy to your family from the Towalski's in Las Vegas and cheryl In San Diego. He will be missed dearly
May 24, 2012
Dear Tish and Family, He was my Polka Hero and will be deeply missed, With much Love, Scrubby
May 24, 2012
Dear Tish and family,
It saddens me to hear of Eddie's passing. He was a wonderful man and loved by so many. Surely he will be missed - we've already missed his presence when he became ill and could no longer perform or attend the dances. His golden voice and wonderful music will be treasured as much as he...forever. Our deepest sympathies.
May 24, 2012
Dear Tish and family,
On behalf of my mom Lottie we will keep u and your family in our prayers. Eddie has given Me and my mom so much happiness for so many years and we have truly been blessed. Right now there is probably a big polka party in heaven with all of Eddies friends including my dad John who is leading the cheers from heaven's bar!!! God be with Eddie as he watches over his family.
May 24, 2012
Best time of my life; dancing the Polka to his music at Marquette Gardens in south Chicago!! Condolences to the family from an old fan.
May 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Blazonczyk family on the loss of a wonderful man and musician. He will be truly missed by everyone. May he rest in peace, he will be in our prayers.
May 24, 2012
OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND THE FAMILY.HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. THE HOMELS
May 24, 2012
Eddie "B" will ALWAYS BE MY #1 Band .Loved his Music and lovable attitude !!!! Mentioned "Happy Tappy Polka" to him and he had it recorded and selling on cd in 4 month's!!!
Will miss my buddy who was soooooo understanding and loving too all of us!!!! "God Be With You Eddie "
Bill Kurilla ( Walnutport , Pa.)
May 24, 2012
our deepest sympathy goes out to the blazonczyk family. sorry we could not attend the wake. eddie ws a great guy. jerry is very proud to say he was once one of eddie's band member. he wll be missed by all.
May 24, 2012
Tish and Family,
At this time of loss, may the love of God surround you all during this time of sorrow.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Ron and Diana Bronson Sytar
May 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your family on
the loss of a great man, musician and vocalist. He was loved by my father and mother-in-law very much not to mention the rest of the family and friends. He was the greatest.
John F. Skraba Jr. ( The Krystalites )
May 24, 2012
One of the truly greats Eddie B. Sr., now sits with the Greatest our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can be sure that there is one helluva Polka Celebration that will be going on in the Heavens. Eddie will be sorely missed but the music and his legacy will live on in our hearts forever. God Bless him and his dear family and wife of almost 50 years Tish, sons Eddie Jr and Tony and his loving daughter Kathy.
May 24, 2012
THIS MAN WILL BE SORRILY MISSED. HE DID SO MUCH FOR THE POLKA INDUSTRY. HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING A LOT OF BANDS STARTED TODAY. GOD REST HIS SOUL
May 24, 2012
I miss seeing him play, everyone remembers the excitement of knowing Eddie B was coming to town.
May 24, 2012
Dearest Tish and family,
Miss your radio show and all the annoucements and the great Polka music. Have a number of CD's. Eddie is with the Lord at the heavenly banquet table enjoying a new life, till one day we all meet again. God grant you strength and peace of mind during this most difficult time.
John & Diana(Sendra) Zmuda
May 24, 2012
We will always miss the 1 and only Eddie B! He was such a good friend and a great person! He knew everyone!~!!!!
RIP Eddie
Polkatively yours
Allan "Abe" Carrick
Chandler, Az.
May 24, 2012
From my parents who knew him well and danced to all his music, deepest sympathies to the family. Eddie B, may you now be at rest and still playing your music in Heaven.
May 24, 2012
Loved dancing to his music. Seven Springs Polka Fireworks best memories ever.
May 24, 2012
My family has listened to this great music master for years. He will be sadly missed. R.I.P Polka King
May 24, 2012
Eddie will truly be missed. My EX got me into polkas in the early 90's and knew him. He was always a great person and a great musician. My sympathy to the rest of the family.
May 24, 2012
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Eddie. The music will continue on without him. What a wonderful musician and performer. May he rest in peace. May the Good Lord give you strength and courage to carry on in the days without Eddie. God Bless You All.
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family. Always remember the good times you played all over.Rest in peace Eddie
May 24, 2012
Enjoyed dancing to your music Eddie when you came to Fidor's Grove or Seven Springs. Will continue to listen to your music on CD's. You were the best. Rest In Peace!

