The Obit For Edward Kurkoski

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, Johnson City.

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.