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Edward Monkowski

Edward Monkowski

Friday, April 1st, 1921 Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

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Obituary for Edward J "Monks" Monkowski

Edward J. Monkowski (“Monks”), age 98, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday February 12th 2020. A lifelong resident of Wallington, Edward was born in his childhood home on Hathaway Street on April 1st 1921. There is not a better date than April Fool’s Day for someone with his great sense of humor to have been born. Serving his country as a veteran in WWII, Edward later continued his service as a member of the Wallington VFW Pavlick-Koster post 2640. He retired as a Supervisor from Curtiss-Wright where he worked for over 4 decades. Edward was a member of the Wallington Republican Club where he was often seen at functions and fundraisers. “Monks” was also a very active lifetime member, trustee and former President of the Hillside S.A.C. club in Wallington, where he enjoyed his Friday night card games with his buddies. On occasion, he would even jump behind the bar to help out during a party when the Hillside Club hall was rented. He was that kind of guy. Aside from being someone who protected his country, made people laugh and beat his friends at poker, Edward was first and foremost an amazing family man who always cared for each and every person and their well-being. He was married to the love of his life, Helen (nee Mroz) for 74 years until her passing in August 2019. He was an incredible father to daughter Dolores Rebecky and her husband, John - his caregivers during his final days – whom he referred to as angels. He was also the best grandfather to Michele Howe and her husband James – and the greatest Great-grandfather to their son, James John and daughter, Olivia. He is also survived by his sister Joan Nowicki and husband Eugene, and sister-in law Phyllis Posluszny and husband Emil…as well as a bevy of adoring nieces and nephews whom he adored as well. Edward’s extended family were his friends at “the club” and the Meadowlands Racetrack. He was a remarkable person and made an impression on everyone he met – if you met him, you were drawn to him and instantly loved him. He will be missed and remembered by all as the smart, vibrant, loving and charismatic person that he was. Join us to celebrate this wonderful man.

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  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 16th, 2020 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service
    80 Midland Avenue
    Wallington, New Jersey
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    Sunday, February 16th, 2020
    2:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service
    80 Midland Avenue
    Wallington, New Jersey
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    10:00am - 11:00am
  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 17th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Warner-Wozniak Funeral Service
    80 Midland Avenue
    Wallington, New Jersey
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Monday, February 17th, 2020
    11:00am

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Kathy Gaspar-Schiro

Mr. Monkowski was a card. Had a memory like no other person of his age. Back in 2004, when my dad died, he said to me "You left something very importnt out of his obituary. He worked for Curtis Wright.". He was right, I had forgotten all about those days. And than he started telling me sbout ll the practical jokes my dad pulle. He truly lighten ththt time of grief for us. Never in the many yers I've known Ed, not to add a joke or funny memory into the conversation. Sorry I never got to listen to him tell his version of WALLINGTON's HISTORY. It truly would have been "His Story". The Schiro Family will miss you ED! Thanks for your friendly words of advise thru the years! Glad you got to live such a good long life! Sorry for your loss Dee, John and the rest!
Kathy Gaspar-Schiro, Andy and Drew Schiro too!
Comment | Posted at 10:57am via Condolence
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james

to the monkowski family I only knew monks a couple years but I feel I knew him all my life rest in peace my card playing friend Jamie furtak
Comment | Posted at 05:17pm via Condolence
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Rkwityn@aol.com

You will be missed you are now with the angels in heaven
Comment | Posted at 02:17pm via Condolence
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Stanley Kisala

A close friend forever. Will always remember you. See you playing cards upstairs with other club members. Till we meet again....Stan Kisala
Comment | Posted at 02:08am via Condolence
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Stanley Kisala

To my good friend, will miss you and remember you forever. See you playing cards upstairs with the other club members. Till we meet again,,,Stan Kisala
Comment | Posted at 12:46am via Condolence
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