Edward P. Konik (1916 - 2014)

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Edward P. Konik of
Colorado Springs, and
previously Woodland Park,
passed away peacefully
with family at his side on
March 6th, 2014.
He was born in New
Britain, CT on October
13, 1916 to his parents
Jozef and Emilia Konik.
He served in the United
States Army from 1936
until 1958 earning the
rank of Major. During his
years of P.O.W internment
in the pacific, Ed survived
the Bataan Death March,
in addition to, the Oryoku
Maru, Enoura Maru, and
Brazil Maru Hell Ships. He
earned the Purple Heart
with subsequent Oak Leaf
Clusters and the Bronze
Star. Upon retirement he
settled with his family in
Woodland Park, CO where
he developed land and
built houses. He was an
early active member and
contributor to Our Lady
of the Woods Catholic
Church.
He was preceded in death
by his first wife Sharlet
Hagan Konik (1922-1976)
with whom he had four
children. He was also
preceded in death by four
sisters; Helen Bukowski,
Sophie Doubleday, Florence
Wallace, and Cecilia
Pilewski. He is survived by
his sister Reggie Bowles,
and his children; David
Edward, Ann Sage, Teresa
Osborne (Reed), and Paul
Christopher; eight grandchildren,
Sharlet Sage,
Christopher Konik, Katie
Wilson, Andrew Wilson,
Joseph Konik, Dylan Konik,
Sean Malcolm Konik, and
Tessa Konik.
In 1979 Ed married Margaret
Jordan, who survives.
They settled in Colorado
Springs where they enjoyed
hosting many gatherings
with their blended
families including Marge's
children; Don Jordan
(Betsy), Dave Jordan (Sue),
Kathy Nimz (Curt), and
Karen Densmore (Brad).
Ed's grandchildren will
fondly remember his
stories of being a gymnast,
boxing and playing
water polo in the Army,
and his fondness for the
accordion and Polka. They
spent many joyful seasons
picking peaches from his
backyard orchard.
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests donations
to the Disabled American
Veterans, www.dav.org.
Konik
Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Mar. 20 to Apr. 19, 2014
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