Rosemarie Radcliffe
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May 24, 2012
You won't remember me because I am one of thousands of people who thought your dad was a mentor to all musicians through-out the polka field. Your band played a dance in Lansing Ohio. I was at the dance and got a ticket at the door for a prize if chosen. I won, and you guys shared the bottle with me.
I play accordion in a polka band back in the Maynard, St.Clairsville area. Your dad has been one of the reasons I chose to do this type of music. I am 60 now and grew up with mary lou as well as poor boy, an Charlotte Ann. Eddie Sr. you will be sadly missed at the dances, but I think you have created a following that will never die.
My deepest sympathy for your family.
Don Ludwig
May 24, 2012
Thanks for all the memories, music and smiles. Deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family.
May 24, 2012
His music will live forever. He was the best. He will be deeply missed. Rest in Peace, Eddie
May 24, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire Blazonczyk family. Eddie and his music has touched our lives in such a special way. He truly was a polka hero! May God rest his soul and bring him eternal peace.
May 24, 2012
thoughts and prayers go out to eddie's family. he was a great musician and entertainer.... his music shall never be forgotton...
May 24, 2012
My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family. Eddie's music will live on forever! Polonia has lost a true legend of historic proportions.
May 24, 2012
For all the things that were written aforetime were written for our instructions that through our endurance we might have hope,the Scriptures gives hope, my condolences to your family.
May 24, 2012
To the the family of Eddie Blazonczyk - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
May 23, 2012
Eddie Blazonczyk...truly, the classiest, boldest of Polish polka musicians. A great entertainer and an extremely nice individual. Our hearts are full of happy memories of the man who led us to dance and sing!
May 23, 2012
Tish,
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Remembering all the fun Sunday afternoons at Antoinette's His music will always be the best of the best. He was a great man never to be forgotten. Love and prayers to you and your family.
May 23, 2012
Tish,
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. Remembering all the fun Sunday afternoons at Antionette's.His music will always be the best of the best. He was a great man never to be forgotten. Love and prayers to you and your family.
May 23, 2012
Oh my God , the polka world has lost a Great Muscian and friend! I cannot beleive it. I am having a Celebration of my sister's life on Sunday in Pa. who died last July Otherwise I would be in my car and out to Chicago for Eddies funeral! But know Eddie will be in my prayers! EDDIE B WE LOVE YOU THERE WILL NEVER EVER BE ANOTHER!! I am pleased to have known you!!! Bonnie the truck driving lady from Fishkill, New York.from NY
May 23, 2012
To the Blazonczyk family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am sorry for your great loss. I grew up dancing while Eddie and his band played on stages all over Michigan - I couldn't count the number of times. He and his band created so many great memories for me, my friends and so many, many people. Rest in peace, Eddie. Thanks for your great gift to us all. You will live on in your music and in our memories.
May 23, 2012
I want to extend my sincere sympathy to the Blazonczyk family and all those lucky to have called Eddie a friend. May God bless you all during this time. Thanks for all the memories Eddie. Rest in peace my friend.
May 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family. The memories of the Versatones will remain in our hearts forever and Eddie's love for Polish Music.
May 23, 2012
We will miss Eddie a great deal. He was always a great friend to me, a positive person who never showed any negativity. I loved him and his music. My deepest sympathy goes out to his family. He will be greatly missed. God Bless ...Jan Lewan
May 23, 2012
He truly was THE GREATEST!!
All of Polkadom will miss him.
Love,Chopped Liver
May 23, 2012
I loved him as a person and a performer- looked forward to all of his trips to Pa and New Jersey A very big loss to all of us! At least his music will live on.Thank God for that and for CDs and DVDs My prayers are with all of the family especially Junior! You are in my heart forever! The first time you sang with your Dad at Timmer's will be with me as long as I live!
May 23, 2012
Dear Tish and Family, My Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Eddie Is, Was & Always will be the best ever in the Polka field, and now he is singing and playing in POLKA Heaven. My prayers go out to you and your family. I am so blessed to have known him. R.I.P. Eddie
May 23, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. RIP EDDIE !
May 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the family. Saw Eddie at the Saginaw Civic Center in November of 1981. An Awesome Performance...his voice, the sound just consumed the hall. Rest in peace my fellow brother of the note. May the angels welcome you with open arms at the gates of heaven.
May 23, 2012
I used to play my 45 record of Jedzie Boat over & over & over when I was a little girl! I loved that song...and still do today. I am grateful to have danced to his music LIVE at the Baby Doll Polka Club in Chicago so many years ago. What a great & talented musician, performer & showman. There is definitely Polka music in Heaven now!
May 23, 2012
The Blazonczyk family has lost a Husband, a Dad, and a Grandpa. America has lost a Gentleman, a Fabulous entertainer, a Dear Man, and My Hero. Rest in Peace my friend.
May 23, 2012
My sympathy to you and your family on your loss. I always wanted to see him perform one more time. Not to be. Pacc in Ludlow Mass and Pulaski Park in Three Rivers Mass rocked when he played. Thanks for the memories
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May 23, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy And Prayers To The Blazonczyk Family. I Grew Up Listening To Eddie And The Versatones. My Dad And Late Mom Had All His Records,Also Saw Him Perform A Few Times.Also Saw Him Perform On The Pennsylvania Polka Show From Scranton At Our House In The Pocono's. Rest In Peace Polka King.
May 23, 2012
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of the Blazonczyk family. Eddie you were the Hero!
May 23, 2012
one of the best,great voice and music he will be missed by all who listened to his music may god bless and keep him
May 23, 2012
When I walked through the doors of the Lakewood Ballroom in Barnesville, PA in the early 1970's it was love at first sound. It was there that I heard the most incredible voice of polka music and you became my polka hero. Through the years I followed you to dances and festivals where friends would gather to drink and party and polka through the night. How devastated I was when I heard you fell ill and retired from performing. I have missed your magnificent voice and now that you are gone I will forever cherish the memories through my videos and photos taken throughout a wonderful journey. I'm thankful to have known you and for being a part of the great polka era of which you were king. No one will ever come close to taking your place. The crowd is now gathering at the gates of heaven to hear your golden voice once more. Rest in peace my dear Eddie B.
May 23, 2012
Tish and Family,

