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Edward Joseph Marchlewicz, age 89 of Warren, died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren, Michigan. He was born March 14, 1929 in Hamtramck, son of the late Julius Benjamin and the late Irene (nee: Shickora) Marchlewicz.

With thanks and praise from a grateful nation, we pay homage to Edward for his service to our country during the Korean War era. As a soldier in the U.S. Army, he wore the uniform with pride and served with honor in answering the call of our country for freedom's sake and in support of our allies abroad. For the sacrifices made and his willingness to stand in harm's way, we honor Edward and extend our posthumous gratitude for his service and bravery.

Like many men back in the day, Edward found his career niche as an employee with the automotive giant, General Motors where he extended the utmost in service excellence and the best parts of his mechanical skills as a pipefitter for the company. While employed with GM, Ed was a proud union man who stood faithfully with his fellow autoworkers and members of the UAW. After 35 years of dedicated and loyal service, Edward finally accepted his well-deserved retirement and began his new chapter in life as a Golden Warrior.

In the down time during his working years, Edward had no problem filling the bill with things to do and places to go. In the earlier years when his body was more nimble, Edward often fed his hunger for hunting and would make a day of chasing down those tasty, little ducks and pheasants. He was quite the sportsman and had an eagle eye with his rifle in hand. Daffy didn't have a chance.

Another mode of entertainment he enjoyed came in the form of gambling,…the kind one finds in the throes of a casino and the excitement it purveys. Whether aboard the Bus en route to a distant casino, or more locally to one of the hometown haunts, Ed was pretty much one who gravitated towards those infamous One-Armed Bandits. He loved to give those machines a workout while also giving Ol' Lady Luck a run for her money in the process. The fun was always enjoyed in simply taking in the sights and sounds of the casino, but he always had that hopeful expectation that the Mother Lode would one day come his way. And as they say,…That's Entertainment!

And not only while aboard the casino bus, Ed had a "Travelin' Jones" that he loved to satisfy as often as possible. Just hoppin' in the car and heading off to somewhere special or scenic had his name written all over it. Yet of all the places he visited, there were a couple of "regulars" that never ceased to capture his attention, his admiration, nor his excitement like that of the Florida beaches and the Smokey Mountains. Known for its tagline, The Sunshine State, Florida was often a go-to choice for Ed as he loved strolling its famous beaches and soaking up his portion of that beautiful sunshine it held. When it came to the Smokey Mountains, there was a grandeur and majestic beauty in that region of America that spoke to Edward's heart and soul, neither of which could be satiated. Even as he got closer to passing on, Ed still dreamed of returning to his treasured Smokey Mountain splendor. From Gatlinburg, to Pigeon Forge, and many other notable destinations, Ed knew that along with its beauty came a rich history in which he loved being immersed.

In telling this story of Edward, it would be terribly remiss if not for mentioning his devotion to God and how that touched a multitude of hearts and souls. Not merely a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church in Sterling Heights for many years, Ed was also quite involved in many of the church's ministeries as well. From helping as one of the Pierogie Production Assistant's to keeping the Shrine Candles cleaned and tended to, Ed was also one of the blessed voices in the church choir, a fervent member of the Men's Club, and one of the smiling faces that greeted you at the door as an usher. Though it might appear that he was stretched pretty thin, Ed had the heart and faith of a giant and gave his all to each and every task. He was a servant like none other.

A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Edward lived a full and happy life surrounded by life's most precious gift,…family. He was the patriarch,…and he leaves behind a special and genuine legacy of love for all to embrace with each reflection shared. May the remembrances be warm and solace be taken that he now rests safely in the arms of God. He will truly be missed,…and eternally loved.

Edward was the beloved husband of the late Jeannine. Dearest father of Sue Ann (William) Simonson, Jeffrey Marchlewicz, Carl (Judy) Marchlewicz, and the late Gregory Marchlewicz. He was the loving grandfather of Sara Emedi, Stephen Emedi, Derek (Melinda) Marchlewicz, Sean Marchlewicz, and great-grandfather of Brody, Lily, and Brantley. Brother of Mary Ann Cromar.

The family wishes to extend their sincere and heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful staff at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren where their father & grandfather lived and was so compassionately cared for during his stay. Also to the folks at Reverence Hospice, the family shares their esteemed thanks for helping to make Edward's final days so peaceful. A special thanks also goes out to Ed's roommate, Mike and the many friends Ed made while residing at the assisted living center.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

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