AMHERST– Edward P. "Jazz" Jasinski, 82, of Amherst, died Wednesday January 4, 2012 at his home after a lengthy illness.
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He was born May 9, 1929 in Sharpsburg, Pennsylvania and had resided in the Amherst/Lorain areas since 1962. Jazz served with the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant during the Korean War. He worked for the Federal Aviation Administration in Oberlin as an Air Traffic Controller retiring in 1981.
Jazz was a member of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Lorain, a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst, American Legion Post #118 in Amherst, VFW Post #451, IAV Post #1, PLAV Post #38 and the Polish American Citizens Club, all of Lorain and the United Polish Club in Lorain and Elyria. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.
He is survived by his wife Linda Jasinski (nee Durbin), sister Jane A. Staniszewski (Henry) of Binghamton, New York, stepsisters Helen Mierun of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Jane Krystyniak of Glenshaw, Pennsylvania and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Severyn and Wladyslawa Jasinski (nee Swierczynska), stepmother Laura Jasinski, sister Helen Jasinski and infant brother Stanley Jasinski.
The family will receive friends Friday 4-8 pm at the Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave, Lorain. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 9:15 am in the funeral chapel followed by the mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Way, Amherst. The Rev. Lawrence Martello, pastor, will officiate. VFW Post #451/American Legion Post #30 of Lorain will conduct military honors outside the church immediately following mass. Afterward, the family invites friends to join them at St. Joseph School where a lunch will be prepared. Burial will take place at St. Stanislaus Kostki Cemetery in Millvale, Pennsylvania at a later date.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St Joseph Way, Amherst, OH. 44001.
Online condolences can be made at www.gluvna.net.
Published in The Morning Journal on Jan. 6, 2012