So sorry to hear about Eddie. Your're in my prays.
May 23, 2012
A true polka king! Rest in Peace!
May 23, 2012
I will never forget the first time I saw him perform. He was the best and there never will be anyone like him. My condolences to you Tish and family
May 23, 2012
Rest In Peace

Joseph Klus III
May 23, 2012
My sympathy to the family of Eddie. Also sorry for all his fans, but thank God his music lives on. Past three weeks I've been playing his CD's in the car over and over. Not sure why. Always feel a pride in my Polish heritage when I listen to Eddie's musc. Thank's for all you gave us.
RIP
May 23, 2012
So sorry for your loss but his music wil play a lifetime for others. My prayers go out to the family
May 23, 2012
All the very best to the blazonczyk family
a fellow musician from michigan i had the
chance years ago to see Edziu when was at
a dance in the PRCU hall in detroit he is one of the finest musicians that i have ever had the chance to see.
May 23, 2012
Eddie Jr and family, please accept my deepest sympathy on your loss. Your dad was one of a kind and I had the pleasure of meeting him several times in Clevelad, OH...
May 23, 2012
Your music will keep you with us always. Eddie was the nicest man in the Polka Industry...always had a hello and a smile and m we everyone's name..May you rest in peace and be back with all of the other polka musicians to go before you. Thank you for your greatest gift of making people smile and be happy.
May 23, 2012
Tish, Kathy, JR and Tony,

Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you on the loss of your husband and father.

Edziu, Rest In Peace.

Greg Nowak
Sharon (Nowak) Repplinger
May 23, 2012
Tish & Family,
My deepest sympathy to all of you. He will be remembered in so many ways. Edziu goes back to the good old days in Jersey, Polish Home in Irvington and in Bayway. He can never be replaced God Bless All Of You and May He Rest In Peace.
God Bless
Ellie Haverick
DJ Polka Party WSOU
May 23, 2012
Sincere condolences to the Blazonczyk family. For all of the baby boomers who grew up with Polka Party as a staple of Sunday mornings, we'll miss this talented man. Wieczny odpoczynek.
May 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family. May God give you comfort at this grievous time. Psalms 55:22.

Jem D. Florida
May 23, 2012
Eddie B....enjoyed your music thru the years...you were quite the showman..I am glad I met you...rest in peace...Francine Pawlicki
May 23, 2012
Sincerest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family on the passing of Eddie Sr. May you find strength and comfort in knowing the joy he brought to so many. He has always been an icon in the polka field and will never be forgotten.
Thanks for all the great times and fantastic music Eddie and for making all those trips out East with the Versatones. Terrific memories. You epitomized what being "Polish and proud of it" is all about.
May 23, 2012
Polka music is happy music & Eddie made many people happy in his lifetime with his music. May he rest in peace and may God comfort the family during this sad time.
May 23, 2012
Thank you Eddie B. for bringing so much joy to all of us through your music. We have such special memories, and of course, favorite songs. Rest In Peace.
May 23, 2012
Tish and Family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember spending many a Sunday afternoon at the Polonia Grove Pavilion listening to Eddie's band and admiring you, your sister and brother as our "Dancing with the Stars" polka favorites. Saw you last at my Mom's (Josephine
Sroka) wake. Thanks for the memories. Eddie's legacy will live on through his music and his lovely family.
May 23, 2012
Eddie will always be remembered as a musician's musician, at the top of his craft he was always a gentleman first. We remember you well from the thirty odd years you came to entertain us in Canada.You will be missed but at the same time many warm moments to remember...THANKYOU ED......Guy Robinson
May 23, 2012
I am very saddened to hear the news of Eddie's passing. I am a fan from New Jersey. Dancing to his polka style at the Falcons, Dover (Polonia Acres Polanka) and Bayway....Even if I did not see Eddie for a few years, he remembered my name. My condolences to the Blazonczyk family.
Eddie will be in my thoughts and prayers. Musically I will continue to crank his records....the legacy lives on....My deepest symapthy...Edziu, spoczywaj z Bogiem !
John Budzinski, Wallington, NJ
May 23, 2012
My heart is breaking . I know my gram will be so sad to hear this news. We loved listening to Eddie on Sunday mornings. He was such a wonderful person. God will have a wonderful Polka Band in Heaven. Can't wait to hear it someday soon.
God be with your family and give them strength. They will have wonderful memories. We will dance a polka when we get to Heaven
May 23, 2012
To the Blazonczyk---Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow.
Thank God for giving the Polka World Eddie Blazonczyk. We can not imagine this wonderful music without Eddie's influence.
Phyllis and Arnie Checkalski--Rice Lake, Wi.
May 23, 2012
Rest in Peace
May 23, 2012
Eddie, thanks for being my friend and mentor for over 50yrs. Thank you also for the priviledge of being your studio piano player for over 25 years.You are what Polka music is today. I will trully miss you because your the older brother I never had and I love you.

