Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A.
495 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD
Edward Pete Macknovitz, 100, died peacefully on September 24, 2021 at his home in Severna Park, MD. Ed was born in Baltimore, MD on May 10, 1921 to the late Piusas & Anna Macknovitz. He grew up in Curtis Bay where he met the love of his life, Aline Dawidowicz. They married in 1942 & had 3 children. Ed served in WWII as a Corporal Field Operator for the US Army. His unit fought D-Day+2 & the Battle of The Bulge. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroism during a battle against Germany. In 1957 Ed moved his family to Severna Park, MD. He was employed at the US Naval Academy as a Planner & Estimator until his retirement. He loved spending time with family & friends golfing, bowling, dancing, fishing & crabbing. In addition to his parents, Ed was predeceased in death by his wife Aline, sister Mildred Seth & brother Roland Macknovitz. He is survived by his children Nancy (Leonard) Pearce, Marlene (Walter) Burkett, & Brian (Ann) Macknovitz. Ed was a loving grandfather to Leonard (Nicole) Pearce, Krista (Davey) Jones, Ted Macknovitz, & great-grandfather to Jack Jones, Ethan & Maddox Pearce. In addition, he leaves behind his many nieces, nephews & friends. Ed will always be remembered for his kindness, generosity & warm sense of humor towards everyone he met. He was a true example of "The Greatest Generation" & will be greatly missed. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A., 495 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD, 21146 on Wednesday, October 6th from 4-7pm. A private memorial mass will be celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, 689 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD on Thursday, October 7th. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of the Chesapeake.