Age 90, of Lawrenceville, on Friday, May 24, 2013. Beloved husband of 65 years to Helen (Szymanski) Blakeley; father of Elaine (Jerry) Auen, Edward (Ann) Blakeley, Karen (Don) Piasecki; grandfather of Amy (J.C.) Miller, Scott Auen, Brandi Rukovena, Todd (Katie) Sholos and Kara Blakeley; great-grandfather of Alex, Grant, Nathan, Jacob, Alaina Hayley and Erin. Friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th St., Lawrenceville, Monday, 2-8 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday, at 12 noon. Ed graduated from Schenley H.S. in 1941, immediately joined the Marines, served in Japan and received a Purple Heart
. Ed is a retired city police office after serving over 30 years, member of FOP #1, VFW
, American Legion Post #710. Ed loved his family and Marine Corps dearly. His motto, "Once a Marine, always a Marine." Family requests memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior project, 301 Grant St., Ste. 900, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219.
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