PORTVILLE, N.Y. - Edward S. Zalwsky III of 2041 Wolf Creek Road, Cuba, passed away Monday (June 22, 2015) at the Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Buffalo, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Aug. 23, 2014.
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Ed was born Nov. 1, 1979 in Olean and was a son of Stanley M. and Muriel D. Blade Zalwsky. On Feb. 21, 2004, at St. Mary of the Angels Church in Olean, he married Melanie R. Welty, who survives.
Ed graduated from Olean High School and BOCES in 1998. He worked for M & H Manufacturing in Cuba and then Allegheny-Bradford Co. for about 14 years as a welder.
Ed enjoyed working on anything, including being a mechanic. He was also Certified Pyrotechnic and enjoyed building fireworks. Ed loved being outdoors, riding go carts and fishing with his daughter, Caydence. He also loved riding four wheelers and his motorcycle, and going snowmobiling. Ed was a member of the Portville Sons of the American Legion.
Ed is survived by his maternal grandmother, Geraldine H. Blade of Salamanca; his father, Stanley M. Zalwsky of Olean; his mother and stepfather, Muriel D. (Pastor Robert) Howard of Olean; two daughters, McKenzi R. Welty & Caydence V. Zalwsky; five siblings, Stacy M. (Andrew) Penird of Olean, Sarah L. (Mark McKetish) Zalwsky of Olean, Terry L. Howard of Bradford, Pa., Elizabeth M. (Scott) Lemmer of Rush and Robert O. (Jaicianne Tingley) Howard of Olean; godparents John Wisniewski & Kathleen Lawton; 11 nieces and nephews; many aunts and uncles including his uncle, Eric Blade of Marriottsville, Md.; many cousins and best friend "Jud."
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Stanley & Stella Spenik Zalwsky; his maternal grandfather, Thomas A. Blade; and a special "grandmother," Pauline P. Sunderlin.
Friends will be received today from 2 to 4 and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean. Funeral services will be held on Friday, beginning in the funeral home with prayers at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of the Angels Church. The Rev. Gregory J. Dobson, pastor of St. Mary of the Angels Church, will celebrate. Burial will be at the St. Bonaventure Cemetery in Allegany.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Olean 4th of July Fireworks Display, Olean Fire Department – Local 1796, ATTN: Fireworks Committee, 542 North Union Street, Olean, NY 14760. Online condolences may be made at www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralHome.com
Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc
646 E State St
Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Bradford Era from June 25 to June 30, 2015