Edward Z. Strzalkowski, 89 of Brick, NJ passed away on
Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Lyons Campus of the Veterans Affairs New
Jersey Health Care Facility, Lyons, NJ.
Serving in the US Army during
WWII from 1943-1945, as an infantryman, he was the recipient of the
Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Upon his return from military service, he
started his railroad employment career with REA Express. He then
transferred to work for Conrail then Amtrak finally to NJ Transit ending
his lifelong railroad relationship by retiring in 1986.
He was a
member of the Railroad Workers Union, a member of the Order of the
Purple Heart, and a member of the Disabled American Veterans.
Strzalkowski also enjoyed tinkering with automobiles, viewing western
movies, traveling to Atlantic City to “play the slots” as well as
watching his two grandsons grow up to be fine young men.
Ed was born, raised and lived in Jersey City, maintained a summer
residence in Beach Haven West, until finally relocating to Seaview
Village in Brick five years ago.
Mr. Strzalkowski was preceded in death by his parents, John and Viola
nee Szarwinski; his beloved wife Dorothy nee Batho; four brothers and five
Surviving are his two sons, John E. Strzalkowski his wife Janet
and their son Jack of Brielle; Edward J. Strzalkowski his wife
Kathleen and their son Jason of Brick; two daughters, Victoria A.
Strzalkowski of Brick, and Sharon Loveland and her husband Kenneth of
Visiting will be on Tuesday from 6-9 p.m. at the O’Brien Funeral Home, 505
Burnt Tavern Road, in Brick.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated on Wednesday, 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s RC Church in Point Pleasant
Beach. Interment with his wife Dorothy will be at Arlington National
Cemetery, Arlington, VA at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made in his name to the Disabled American Veterans, 135 West
Hanover Street, Trenton, NJ 08618.