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Edmund J. Kujawa

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Edmund J. Kujawa, born October 15, 1922, in Chicago passed away September 15, 2006. Devoted son of the late John P. and Stella H., nee Marlewski, Kujawa; dearly beloved husband and best friend for 50 years of the late Lorraine Marie Kujawa, nee McCormick; loving devoted father of John and Jerome; proud grandfather of Jackie and ''Daddy'' to Coyote. Ed was a devout Catholic believer who truly lived his Christian faith, an honest and honorable family man and all around great guy. A rubber mold design engineer, Ed held several U.S. patents, such as for molds for bridge pads seen on the expressways. A true-blue American patriot, Ed was awarded two Purple Hearts for being wounded in France in World War II. He served in reconnaissance, Fifth Division, General Patton's Third U.S. Army. Landed at Utah Beach July 1944. Fought in the Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. Veteran's Day 2005 in a ceremony, Congressman Mark Kirk presented Ed with one additional Purple Heart and eight additional service medals he earned for his service. Ed was proud of his role in helping to liberate the enslaved people of Europe. He was even more proud of his loving wife and two sons. Visitation Tuesday, September 19, from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.; Funeral 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, from Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, to St. Joseph Church, Lake Ave. and Ridge Rd., Wilmette; Mass 11 a.m.; Funeral Info. 847-675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com.
Published in Chicago Tribune from Sept. 18 to Sept. 20, 2006
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