Edward J. Lorek
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Edward J. Lorek, 69, of Frankfort, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 4, 2012, at his home, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born on January 11, 1943, in Utica, a son of Josephine (Lowosko) Lorek and the late Edward A. Lorek. He was a graduate of Proctor High School (1960), MVCC, Buffalo State College and received his Masters Degree, in Mechanical Engineering, from SUNY Tech in Marcy. Edward served his country with honor in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968. On June 3, 1978, at St. Stanislaus Church in Utica, he was united in marriage to Veronica Kulpa, a blessed union of over 34 years. Ed was employed with Carrier Corporation in Syracuse for over 30 years. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Utica, the Walter Skiba Post #20 PLAV and the American Legion. Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather; he was an avid fisherman, golfer and loved baseball, especially the New York Mets. He was also known as the "go to" guy when anyone needed something fixed or built. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Veronica; daughter, Charleen; and son, Edward and his fiancee, Sarah Vence. He also leaves his cherished grandson, Adam; mother, Josephine; sister, Mary Ann (Emanuel) Mazzola; extended Kulpa family; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his triplet infant sisters. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10:30 AM from the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 AM at Holy Trinity Church in Utica. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday (today) from 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the funeral home. The Walter Skiba Post #20 PLAV will meet at the funeral home at 6:30 PM. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Cemetery in Whitesboro. Arrangements are with the Sansone Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice & Palliative Care; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. For online expressions of sympathy, please go to: www.dfwefh.com
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Sept. 6, 2012