Edward T. Kurkoski
Published in Binghamton
Press & Sun-Bulletin from October 9 to October 11, 2009
Edward T. Kurkoski,
93, formerly of Endwell, entered into eternal rest at Bristol Glen Rehabilitation
Center, Newton, NJ, Monday, October 5, 2009.
He was predeceased by his wife, Nesbith Kurkoski; three brothers, Joseph,
Stanley and John Kurkoski; and one sister, Wanda Fakelman.
He is survived by two daughters, Patricia A. DeRosa and her husband, Luke,
of Sparta, NJ, Linda K. Chiccino and her husband, James, of Quincy, MA;
four grandchildren, Todd DeRosa and wife, Cindy, of Dallas, PA, Kevin
DeRosa and wife, Lauren, of Lincroft, NJ, Rebecca Kovatch of Boston, MA
and Michael Chiccino and wife, Bernadette of Hollis, NH. Edward is also
survived by one brother, Henry Kurkoski Sr. and his wife, Vera, of Endicott;
one sister-in-law, Katherine Kurkoski of Endicott; and many nieces and
nephews. One of Edward's greatest joys was spending time with his five
great-grandchildren, Michael, Caroline, Kevin Jr., Sara and Matthew. Edward
was a retired employee of Endicott-Johnson Co. and GAF Corporation.
He was a devoted member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church, where he was
a member of the Holy Name Society and served as an usher for many years.
Additionally through his church, he served as secretary, treasurer, and
President of the Polish National Alliance. Edward was an avid sports fan,
playing minor league baseball in the pre-WWII years.
He was a board member of the Endicott-Johnson Recreation Center and participated
in their bowling league throughout his working career.
He was also a past baseball umpire and a basketball referee in various
youth leagues in the Triple Cities. During his retirement years, he enjoyed
golfing at Newark Valley Golf Club.
Funeral services will be held Monday, 9:30 a.m. from Allen Memorial Home,
511-513 E. Main St., Endicott and at 10 a.m. from St. Casimir's Church,
where a funeral mass will be offered. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery,
The family will receive friends at the memorial home Sunday, 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Edward's memory may be
made to St. Casimir's Church, 212 N. McKinley Ave., Endicott, NY 13760.