Edward M. Szulewski, 96, of Dupont, passed away Sunday evening, November 15, 2020, in Hospice of the Sacred Heart inpatient unit, Dunmore.
Born in Dupont on December 20, 1923, he was the son of the late Stanley and Stephanie Turek Szulewski.
He attended Dupont schools and served in World War II as a Staff Sergeant and Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne 13th Division. He was proud to march in the parade in New York at the end of World War II.
Edward had worked in retail for many years until his retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was a longtime member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont. He loved helping the Christian Mothers with the making of pierogis for sales and at picnic time. Also loved helping out to get ready for the church picnic until he could do it no more. He was affectionately known as Mr. Ed by the youngsters and the ladies.
He was a member of Northeastern PA Airborne chapter headed by the late Andy Marancik. He was also a member and helper to the Dupont High School Alumni Association.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son-in-law, Richard Green; brothers, Joseph and William Szulewski; sister, Stella Szulewski Halat; sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and nephew, Phyllis Maleski, Edmund Maleski and Mark Maleski.
Survived by the love of his life, Asunda Stefanelli Szulewski. From the day he first saw her, he knew she was the one. She was only 16 at the time so yes he waited finally they dated and married and they celebrated 71 years on July 9, 2020. Also surviving are son, Edward M. Szulewski, Jr. and his wife Kathy, Dupont; daughter, Cynthia Szulewski Green; grandson, Christopher Green and his wife Kirsten, NJ; granddaughter, Caitlin Green; great-grandchildren, Aiden and Riley Green, all of NJ; numerous nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to Dr. Mauer Biscotti; the staff of Allied Services Home Health and the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart for the kindness and excellent care they provided Edward.
The family will receive friends and relatives for a walk-through visitation, following CDC guidelines of wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance, on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, from 5pm-7pm in Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston.Entombment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.