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Edmund Kardauskas

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Edmund Kardauskas

Edmund Kardauskas was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey on October 26, 1924 to the late George and Gertrude Kardauskas and passed away on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 in Billerica, Massachusetts. He spent his early years in Linden, and later moved to Lincroft where he and his late wife Agnes lived for 50 years.

Before his marriage to Agnes, he completed one year at Newark College of Engineering. He interrupted his studies to serve in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II with postings in Florida and Nebraska where he maintained the Norden heavy aircraft bombsights and automatic pilot equipment that were critical to the success of the air war. After leaving the army in 1946 he returned to his studies at Newark College of Engineering and graduated with a degree in electrical engineering.

After graduation he joined the U.S. Army Electronics Command at Fort Monmouth as a civilian and spent his entire career with that organization. While there, he worked extensively on a program that developed the U.S. Army's first pilotless drone which flew successful reconnaissance missions in the 1960's.

Edmund and his wife Agnes were both deeply religious and faithfully attended daily Mass as well as prayer groups and many other religious activities at St. Leo the Great Roman Catholic Church until their health no longer permitted. He and Agnes were very active members of the church choir and sang at Mass and other services for over 25 years. They were also professed lay members of the Third Order Carmelites, and participated in the charism of the order by participating in liturgical prayers, apostolates, community gatherings, and frequent contemplative prayer. In the 1990s, Edmund also served as the director of the Colts Neck, NJ Chapter of the Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Edmund is survived by his children Edmund Kardauskas and his wife Allison of Weatherford, TX, Michael Kardauskas of Billerica, MA, and Mary Kardauskas of Arlington, VA. He is also survived by two grandchildren - Edmund G. Kardauskas Jr. of Melbourne, FL and Laura Munson of Norman, OK, and he has two great grandchildren by Ed Jr. - Katie and Christina Kardauskas.

Visitation will take place at John E. Day Funeral Home 85 Riverside Avenue Red Bank, NJ 07701 on Tuesday May 16, 2017 from 7-9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Leo the Great RC Church in Lincroft on Wednesday May 1, 2017 at 10:15 AM with interment to follow at St. Gertrude's Cemetery and Mausoleum in Colonia.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be directed to St. Leo the Great, 50 Hurleys Lane, Lincroft, NJ 07738 with a note stating the funds are to be used for the parish 's Catholic school which was attended by all three of Edmund's children.

Visit Edmund's memorial website at
Published in Asbury Park Press on May 14, 2017
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