Edward A. Uranowski Sr., 96, of Hanover Township passed away Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
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Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine Bonarek Uranowski, a member of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish and American Legion Post 132, Wilkes-Barre. He was a graduate of Holy Trinity School And Nanticoke High School.
He was preceded in death by his son, Edward Junior, and son-in-law, John M. Brody.
Surviving, in addition to his loving wife of 67 years, the former Lillian Narsavage, are his children, Richard, Hanover Township; Christine and Mary Ann, Tampa, Fla.; and Ruth, Mountain Top; a daughter-in-law, Diane Joivell Uranowski, Drums; grandchildren, Valerie Brody, Alex and Abby Morris and Cody Krazia; brothers, Leo, Walter and Frank Narsavage; numerous nieces and nephews.
During the Great Depression, Edward joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, working in Tioga and Potter counties, and Mayer, Ariz.
Ed felt strongly about his duty to his country and gave up a budding career in baseball to serve in the Marine Corps, serving from July 4, 1942, to 1944 in the Pacific Theater, on Florida Island, New Georgia and Guadalcanal.
After the war he worked as a house painter, drove truck and later retired from Certainteed St. Gobain, Mountain Top, in 1984. He enjoyed 30 years of retirement, where he and his loving wife traveled yearly to Florida, staying with their daughters.
Edward remained active and independent until his passing. He will be sorely missed.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Daniel Hughes Funeral Home, 617 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, St. Aloysius Church, Barney Street, Wilkes-Barre, with interment and military honors to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
The family requests all planning to attend the funeral service to assemble at the church Saturday morning.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Desiderio Funeral Home Inc., Mountain Top and Wilkes-Barre.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.DesiderioFH.com.
Published in Citizens' Voice on May 8, 2014