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Danowitz, Edward DANOWITZ, Edward F. Sr. Hermitage Drive, Altamonte Springs, was called to muster with his Creator January 24, 2013. Born in Chicago, IL, January 18, 1921, he was predeceased in death by his parents, William and Malvina, and brothers, Chester and Stanley. He attended primary and secondary schools in Red Bank, NJ and following graduation from Holy Cross College in 1942 entered the United States Marine Corps and remained on active duty until 1972 retiring with the rank of colonel. He served in combat in WWII, Korea, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. During his service he was devotedly supported by his wife Mitzi, who assumed all family responsibilities during each of his three 12-month deployments overseas. For this he was eternally grateful. While on active duty he earned the MA degree from George Washington University and the MA and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in Russian Language and Studies. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps he joined the faculty of Rollins College where he taught Russian and Spanish and served as department chairman. He was a dedicated Roman Catholic and communicant at St. Mary Magdalen Church where he prayed and served in numerous capacities for more than 40 years. With his service to God, Corps and Country he was equally devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his loving wife, Mitzi, his family on cruises, at the beach and reunions. As he had been supported by his own parents, immigrants from Poland, he encouraged his children and grandchildren in their studies and was proud of the success that each one had achieved at baccalaureate and post-graduate levels. Birthdays and anniversaries were never to be forgotten and were celebrated with love. The Colonel is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mitzi, whom he married upon his return from WWII and China. Other survivors include daughters, Mary Ann, Raleigh, NC; Joan Jones, Marietta, GA; Nancy Williamson, Casselberry; Sharon Haffey, Jacksonville and son, Edward F. Jr., Marietta, GA, 12 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Local arrangements by DeGusipe Funeral Home, Maitland. The family will receive friends during viewing at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, Altamonte Springs on Monday, January 28 from 6 to 8 pm. The mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at the Church of St. Mary Magdalen on Tuesday, January 29 at 11 am. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Third Marine Division Memorial Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 254, Chalfont, PA 18914 or a . Please view and sign the guestbook at:
Published in the Orlando Sentinel from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27, 2013
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