Tish and the family my deepest condolences from our family and we will be praying for you all.
May 23, 2012
My thought & prayers are with you.Sorry for our loss.
Time for Eddie & Pete to be together again
Carol Perez Louisville,Ky
May 23, 2012
A Polish American Treasure. Many memories of Eddie,Knukles Kowalski and a six pack of POLKAS. God Bless the Blazonczyk family.
May 23, 2012
Our thoughts are with you at this time. Many hours have been spent listening to Eddie on the radio, CDs and in person. There is a Polka Party going on in heaven!
May 23, 2012
Eddie, thanks for the memories. You have always been our favorite. A fine gentlemen, one fantastic musician with s voice to match. Our collection of your music will entertain us forever. You will be missed
May 23, 2012
Eddie Blazoczyk was a true Polka King. Every Sunday morning my mom and dad would have (and still do) the Polka show out of Erie,Pa. on the radio and Eddie was always one of our favorites. The Polish American community and the entire music industry was Blessed to have him.He will live on through his music.May God Bless him and his family.
May 23, 2012
Our most sincere condolences to the entire Blazoncyk family. Eddie was a great guy not only in the music field, but as a person. He always had a kind word for everyone and always amazed me how her was able to remember everyone's names whenever he saw them. May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow, but bring you joy to know that he is in the arms of Our Heavenly Father.
May 23, 2012
Polka music has lost it's Elvis. Rest in peace Eddie.
May 23, 2012
To a great friend and super musician who will be missed by the entire Polka world.
May 23, 2012
Prayers and sincere condolences to the entire Blazonczyk family. Rest in peace, kochany Edziu
May 23, 2012
fntastic polka band,I herd his band at the polish american vets hall in Chellea Mass many years ago. He will be missed Mike AJEWSKI sAUGUS mASS.
May 23, 2012
Best musician ever. Loved his music and my it live forever. He will be missed. Mazurka Polish Dancers of San Antonio.
May 23, 2012
WOW there are so many memories of him when I was small with my Dad and him Pete Perez as we got older we lost touch but always on our minds he was a great person. Praying for the family. Alicia M Betts-Garrett
May 23, 2012
My deepest and sincere condolences to the family. Big Eddie WAS Polka music to me. He will be sorely missed.
May 23, 2012
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. My deepest sympathy to the entire Blazonczyk family.
May 23, 2012
Big Ed - you will be missed! The memories that we all shared will live on forever - we will "CELEBRATE" your many accomplishments for years to come. Tish, Kathy, JR and Tony you are in our Thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
May 23, 2012
Thinking of the great POLKA CELEBRATION in Heaven. Thanks for the music, Eddie.
May 23, 2012
Eddie...enjoy your new life with your old pals-one hell of a jam session is brewing. To the Blazonczyk family...thanks for sharing Eddie all these years.R.I.P.
May 23, 2012
There is a Polka Celebration going on. Eddie was the true Polka King. May he rest in peace.
The Yates Family (Chicago, Illinois)
May 23, 2012
My deepest sympathies to the Blazonczyk family. What a great man he was...Leaving behind an extraordinarily large legacy! He will be greatly missed. Know that your family is in my prayers.
May 23, 2012
My deepest sympathy Tish, Kathy, Ed Jr., Tony & all the family.

Everyone has a story to tell about Eddie, he touched so many lives in so many ways. I think he can best be described as a talented, loving, good- natured and honorable man.

I was about 10 yrs. old when Eddie became part of our family...it was a very big deal. Now, as all teens did back in the day, I faithfully watched American Bandstand. At 16, I got my first official job as receptionist at Bel-Aire on 47th Street in the Back of the Yards. Imagine my amazement to see pictures of Eddie Bell & the Bel-Aires on AB, along with autograped pictures the likes of Buddy Holly framed on the office walls of my new boss...awesome!

Saturdays at Bel-Aire could get pretty crazy, especially with the radio program live from Ed's office. Fans would gather in the record store to watch him live through the glass window. Teachers in the side rooms giving students music lesson. Customers shopping for a new polka album. Wally running up and down filling orders to be shipped. Throw in some action in the recording studio, whether Versatones or bands from across the country...anything could happen and usually did.

Or Bel-Aire Days, in the heat of July at Polonia, when there still was a Grove. At the end of a long day of hard work & play...silliness would prevail. Who could forget the chance to dunk their favorite musician in the 'dunk tank'.

Whether at the store or on the grove, Eddie would give me directions on what he expected of me and it always ended with a wink and a "capisce?"

"No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave." ~ Calvin Coolidge

Eddie Sr. you will be missed, capisce?

Love, peace & blessings,
May 23, 2012
There has never been a polka entertainer like him and there will never be another Eddie B.
Eddie was one of my great influences as a polka promoter and musician.
To me, he was one of the great polka musicians and vocalists of all time.
My condolences to his entire family. My prayers are with you.
May 22, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the entire Blazonczyk family. Eddie will be missed by everyone who loves polka music. He was an idol of so many young musicians and helped to keep polka music alive.
May 22, 2012
your music will live on forever. may you rest in peace. you will be missed by all !
May 22, 2012
Tish, Eddie Jr, Tony, Kathy,

I always find it difficult to say the right words that would bring comfort to someone who has just lost one beloved. I am so sorry for your loss and my deepest sympathy to you at this time of sorrow. Although miles away, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. As he was to hundreds of musicians, Eddie was the source of inspiration to me, his memory will never die and his song will forever play in our hearts and souls. Eddie is in God's hands now. May His perpetual light shine upon Eddie and grant eternal rest unto him.
May 22, 2012
My prayers and sincerest sympathy are going out to the entire Blazonczyk family. Rest in peace, kochany Ediu
May 22, 2012
To the Blazonczyk family: Eddy will live on in our memories and in his music. We will keep you and Eddy in our prayers. Ed - thanks for the fun and joy you brought to us all,
Julie and Jim Schloss, Colorado Springs
May 22, 2012
My polish family the kucia's in
Chicago loved his music,&listen to your sons music.
Sorry for your loss.
May 22, 2012
Condolences goes out to Tish and the Blazonczyk family,

God took our Polka hero Eddie B. he left us all with great memories....one that stand out for me is when I had a bus trip to Oh in the early 70's along with our Ambassadors dancers. My mother asked Eddie if he knew Mountainier's Farewell her favorite song and he told her not at this time but working on it. A year later he recorded that tune. Im sure everyone has some special moment of a great Musician and entertainer...
God Bless you Eddie ...R.I.P.

