Edward Joseph Tymrak
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July 31, 2014
Edward Joseph Tymrak, 92 of Ft. Myers passed away at 11:11pm Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at Gulf Coast Memorial Medical hospital.
Ed was born on February 4th, 1922 to parents Edward Joseph and Catherine Schultz Tymrakiewicz in Perth Amboy, New Jersey and was raised in Queens, New York. It was there that he met the love of his life Virginia Marie Albert at a Halloween party at age 17. There has always been speculation as to what costume he was wearing to sweep her off her feet. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for the duration of World War II as a First Class Petty Officer. Upon his honorable discharge he married on July 21st, 1945. They spent the next 66 years inseparable and happily married residing in New York City until moving to Syosset, Long Island in 1955. Ed worked for IBM for 40 years in sales and marketing until retiring. They moved to Ft. Myers and began a new adventure in life. They loved to take cruises, fine dining and socializing with newly made friends. They were active members of the Estero Country Club at the Vines. He was also an avid fan of baseball, following the Braves from Boston to Atlanta. He was also quite the history buff and reader.
Ed was preceded in death by his wife in 2012, sisters Elizabeth McLeod of Garden City, N.Y. and Jeanette Uertz of Harwich, Massachusetts and his parents.
He is survived by his only child, son, Mark Tymrak (Tami) of Bozeman, Montana, Lawrence E. Uertz (Paula), nephew, of Greensboro, Georgia, his best of friends Jim and Nancy Scully of Ft. Myers. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jessica Tymrak Bos, Kristin Tymrak, Patrick Flemming (Sarah), Pam Bentley (Paul), Pryce Tymrak, Virginia Tymrak (J.P.) and numerous great grandchildren.
Arrangements are in the care of Ft. Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. No services are planned.
Fort Myers Memorial Gardens Funeral Home and Cemetery
1589 Colonial Boulevard
Fort Myers , FL 33907
Published in The News-Press on Aug. 5, 2014