Edward F. Szuba, 89, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021, at Baystate Noble Hospital in Westfield, MA.
Edward was born August 17, 1931, in Westfield, MA to Stanley and Louise Szuba.
At a young age, he learned the importance of being generous and giving to the community by working alongside his family to feed neighbors and friends during the Great Depression. And as a Korean War Veteran, he knew what it was to sacrifice.
While "work" was his true passion, he also enjoyed spending countless hours tinkering with his cars and maintaining a meticulous lawn.
He knew everyone around and happily greeted them with a wave as they passed his home.
Edward is predeceased by his parents, wife Dorothy Szuba, his two brothers, and sister.
He is survived by his daughters, Jeanne McFarland of Wallingford, CT; Carol Eure (Edward) of NV; Donna Szuba of Westfield, MA; and Nancy Brinn of SC; his grandchildren, Christine Eure; Amy Tomlinson (Gavin); Keith Cohen (Allie); and Michael McFarland; his great-grandchildren, Emma Tomlinson and Jade Cohen; and his nephew Stanley Haracz of Westfield, MA.
In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation in Edward’s memory to Disabled American Veterans. Online donations may be made by visiting ihelpveterans.org or to Soldiers Home in Holyoke Recreational Fund, ATTN: Treasurers Office Recreational Fund, 110 Cherry St, Holyoke, MA 01040, please include Edward F Szuba in the memo line of your check or money order.
All are invited to attend a committal service will full military honors at the Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, MA at 10:00 AM on Thursday, June 3, 2021.
Avalon Funeral & Cremation Services, 691 College Hwy, Southwick, MA is assisting the family with arrangements. To express condolences to the family please visit Ed’s memorial page at www.avaloncelebrations.com
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