Judy Stringhill & Family
May 22, 2012
I was a loving friend of Valerie Bond...she introduced me to you...what a wonderful friend she was Eddie...you knew her and you knew her wonderful father..George Klem...an outstanding polka instructor in the Wash D.C.. area. Thank you for your wonderful voice...thank you for your wonderful band and thank you for being the leader of a dying breed...great polka band leaders and entertainers....Thank you for the wonderful memories and valerie and I will toast "Hey Pretty Girl" to you when I see her soon...God Bless tou in Heaven
May 22, 2012
Tish and family,

Our deepest sympathy to you all. Eddie is in our thoughts and prayers. His music and performances will be remember forever....giving much joy to his loyal listeners. He surely will be missed by so many. It was always worth the trip to see him and get to know his family, also.
God bless the Blazonczyk Family.
May 22, 2012
Tish,Kathy, Eddie jr., Tony and the entire Blazonczyk family, deepest sympathies to all of you during this most difficult time. What a great man has left us, his music will be here forever.
Mike Gryczko (czerwone gaci)
May 22, 2012
Sorry for your loss, Ed, your family is in my prayers. Your Quigley classmate,Ray Allen.
May 22, 2012
Our sincere sympathy to the Blazonczyk family. Eddie was truely our Polka Hero. Thank you for the memories that we can always treasure.
May 22, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to your family! I have known Eddie since I was a young boy. He would play at my father's tavern- Kutas Warsaw Inn- Buffalo, NY.
May 22, 2012
Our heartfelt condolences go out to you Tish, Kathy, Eddie,Jr, Tony and Family
Eddie,Sr. we thank you for sharing your many gifts and talents with us through the years... You will never be forgotten and your voice will be heard on our Polka shows always. Rest in peace with the Lord in Polka Heaven, our Polka Hero.
May 22, 2012
Eddie will always be remembered as the BEST musician and GENTLEMAN I have ever met. Prayers to the entire Blaz family
May 22, 2012
I'll always remember Eddie and the wVersatones playing at our wedding in 1962.
Maryann Karczewski, wife of Big Jim Karr
May 22, 2012
Tish, Eddie Jr., Kathy and Tony - Our sincerest condolences to all of you on the loss of your father. May he forever rest in Heaven with all his friends. He was the only reason we followed a Polka Band for 3 day week ends & 25 plus years at Springs, We will mostly miss you coming to the motor home at springs & sharing a snack with us. Felix & Stella
May 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Eddie Sr. was truly an inspiration for us and to so many. We are keeping him, along with all of you, in our prayers. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace with our dear Lord. "Pan" Franek, Zosia, and Family. +JMJ+
May 22, 2012
i remember him from him playing at my grammer school sacred heart and being friends with my mom and step dad.. he nicknamed me the polish princess and even then with my silliness i use to say well not really polish princess but the non polish, polish princess ;) i always remember that..
May 22, 2012
We have so many happy memories of your husband. (Father). We both are sorry for your loss.
MICKEY AND PAULA KONOPKA
Wyandotte. MI
May 22, 2012
Tish, Jr., Kathy and Tony - Our sincerest and heartfelt condolences to all of you on the loss of your husband and father. May he forever rest in peace.
May 22, 2012
My Deepest Sympathys to the family of Eddie B., Sr. , may he rest in peace.
May 22, 2012
Eddie you were a Great Friend....You will be missed......Prayers out to Tish...Kathy.....Junior and Tony....Be proud.... HE touched so many lives....made so many people happy
May 22, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Blazonczyk family. May he rest in peace. He was a great entertainer. We will all miss him very much.
May 22, 2012
A GREAT VOICE SILENCED FOREVER. WHAT A TREMENDOUS EVENT WHEN HE MET UP WITH ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHEN HE ENTERED THRU THE PEARLIE GATES. I AM PROUD TO HAVE KNOWN EDDIE SR. THERE IS NO ONE WHO WILL EVER COME CLOSE TO HIS TALENTS. UNTIL WE ALL MEET AGAIN, REST IN PEACE EDDIE B. SR.
May 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Eddie was the best as a musician/singer and a tue friend. We will miss him.
May 22, 2012
To Tish and the family- we are praying for you at this difficult time. He will be missed by so many.

