Edward Charles Holko, 89, of Dupont, formerly of Plymouth, passed away Saturday, June 30, 2013, at the Gino Merli Veteran's Center, where he had been a guest for 11 months.
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Born March 20, 1924 in West Virginia and raised in Larksville, he was the son of the late Stanley and Julia Jetchick Holko. He was a graduate of Larksville High School and a member of All Saints Parish, Plymouth.
Edward was a United States Navy veteran, serving during World War II, as a Gun's Mate, Third Class. During his time of service, he was stationed on the U.S.S. Amesbury and was involved in the Normandy Invasion. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 1425 of Plymouth.
Prior to his retirement, he was employed by Misericordia University, as a security guard. Earlier, he was employed by Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, as a correctional officer, which is now a historic site of Pennsylvania.
In addition to his parents, Edward was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Loretta G. Lutinski, in 1998; grandson, Kevin Rogers; four brothers, John, Stanley, Felix and Joseph Holko.
Surviving are his daughters, Judith Rogers and her husband, Jerome, Shavertown; and Sylvia Magda and her husband, Leonard, with whom he resided in Dupont; grandson, Dr. Christopher Rogers and his wife, Kathy, Fleetwood; great-grandchildren, Jamie and Jillian Rogers; sister, Helen Kukish and her husband, Frank, West Wyoming; numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday from the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 W. Main St., Plymouth, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in All Saints Parish, 66 Willow St., Plymouth. Military service and interment will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Dallas.
Family and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.
Edward's family would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff at the Gino Merli Veterans Center and the Hospice of the Sacred Heart for their care and compassion.
Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com for directions or to submit online condolences to Edward's family.
Published in Citizens' Voice on July 1, 2013
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