EAST HARTLAND >> Born on May 16, 1918, in East Hartland, Edward D. Marolda passed away peacefully on Oct. 31, 2013, at Valerie Manor, Torrington, due to complications from cancer.
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A longtime resident of Winsted, Marolda joined the U.S. Army National Guard in 1941 and served in World War II in the Pacific theater as an infantryman in the 102nd Infantry Regiment of the 43rd Infantry Division and later the 35th Infantry Division. After the war, Marolda went into business with his brother Theodore, with whom he owned the Winsted Furniture Company and Deacon House. Edward Marolda was a dedicated civic leader, serving during the 1950s and 1960s as President of the Kiwanis Club, as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and organizer of the Laurel Day festivities. He also was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, and the Elks. In 2009 Edward and his brothers, Victor and Theodore, all members of the "Greatest Generation," served as Grand Marshals of the Memorial Day Parade in Winsted.
He is survived by his love, Dorie Zaharek, his sons Edward and Dennis, and daughter Diane Dyer and their spouses, Beverly, Corliss, and Scott. He was preceded in death by his son Gerald, and his grandson Nicholas DePaola, his parents, Antonio and Emily, and eight siblings. He is also survived by his former wife, Ann Marolda, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A viewing will be held at the Maloney Funeral Home, 55 Walnut Street, Winsted from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3. Services will he held at St. Joseph's Church, Oak Street, Winsted, at 10:00 on Monday, November 4, 2013 and graveside services at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Torringford Street, Winsted, thereafter. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America To leave an online condolence, please visit http://www.maloneyfuneral.com/.
Maloney Funeral Home
55 Walnut Street Winsted, CT 06098
Published in The Register Citizen on Nov. 2, 2013