Edward J. (E.J.) Wisniewski
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Wisniewski, Edward J. (E.J.), 68, of Deerfield Beach, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013 of ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease. He passed at the home of his former wife, Bonnie and Salvatore W. Tripi, in Ocala, Florida, who cared for him in his last months. He was born to the late Edward, Sr. and Maria Wisniewski May 14, 1944 in Syracuse, NY. A half sister, Pauline Riley of Maine, NY, is also deceased. E.J. graduated from East Syracuse High School in 1961. He served in the 174th Air National Guard from 1964 to 1969. He moved to Miami from Syracuse in the late 70's. E.J. was self-employed and owner of Dolphin X-Ray for the past 30 years. He was an X-Ray Engineer by trade, which consisted of service and installation of x-ray equipment. His profession and his love of fishing also led him to many places afar such as Haiti, the Dominican Republic, the Eastern Caribbean Islands, Panama, Jamaica, the Bahamas, Alaska, and of course, his favorite place, Belize. He co-owned Bob's Paradise, a mini-resort on the coast of the Caribbean (accessible by boat only) in the Monkey River area of Belize, Central America. Unfortunately, the resort was destroyed by Hurricane Iris in 2001. He made many lifetime friends on his travels and revisited quite often. He one day hoped to retire in Belize and just fish. E.J.'s hobbies were many. His #1 hobby was fishing. His favorite personal quote was "Tight lines and good fishin'!" He was also a self-taught singer/guitar player and even made a few bucks with it from time to time, entertaining in clubs as far south as Key West, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Deerfield Beach area. He was a very skilled and competitive pool player. Golf was another one of his hobbies. He had several collections, including 30 Kodiak Bows. Last but not least, was anything computers. He built them to his own liking and beyond. He was "the guy" to go to with any computer question or issue. He was a man of many talents and was very successful at all. E.J. is survived by two sons, Edward of Syracuse, NY, Timothy of Emeryville, CA; a sister, Patricia (Tish) Easton of Woodstock, GA; and a half brother, Boris Sarachinsky of Binghamton, NY. He is also survived by five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. It was E.J.'s wish to be cremated and his remains committed to the deep blue waters of South Florida. A small ceremony will be held at a later date. It was also his wish that in lieu of flowers, donations be made toward research for ALS in hopes to find a cure. The website address for donations is: http://www.alsa.org/. E.J. touched so many lives and will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all. He was "one of a kind" and a true, loyal man. May he rest now and be at peace with God for eternity.


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Published in Sun-Sentinel from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2013.
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January 31, 2021
Hey buddy we sure miss you. Everyone here is doing pretty good. We are dealing with a thing called COVID which has challenged us all. I’m sure you’d have thought it was a conspiracy theory. Every time I see a Chem Trail I think of you and all we talked about. Miss your friendship, our fishing trips the music and BTW my computer hasn’t been the same since. I hope Margaritaville in heaven everything we hope for. Play on and hope you lines are always tight. We miss you. Mark. Wendy. Justin
Mark Viau
Friend
January 31, 2021
Ej and I met when we were 11 when we joined boy scouts. I know, it's hard to believe but true, he was a boy scout.
We stayed friends all through high school and our " hot rod " days. We both had 1957 Pontiac Pontiac stick shifts which we raced constantly.
When he left for boot camp he was 5'7". When he came back he was 6'1".
We both got a job at Western Electric where I was his union representative. What a challenge that was! Being too structured for him he went to Picker Xray but he hated the Winters. One day he dug his car out of a snow bank and drove to Florida. He never looked back.
He was a self made man, very smart and multi talented. He was very successful with a big heart always cheering for the underdog and giving generously to friends and family.
After he built the resort in Belize my wife Camille and I spent a week with him down there. It was the best vacation ever.
We hunted and fished together and always remained friends. He was one of a kind and I miss him.
Jerry Myers
Jerry Myers
Friend
January 30, 2021
My fishing mentor & he was my best man at my only Weeding. Thanks for being there for me.
My fishing mentor & first man at my only weeding. Thanks for being there throughout some tough times.
I will never forget to you.Dan
Daniel MacDonald
Student
January 30, 2021
I hope you’re still singing and fishing up there EJ, I have good memories of you my friend.
Diane Gallant
February 19, 2013
E.J. (1984-85)
February 15, 2013
EJ, A wonderful friend which started at the Crystal Lake Golf Club and continued for many years. It broke my heart to lose you but, you did not go alone, part of us went with you when God called you home...the "Believers" will all meet again. Good bye to a wonderful friend.

