Edward Zajaczkowski

Edward J. Zajaczkowski

1933 - 2020

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Obituary of Edward J. Zajaczkowski

Edward J. “Zaz” Zajaczkowski, 86, formerly of Plains Township, passed peacefully with his family surrounding him on Monday, February 10, 2020, while in the care of the Wesley Village Nursing Facility, Pittston. Born in Wilkes-Barre on June 30,1933, he was a son of the late Charles and Anna Mazurkiewicz Zajaczkowski. He grew up in the Miner-Mills area and attended James M. Coughlin High School. In 1953, Edward joined the United States Army and served in the 85th Infantry. He rose to the rank of Corporal in a short time. Edward was honorable discharged after his term of service and returned back to the Wyoming Valley. On May 12, 1956, Edward married the girl who he knew all his life, the former Charlotte Zegarski. Together they moved to the Plains area and started to raise a family. During this time, Edward was employed by Central Slipper as a shoe factory foreman. He stayed with Central Slipper for twenty-five years until the company’s closure. Edward then found employment with Newtown Window Manufacturing, Ashley, until he retired in 1995. During his retirement, Edward enjoyed going fishing on trips to Canada and upstate New York. He also enjoyed spending precious time with his wife, children, and his grandchildren. Edward was a past member of Saint Joseph Church ,Hudson, and a current member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Plains. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, daughter Lynda Zajaczkowski; grandson Michael Zajaczkowski; brother Charles Zajaczkowski, and sister Violet Polachek. Surviving Edward is his wife of sixty three years, Charlotte, Pittston; daughter Karen Toole and her husband James, Stewartsville, NJ; sons Edward Jr., Meshoppen; Paul, Plains Twp.; sister Stella Szymanski and her husband Tony, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren Ed, Debbie, Joseph; Kevin; Garrett; Paul and Amanda; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Edward this Friday, February 14, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. in Saints Peter and Paul Church, 13 Hudson Road, Plains, with the Rev. John Lambert, officiant. Military honors by the United States Army will follow the Mass. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery, Plains Twp. A visitation will be held at the church prior to Mass from 9:00 a.m. until the start time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter - Wilkes-Barre Office, 57 N Franklin St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Arrangements were placed in the care of the Yanaitis Funeral Home Inc., Plains Twp.
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Friday
14
February

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:30 am
Friday, February 14, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663
Friday
14
February

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday, February 14, 2020
Saints Peter and Paul Church
13 Hudson Road
Plains, Pennsylvania, United States
570-825-6663