Edward W. Schunk

Baldwin, New York


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His Turn to Wait

"He would be walking this John Wayne walk," she said. "He was the best-looking man getting off that train, because he would just glow."

On her way to work each morning, Lisa Schunk would drop off her husband, Edward W. Schunk, at the Baldwin, N.Y., train station in time for the 6:20 to Manhattan. Her car would be there each night as well, waiting as the 6:05 pulled in. Though life was hectic at Cantor Fitzgerald, where her husband worked as a broker, he stepped off the train as if his day were just beginning.

"He would be walking this John Wayne walk," she said. "He was the best-looking man getting off that train, because he would just glow."

Mrs. Schunk spent many of the hours in between preparing meals as a corporate chef. Yet she was still delighted to serve up her husband's favorite Italian dinner by candlelight when they got home. Dessert was typically chocolate pudding or cookie- dough ice cream. "He'd always get three scoops, and I'd say, `get one-and-a-half,' " she recalled — not that he listened.

They had no children, but at 54, he was often the only adult using the slide at his country club's pool, and he played Santa for his eight nieces at Christmas. No pillow was necessary, thanks to all that ice cream.

His wife says that he must be in heaven. "I know he's waiting for me until we meet again," she said.

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I don't know if the family will see this but I wanted to let them know that this past Sept. 11th I climbed 37 floors here in Phoenix AZ in memory of all who lost their lives that day. Each climber pinned a name of a victim and climbed in their honor and I was given Mr.Schunk. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Cesar Cortazar

Eddie, You are in our hearts and minds everyday!!❤❤
We love you!!
Helen and Ronnie

Thinking of you lots these days Uncle Eddie. Feeling you always looking out for me. Wishing for a time machine today so you and Lisa could come over and have a glass of wine in my backyard with Mom and Dad. Love you. Norie

While i am not sure that I am related to Edward Schunk, I am stuck by the resemblance of Edward to my brother Thomas Schunk of Altoona, PA. Two of my uncles, Henry, and Charles and my father Arthur were born and raised in NYC. MY grandmother Edith nee Pyne and grandfather Henry Valentine Schunk both were born and raised in NYC. Henry worked as a stage electrician for the Ziegfeld Follies in the 1920's and 1930's. I would appreciate knowing whether any family connection exists. My...

We miss you terribly. You will always be in our hearts.
The Sewanhaka Class of 1965.