Mary Ellen Williams
Deerfield Beach, Fla.
February 13, 2013
Find the words? My Hero and friend.its like a important part of my life is missing..The pain is gone..But all that knew you the love will never be gone.
Mike Bankston
February 13, 2013
EJ and his Kingfish 12-16-09 in Miami
February 13, 2013
EJ with a lg. Snapper in Belize.
February 13, 2013
EJ with sailfish on his first boat "The Joke"
February 13, 2013
EJ's Alaska trip 2010
February 13, 2013
EJ playing guitar and making some extra $$$.
February 13, 2013
I never met EJ, but he was a friend to our family and our dear brother Matt. Thank you for everything you did for our family. I hope you and Matt are together fishing.
Eileen McCallum
February 13, 2013
EJ's fishing cap hung for the last time in Belize.
February 11, 2013
To the Best of the "BESTEST" We need not speak aloud...
Debbie
February 11, 2013
EJ with Dad (Ed, Sr.) approx. late 40's in Syracuse, NY.
February 11, 2013
EJ may you rest in peace after having a very fulfulling life. You have family and friends who love you and we all will miss you. May God Bless You always while you are in heaven. Sue Scolaro Webster
Sue Webster
February 11, 2013
Never met him but felt I knew him through Bonnie. He will be so missed by his family and friends.
Barbara Hudson
February 11, 2013
You were a important part of my early years.Both here in upstate NY and the many years that I came to (my house) in Florida.We fished,Played Golf,Had a few games of pool and drank beer.A lot of great memories.Glad that I came to visit you before you left.Memories are our greatest gift that we leave behind.
Thank you for all of the great ones.

Your Buddy,
Dave.
David Clifton
February 11, 2013
Michelle Casares - EJ is fishing in heaven -
Michelle Casares
February 10, 2013
EJ I will always think of you when I hear a Jimmy Buffet song. You were always willing to bring your guitar and play for us all every year at our Easter Picnics. I loved and miss the May babies B- day parties and fish fries. You will be missed by many. Love and miss you EJ. Diane Murch Gallant.
February 10, 2013
Sorry for your loss, Sonny and Bonnie. I did not know EJ but kept up with him through Sonny. My heart goes out to the both of you.
Mary Nicolini (Sarasota, Fl)
Mary Nicolini
February 9, 2013
E.J. you will be sorely missed. You helped me out so much with my computer, and giving me DVD's of our mutual passion:(9/11 Truth.) you were extremely generous of heart and I remember when you shared your home with "Clarence,' Eustace Mullins near the end of his life. You truly were one of a kind. May you rest in peace. Richard
richard cate
February 9, 2013
EJ, you were as good a buddy as anyone could ask for.......and a great computer consultant!
King Ward
February 9, 2013
Rest in peace EJ. God bless you both Bonnie & Sonny for the love & care you gave to EJ selflessly.......
Andrea Marks
February 9, 2013
Much love to the Tripi's...sorry for your loss... :(
Robbin Wilson Figgins
February 9, 2013
Bonnie & Sonny my heart goes out to you both. EJ sounded like a great man that really enjoyed life. He now is enjoying everything he wasn't able to here on earth. RIP EJ fly with the angels
Sandy Sirgany Willhite
February 9, 2013
I am a friend of Bonnie & Sonny Tripi. Even though I didn't know you, you sound like you were a hero your whole life, right to the very end. RIP EJ.
Lori Ferguson
February 9, 2013
Heaven got another angel! You are loved E.J. and will be fondly remembered! Condolences to your family and friends.
Sharina McDowell-Zimmer
February 9, 2013
Time to rest now EJ. Keep an eye on Sonny and Bonnie.
Laurie Welcome
February 9, 2013
Eddie, Timmy, Tisha: I have many fond memories of my time with EJ and all of you. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Torrey Bundy
February 9, 2013
I roomed with EJ for several years after we met working at Miami Heart. He did not like bosses so he became his own. We travelled down many paths but mostly the fishing and the music. As Bonnie said.. they broke the mold. I will miss him greatly.