Sincerely, Margaret Zotkiewicz-Dramczyk and family
May 22, 2012
There will never be another as great as Eddie.
May 22, 2012
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May 22, 2012
What fun in our liftime,We'llnever forget the sound in the Field museum and the Poland trips (2) with J>R.and Cathy! Frank and Joyce Nale Wild Rose
May 22, 2012
Eddie was a great guy and entertainer for the polka field, and all of mankind.Our sympathy goes out to his whole family and friends.
May 22, 2012
In 2003 or 2004 at Seven Springs, Eddie struggled to get off of the stage after a guest appearance to kiss my hand. He said, "It's not easy being a polka hero, but somebody's gotta do it." I will never forget it. Thank you for being a true hero, gentleman, musician, and an inspiration to so many. Rest in peace, and know your music will always live on.
May 22, 2012
The Chairman of the board of polka music.Thanks for the memories. Fabian @ Barb Zielinski Waterville,Ohio
May 22, 2012
Tish and Family my deepest sympathy. Eddie B THANKS FOR THE MEMories, I sure have a lot of them. You will be missed. I'm sure you will be playing with all the previously departed musicians....Say a big hello and I love you all.
May 22, 2012
Tish and Family,

My sincerest condolences on the loss on your husband, father, and grandfather. May God grant you strength and peace during this most difficult time. Polonia has truly lost a great talent. I grew up listening to Eddie's music, and can truly say that his music was a major influence in my development of a lifelong interest in Polka music. Through the years, he made thousands laugh and smile. The Versatones under his direction, were truly remarkable. Those of us of Polish heritage are truly proud that one of our own has contributed so much and will be fondly remembered by so many. Wieczny odpoczynek daj mu Boze.
May 22, 2012
To Eddie B's family,
We would like to express our sincere sympathy on the passing of Eddie. We have fond memories of attending polka dances, cruises, and fests where he performed. Rest in Peace and God Bless.
May 22, 2012
I would like to extend my sympathy to Tish,Eddie JR,Kathy,Tony and the entire family. Thank you and the good Lord for sharing Eddie with us his music and personality speaks volumes. He gave us so much and asked so little he loved to entertain. God Bless you Eddie and thank you for sharing your life with us. Rest In Peace my brother of the note.
May 22, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympathy. We had some great times with Eddie at Ocean City,MD.
He'll be greatly missed.
Pat & Bob Wojnowski
May 22, 2012
Dear Tish and Family,
Please accept my Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Eddie Sr.
Rosemary Sleven-Trzaskus
Hilversum Holland
May 22, 2012
The best of the best Eddie! That is you!!! Such good times when you jammed with Guca and Lush at Polonia Grove. The band in Heaven just grew by one more TERRIFIC person!
May 22, 2012
What a tremendous loss to the Polka field. He will be sadly missed by so many. Start a new band up there Eddie! RIP
May 22, 2012
Our Deepest Sympathy.
May 22, 2012
We love you, Eddie! You were the best.

My deepest sympathies go out to the entire family.

Judy
May 22, 2012
Eddie Jr
As my brother, FRANK KUBOWSKI,called to inform me of your Father's passing (at far too early an age) there was a quite loss in his voice. Frank grew up idolizing your Father and was so fortunate to play along side him in later years. It was truely one of the proud joys in his life. He raises his 9 year old daughter, Sequoya, with the "true Polka music" your Father represents! You can always tell when Frank is driving in the garage as you hear the EDDIE BLAZONCZYK POLKAS on his CD player in the car and on the Sunday rides with Seqouya! He will truely be missed in the Wisconsin Polka world. Hopefully you continue to share his music and your's with the people to enjoy and dance to.
Very sorry for your loss.
May 22, 2012
Mr. Eddie B you and your music made the world a happy, happier place. May you Rest in Peace.

Condolences to the Blazonczyki family.
May 22, 2012
Bye, Eddie. Thanks for all your wonderful gifts to the polka community.
May 22, 2012
To the Blazonczyk family, I extend my sincere condolences on the passing of Eddie Sr. With sadness come great joy that his music, and memory will live on for years to come. From all of us here in Omaha, NE. we will keep him and the family in our prays.


Dave, Dyna, Nick & Kelsi Wawrzynkiewicz
Omaha, Nebraska
May 22, 2012
Eddie was the best of the best. Heaven has gained
The best Polka musician and singer. we enjoyed
Many happy days with him. Our deepest sympathy
To Tish and Family. Ray and Gloria Belczyk.Monessen, Pa.
May 22, 2012
Our Condolences, he was a wonderful man.
Sue Dunaj-Leder and Randy Leder.
May 22, 2012
Our condolences to The Blazonczyk Family.Eddie was definitely a Class Act and will surely be missed.A talent like Eddie is hard to replace.May He Rest in Peace.
May 22, 2012
Eddie B, thank you for entertaining us for so many years. Your "Live and Kickin" is an industry standard. We will miss you.
May 22, 2012
Rest in peace, Edziu. Our deepest sympathies to the Blazonczyk family on the loss of a true gentleman and a genuine musical legend. He brought so much joy to so many people, including our family. We are deeply grateful.

