Edward Marzec

Obituary of Edward L. Marzec

Edward L. Marzec, (aka Ed or Eddie) a resident of Millstone Township, NJ and formerly of Brooklyn and St. Marks Place, NY, left this world on Thursday June 22, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loved ones after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer, he was just 84 years young, just 132 days shy of his 85th birthday.

Son of the late Marie K. Piskadlo-Marzec-Vincent, and Anthony Marzec, and stepfather Claud A. Vincent, conceived in Poland during WWII, he was born October 13, 1938 in New York.

He graduated from Cardinal Hayes in New York.  He enlisted and proudly served his country in the United States Navy as an aviation electrician/mechanic and kept his love of the USN with him.  Eddie went on to become a draftsman and engineer, he attended Pace University and retired from Metropolitan Life as a Facilities Manager in June of 1994.  As he waited for his bride to reach retirement he worked at Charleston Springs Golf Course as a starter, for a while, but his love of his toys and his hobbies won out.

He met the love of his life at the Harvest Moon Ball in 1964, and history was made.  He made Joan F. Olma his bride on May 8, 1965 and they happily danced their lives together for decades.  They just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary, still very much in love!  

His Polish Heritage was important to him, dancing with the Matusz Group, and to us he will always be the Polka King. Once the kids came along, he provided the family with amazing experiences from travel adventures in the great outdoors, a love of wildlife and instilled in them a strength of character and independence that he himself always exuded.  He was involved with the Millstone Township Little League for both kids.  He was a scout leader for the BSA Troop 116 and commissioner for the district, and a volunteer for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. He loved to hike, hunt, fish, ski, sled, and boat, as he was an accomplished boat captain ~ whether powerboat, rowboat, sailboat or canoe…or model and radio control boats…once a Navy man, always a Navy man.  Eddie was a true believer in: he who dies with the most toys wins, as clearly evidenced by his interests, hobbies and toys which included; model airplane and boat building, model trains, kite flying, puzzles, and painting, photography, etc.  The consummate tinkerer and builder of soap box derby winning cars to craft rocking horses and Corsairs (his favorite plane) he occupied his time when not holding his bride's hand dancing and adventuring.  As we thought of all the things he was involved and interested in, and taught us, our list became all encompassing.  He was a true Renaissance man!   And will be greatly missed as he has left a hole in our hearts.

In addition to his wife, Joan, of 58 years, who will miss her soulmate, he is survived by his daughter Sonia Marzec of Carbondale, CO who will always miss her first love, her Daddy, and his son Edward L. Marzec II of Edwards, CO who will always miss his hero, his “Pops”, and his beloved German Shepherd.  He also leaves behind his cousin Christine Piskadlo, and her daughters, Darlene and Dana, his sister-in-law Patricia Justus, brother-in-law Henry Justus, nieces Nancy Justus and Amy Justus DiMuccio (Stephen), and grandniece Sophia DiMuccio, grandnephews Stephen DiMuccio and Alex Gutierrez, and his extended family and close knit and carefully cultivated group of friends.

A private family service was held on June 23, 2023, and there will be no additional services held per his wishes.

To honor the memory of our beloved Husband, Father, Daddy, Pops, please consider planting a tree, flying a kite, cause he’s now out permanently driving, fishing, kite flying, sailing, shooting, skating…etc.

“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.” - Gibran

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All arrangements are under the direction of the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, Freehold Township. For information or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com 

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