Edward Garczynski, 90, of Plymouth, passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, at his home.

Edward was born Feb. 2, 1924, in New Bedford, Mass., son of Andrew and Cathrene (Urban) Garczynski. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Edward was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and served as quartermaster on the battleship USS Iowa, and on the staff of Admiral T.R. Cooley on the battleships USS Washington and the USS North Carolina.

On June 5, 1954, he married Gertrude Schroeder.

Edward was employed as a mechanical engineer with Curt G. Joa Inc., Kohler General, Hayssen Manufacturing.

Edward was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheboygan Falls, where he served as a senior warden, junior warden, treasurer, and a member at large.

He was a member of the Sheboygan Falls Lions Club and the Curt Joa golf league.

Edward was an avid sports fan, enjoyed sailing, boat building, playing cards, Suduko, and spending time with his kids and grandkids. He built a 42-foot lobster boat that is still used today.

Edward is survived by his wife of 60 years, Gertrude; his two sons, Alan (Jeanne) Garczynski of Sheboygan and Drew (Erin) Garczynski of Sheboygan Falls; and seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Edward was preceded in death by his three sisters.

A memorial service to celebrate Edward’s life was held Sunday afternoon, July 6, at the Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls with the Rev. Samuel Nsengiyumva officiating.

A memorial fund has been established in Edward’s name for the charity of your choice.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com.

The staff of the Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Edward’s family with arrangements.

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