The Gunkel Family: David, Ann & Stas'
Chicago, IL
May 22, 2012
Tish & Family - Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, we hope looking back in memory will help comfort you tomorrow. Our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this trying time. Eddie will live on in spirit forever.
May 22, 2012
May you find comfort in the enduring beauty of God's words. In the warmth of time, may the spirit of acceptance and inner peace enfold you and may you be blessed with sweet memories.
May 22, 2012
Eddie and my dad Vinnie Vella, are laughing and playing with their peas in heaven! So sorry to hear of his passing-he was a sweet man.
May 22, 2012
Sorry to hear about Eddie, my sincere condolences to his family, I sure enjoyed his music and have happy memories of his dances in Pennsylvania! A great man and he was a Polka Hero!!!! Zawalich Family, New Port Richey, Fl.
May 22, 2012
Eddie B., a gentleman in the true sense of the word. He had given so much to so many. God has a leader for his polka band. I will never forget the Alaska cruise of 94.
Tish & Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and take comfort in knowing he loved you all very much.
May 22, 2012
Danced & sang to Eddie B. for many years,he was the greatest. Our condolences to Tish & family.
Ron & Barb Survillas
Bullhead City,AZ.
May 22, 2012
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.
We will cherish the memories forever. Our deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family.
May 22, 2012
Eddie, to me you were a polka legend, more importantly you were my mentor and a great friend. I know that you
impacted the lives of many others in the same way. I will
be forever grateful. Rest in
Peace. God Bless!
May 22, 2012
Eddie B. will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.
The Guzik Family
Canton, Michigan
May 22, 2012
Tish and Family. We are so sorry to hear about Eddie. May the wonderful memories that you have together give you comfort.
Love, Your friends and neighbors,
The Sawa Family
May 22, 2012
My deepest sympathy goes out to the entire Blazonczyk family! Words can't express what an honor it was for all to know Eddie Sr. He has touched the hearts and lives of so many people with his jokes, his smile, his music and that beautiful voice. He will remain with us in our hearts forever! May he rest in peace!
May 22, 2012
Eddie B Sr. was a Great musician and americas top polka band He played in michigan at the festivals, St. claudes in clinton twp.. Prayers going out to the Blazonczyk family Roger Kane 19961 12 mile Roseville, mi 48066
May 22, 2012
My deepest sympathies to Tish and the Blazonczyk family....Eddie was the best of the best...I remember him coming to Western Pa..We would never miss one of his appearances whether it was Hardy's Pub, 7 Springs or Fiedor's Grove....He was loved by many...A true legend and Polka Hero! May he Rest in Peace.
May 22, 2012
To Kathy, Eddie Jr. and Tony, my thoughts are with you.
Dearest Tish, my deepest condolences go out to you. There is no deeper hurt than the loss of a
spouse. The Polka Field has lost a true Giant
of the industry. Eddie revolutionized the Polka Industry with a sound that goes on and on.. We have lost a truly great Guy and a real Genleman.
Thanks Ed for always having treated me with respect, for crossing the street just to say hello to me. He made you feel good. Thru his music, the legend of Eddie "B" will live on and on
Rest in Peace Ed, you made a lot of people happy....Thanks for the many memories.
May 22, 2012
Tish and Family - I don't know any words of comfort, except that Eddie was called Home. I had the privilege of knowing him and him be-friending me. He was a special man, kind, polite, considerate and just "good"! He has been missed, on the Polka circuit, as a performer, for many years, altho we still saw him at various functions. Thank you for taking such good care of him and continuing the Sunday polka program. I know we will be hearing many days of tributes with his music, but it will be no different than everyday ... as he has such a massive music contribution ... as i listen even now ... it is just different. God Bless Eddie and your family. Thanks for the great memories, that i will always cherish!
May 22, 2012
My Deepest Sympathy. The name Eddie Blazonczyk will always mean Polka Music.
Eddie B will be missed.
May 22, 2012
The polka world lost its hero. Many thanks for the years and years of wonderful memories, of bringing together the polka community wherever you were, and for sharing your life and talents with us. And many thanks to Tish and the Blazonczyk family for sharing Eddie Sr with us for all these years. My deepest condolences to you all.
May 22, 2012
You have added so much pleasure to so many families over the years with your music. Our blessings to your family at this very difficult time. You will be missed by many.
May 22, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about Eddie, we will always remember the great times we've had,
videotaping many of those times. Our thoughts are with you and your family. You will be missed by all. Thanks for the Great Memories!
May 22, 2012
Tish and family,
My heart is sad to hear of Eddie's passing. He truly was the best. He was a good man, funny, witty, such talent. I will keep you all in my prayers.
May 22, 2012
My Prayers and Condolences to the family of Eddie Blazonczyk. Thank you, Eddie, for all the FUN! You were always so full of life!
May 22, 2012
We will miss you Eddie . Thanks for all the good memories.
Buczeks
May 22, 2012
Sorry for Your Loss - our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you!
The Polka world has lost a great Hero!! He was a Trailblazer!!
Joe Adamczyk and Wilhelmina Ostrowski
May 22, 2012
Thanks for the many smiles that you have given me over the years...you will never be forgotten
May 22, 2012
Eddie, you revolutionized polka music and became the Polka Hero of Chicago and the entire Polka Community. No one will ever forget your distinctive voice. Thanks for the great memories! My sincerest sympathies to your entire family.