Doug Reeder
doug reeder
February 8, 2013
Tim, Eddie & Tisha,
I was saddened to hear about the passing of your Dad. My sincere condolences go out to you and your families. It's been a few years since I last sat and talked with him. Mike and I dropped in unannounced on one of my last trips back to FL. He was stunned to see us both standing there on his doorstep. During that short visit I chuckled thinking.. He hadn't changed a bit even after all these years! He was still the same old E.J. I remembered from my childhood years. Astute and charismatic, always thinking outside the box. My fondest memories of him will always include his love of Fishing, Jimmy Buffet, Talk radio & Swisher Sweets. His backyard home movies and random interviews with the patrons of Publix still have me in stitches. He was truly “One of a Kind” and will be missed by all that knew him.

~Lorri White Columbia, TN
February 8, 2013
The Northern Branch sure misses EJ, a truer friend you'll never find. Rest in peace good buddy.
Ron and Carol
February 7, 2013
He will be missed by many.A good friend for 30 years. I will never forget all our time together on the waters off S Fla.
Daniel MacDonald
February 7, 2013
EJ,
It was a pleasure to have known you. You were a real character. If there was fun to be had, you were first in line. Godspeed my man. Give my best to Bartyles & James!! Tim and Eddie...my condolences, he was a real good dude.
Mike White
February 7, 2013
I was so sad to hear the news. Sure you are now captain of your own boat, sailing & fishing. You will be missed. My thoughts & prayers go out to your family & friends. You fought a good & brave fight. You are at peace now and no more pain. RIP my friend EJ.
Karen Gallagher
February 6, 2013
Ed and Tim I am so sorry for your loss. As you know EJ was and will continue to be my best friend. He taught me so much in such a short timeframe. Wendy, Justin and I will miss our friend however he'll live on through each of you. <
Mark Viau
February 6, 2013
Tisha, Eddie, and Tim, I am so sorry to hear about EJ. He was one in a million. He will truly be missed by all. Love, Becky Paliotta
February 6, 2013
we were so very saddened to learn of EJ's death. although we knew it was inevitable, it didn't hurt any less. we knew EJ for years and thought he was one of the nicest men, with such a dry - tongue in cheek- sense of humor. he was also so very politically astute and provoked many new thoughts and ideas from his prolific online research.
he is -and will be - missed.
we never met you, Bonnie, but thank you from the bottom of our hearts for caring for him so lovingly despite the heartache it must have cause watching him deteriorate so slowly. he really fought the good fight.
sincerely,
marilyn and karl mikkelsen
February 6, 2013
My condolences to Tim and his family. E.J. produced one fine young man, in his son, Tim. I had the privilege of teaching with him in Verona, NY.
Sue Sykes
February 6, 2013
My deepest condolences to all of EJ's family and friends, especially to Eddie and Timmy. I hope and pray that I helped your Dad's transition from his wonderful life he had before he got sick, to his new eternal life with God, an easier one. He fought a good fight but his poor body just couldn't take anymore. EJ, you will always have a part of my heart and I will always cherish our earlier years together and the last months of your life, forever. There won't be a day go by I won't think of you EJ. I promise you that. I will see you again someday, that I know. I will love you always. Rest and be at peace now. Always and eternal love.
Bonnie Tripi
February 6, 2013
My best friend. EJ and I met at age 11 when we joined Boy Scouts. Best friends all those years through thick and thin. There was only one EJ and there will never be another. I loved him as a brother.
Jerry(and Camille) Myers
February 6, 2013
Shannon Green
February 6, 2013
Please accept my sincerest condolences.
Judy Trudel
February 6, 2013
Tim and Ed,
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad. He always knew how to make people laugh and have fun. Jay and EJ shared some wonderful times together. He will be greatly missed. With Love, Jay and Jackie DeNero
February 6, 2013
In memory of a Man among Men.
"Tight Lines" friend.
Sonny Tripi
February 6, 2013
Thanks for our talks and your infinate wisdom. You've had a profound effect on me. I'm truely sorry I could not do more for you. Here's to smooth seas, tight lines and good fishing. Farewell, friend.
Sonny Tripi
February 5, 2013
I'll miss you greatly my long time old friend. I'll never forget the good times we spend together & all we've been through. I hope your with the Good Lord as I type this. I hope to see you up there one of these days, when it's my turn to go home.

Buck Jones or as EJ named me years ago.

"The Buckster"
Charles "Buck" Jones
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