Edward Joseph Kolanko

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With heavy hearts, Colette Kolanko and Celeste Kolanko share the peaceful passing of our father, Edward Joseph Kolanko, age 87, on Dec. 29, 2016. He had struggled with his health and was residing in the NJ State Veterans Home in Menlo Park for the past three years. He joins our mother, Eleanor Langeway Kolanko in peaceful repose.
Ed was a long-time resident of DuBois, Pa., where he was head of the bakery divisions for Riverside Markets for over 30 years. After retirement, he joined Eleanor at the family home in Vergennes, Vt., until after her passing in 2005 when he moved to Bayville, N.J., to be closer to his sister Viola Dadey and several other family members.
Ed was an active member of St. Catherine Parish in DuBois, Pa., St. Peter's Parish in Vergennes, Vt., and St. Barnabas Parish in Bayville, N.J. He was an avid golfer and loved to cook, entertain, and be surrounded by friends and family.
A Korean War vet who saw heavy combat for over two years, Ed received a purple heart which he did not mention or discuss until it was discovered approximately five years ago. We would like to thank him for his bravery and courage and for all of the sacrifices that he made in the service of his country.
Services will be held in Bayville, N.J., and Vergennes, Vt.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Catherine Church, St. Peter's Church or a .
Published in The Courier Express on Jan. 5, 2017
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