Ed Sterczek
May 22, 2012
Sing and play with the angels Mr. Blazonczyk. You will forever be my favorite. Peace and comfort to your beloved family.
May 22, 2012
May 22, 2012
Tish, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this extremely difficult time. Eddie brought Frank many hours of fun and enjoyment.
Carol Samoraj (Orland Park, IL)
May 22, 2012
It was my pleasure to know Eddie and to
have a chance to work with him doing what
we Love (Polka Music) He has touch the
harts of million's.
My Deepest Sympathy to The Family.
May 22, 2012
Eddie will be missed, what a wonderful man and singer...God rest his soul, and peace in the hearts to his family who showed him love and care through out his life.. Theresa Bolf
May 22, 2012
Dear Tish, Eddie Jr. and family,
A moment of silence will be a part of the program this coming weekend at the Adirondack Polka Festival in Old Forge, New York. "Eddie B" will always be a POLKA HERO in Central New York and throughout the world.
Sincerely,
Dave and Genia Sychtysz
Goldsboro, North Carolina
(formerly Syracuse, New York)
May 22, 2012
Tish & Family,
My deepest sympathy to you all at this most difficult time. I'm having Mass for Eddie & all of you this afternoon. I will always remember the good times.
Fr. Tom Aleksa--Sheffield & Erie, PA.
May 22, 2012

God bless you, Eddie. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
May 22, 2012
Dear Tish,
I'm very sorry for you and the entire Blazonczyk Family on the passing of Eddie. I admired and respected him and enjoyed listening to his polka music at some of my mother's (Lucy) Polka Affairs. May all the fond memories of Eddie ease your pain and sorry for your loss. God Bless.
May 22, 2012
R.I.P. Edziu Blazonczyk. Im just one of your fans. Just LOVE that POLKA.Happy music from Happy Edziu.
May 22, 2012
Thank you for being an inspiration to me and to the thousands and thousands of people to whom you brought joy and music for so many years. You have been there, part of my life, for all of my life. Thank you for helping me become who I am today. Now, Rest in Peace. You've certainly earned it. Hero.
May 22, 2012
We've known Eddie for decaedes.He'll live on in the hearts of the many who enjoyed his music. Eddie, you'll be sorely missed.
May 22, 2012
He's up there partying with Father Rich Klajbor who passed away a few weeks ago. Eddie used to play at a lot of the events we had at Sacred Heart. Father Rich would say Mass. Then we went downstairs to some good Polish food and music. Good times I'll always remember. Eddie grew up on 47th--like a lot of us. May Father Rich and Eddie rest in God's peace.
May 22, 2012
He's up there partying with Father Rich Klajbor who passed away a few weeks ago. Eddie used to play at a lot of the events we had at Sacred Heart. Father Rich would say Mass. Then we went downstairs to some good Polish food and music. Good times I'll always remember. Eddie grew up on 47th--like a lot of us. May Father Rich and Eddie rest in God's peace.
May 22, 2012
To the entire Blazonczyk family:

We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Eddie was a wonderful guy...on stage and off. We'll always remember him! Heaven gained the finest musician.

The Stanczyk Family
May 22, 2012
Tish and family, my heart and thoughts are with you at this truly sad time. Please accept my sincere condolences. Eddie was a wonderful person, friend to many and truly a great entertainer. May he rest in peace.
May 22, 2012
May you rest in piece Eddie. You were loved by all!! Thank You for all that you have given us.

Linda and Tom Sobieski (southgate MI)
May 22, 2012
Thank you for all the great memories & times I was fortunate to have experienced, knowing you Edziu. May the Perpetual Light shine upon you.
May 22, 2012
Just one of Eddies' fans saying how how much we appreciated having Eddie and his beautiful music and voice. Blessings to all of his family and prayers.
May 22, 2012
Our condolences, to Tish, Kathy, Tony, Eddie Jr

Steve and Cathy Coblish
May 22, 2012
EDDIE,YOU'RE THE BEST A MEMORY I WILL NEVER FORGET WAS THE FIRST TIME YOU TOOK THE STAGE IN YOUR CAREER WAS IN RHINELANDER, WI. YOUR BAND THAN WAS EDDIE BELL AND THE ROCKETT'S
REST IN PEACE
PAUL JANKOWSKI MYRTLE BEACH, SC.
May 22, 2012
Such a shame to lose such a fun, talented person who brought thousands Joy. Tish, Jr and family deepest sympathy. We had lots of fun and memories over the years they will always be in our hearts. Eddie was very special to so many people along with Tish and Jr...those are things that never can be replaced or forgotten.
May 22, 2012
Eddie, thank you for all that you gave us over the years ...... great music and first class entertainment. Our collection of your music will entertain us in the years to come. You will never be forgotten.
My deepest and sincerest sympathies to the Blazonczyk family.
May 22, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to the Blazonczyk family.
Your music brought us joy, and you will be missed.

The Novelli Family
May 22, 2012
So sorry to hear the passing of my Polka Hero..You were the one that got me started. You will be missed by so many but the memories live on. RIP my friend.
May 22, 2012
May God grant you eternal rest Ed ! You will be deeply missed. Thank you for the gift you have been to all of us. NO ONE could play polkas like you !! You were my favorite.
Me deepest sympathy to the family.
Bro. Jerome Sysko, O.S.A.
May 22, 2012
Thanks Eddie for all the happy music and great memories we will always have of you. May God hold you in his loving arms . Our sincerest sympathies to the entire family

Dave and Sharon Kurdziel
(Buffalo NY)
May 22, 2012
To the family of Edward Blazonczyk may God give you comfort and peace by means of prayer - Philipians 4:6,7. My deepest sympathy
May 22, 2012
Eddie was a friend to us all. He gave us music, he gave us laughs, and he was our Polka Hero. Our hearts ache and our thoughts are with Tish, Eddie, Kathy, Tony and their families.
May 22, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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