Edward "Eddie" Czernek, passed away peacefully on September 10, 2022 at Brevillier Village, Erie PA. He was 97 years "young"
Ed was born on February 19, 1925, in Wilmerding, PA. His younger years were spent in rural farm life in Erie County, PA with his younger brother Bill.
Ed attended East High School and joined the US Marine Corp and served from April 1942 to April 1946. Ed served in the First Marine division on New Caledonia, Guadalcanal (twice), and participated in the invasion of Guam and Okinawa. Immediately after the war was assigned in China.
Ed was married to Clara Szymula Czernek for 57 years. Clara passed in November of 2005. Ed is survived by his Sister-in-law Janet Czernek of Huntington Beach California, along with several nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Wanda Czernek, and his brother William Czernek
After serving in the US Marine Corp Ed worked at several Buick dealerships. Ed retired from Rick Weaver Buick as the service manager after 33 years.
Ed's hobbies included bowling, woodworking, and fishing. He was very proud of his upright piano music boxes.
Ed really enjoyed spending time at Eastway Bowling Lanes. Ed bowled at many bowling lanes in the Erie area and lately only bowled at Eastway Lanes in Harborcreek Ed would bowl five days a week up to the fall of 2021. We all remember the ongoing wager of 25 cents on the dreaded 10 pin. The poker game that we played during open bowling and we could always hear Ed exclaim, we are short quarters.
Ed never got upset, he always said there is always some good in everyone. Ed was well liked and had many friends, as 'it should be" he would say time to time. We will always remember Ed as a great friend and real gentleman. We miss him terribly, as Ed leaves a great emptiness in our lives.
Ed was a member of St. Luke Catholic Church.
Friends may call at St. Luke Church 421 East 38th Street Erie, PA 16504 on Friday September 16, 2022. from 10AM until the time of the Funeral Mass there at 11AM. The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed by reaching www.stluke.org (click on weekly Mass live stream) or www.facebook.com/lukealive
Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Ed asks you to change the oil in your car and check the air pressure in your tires. "Ed was and will always be the Buick Service Manager."
The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Ash St. is handling arrangements.
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