|Edmund V. Bobrowicz|
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|Birth: ||May 1, 1919|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2003|
Edmund V. Bobrowicz-He was an American politician from the state of Wisconsin. Bobrowicz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the son of Polish immigrants. He served in the Army during the Second World War, in the South Pacific. In 1946, Bobrowicz (then working as a union organizer) ran successfully for the Democratic nomination for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, ousting incumbent Representative Thaddeus Wasielewski. Before the election, however, Bobrowicz was accused by the Milwaukee Journal of secretly being a Communist and was subsequently expelled from the Democratic Party. Wasielewski, hoping to prevent a Communist from taking his seat, re-entered the race as an Independent, but the two politicians split the Democratic vote and allowed Republican John C. Brophy to win. Bobrowicz subsequently left politics and became a union official. He later moved to Green Bay, where he died in 2003.
Bobrowicz, Edmund V.: - Sunday, March 16, 2003
Bobrowicz, Edmund V. 83, Green Bay, died at home on Thursday, March 13, 2003, surrounded by his family. Born in Milwaukee on May 1, 1919, he is the son of the late Victor and Victoria (Wozniak) Bobrowicz who were immigrants from Poland. Ed married the former Dorothy Douglas in 1942 at St. John Kanty's Church in Milwaukee where he attended school, served as altar boy, C.Y.O. instructor, and adult usher. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1943 and served in the South Pacific Theater (New Guinea and Luzon) as a heavy machine gunner during World War II. Ed returned to his wife and three year old son in 1946. He ran for the U.S. Congress in the 8th Congressional District in 1946 during turbulent political times and lost by less than 5000 votes against the incumbent. Ed worked for 35 years as an International Union Representative for the International Fur and Leather Workers Union and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters International. He also worked as the Employment Relations Director for Dubuque Packing Company from 1968 to 1972. Ed returned to Milwaukee to manage Local 248 Amalgamated Meat Cutters until his retirement in 1977. His goal throughout his life was to improve the state of working men and women. Ed left his mark on all who knew him. His high energy, the work he has done for civil rights and equality, his spirited political discussions, and willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone in need was the true measure of the man he was. Ed and Dorothy relocated to Green Bay in 1987 to be close to their family. He was instrumental in restoring Potters Field Cemetery along with volunteers from the V.F.W. Post 9677 and Brown County business donors. Ed felt a responsibility to the 297 men, women, and children who were buried there. He was a member of the Shorewood Golf Club and enjoyed the young golfers and company of his early morning breakfast friends at Al's Hamburger Shop. Both Ed and Dorothy enjoyed the 22 years they spent wintering in Southern Texas. Survived by his wife and partner of 60 years Dorothy; one son and daughter-in-law: Victor and Geri Bobrowicz of Green Bay; one daughter and son-in-law: Spring and Jeff Truckey of Little Suamico; one grand daughter: Jill (Bruce) Irvin of Portland, OR; one grandson: David Bobrowicz of Milwaukee; three great grandchildren: Emma, Alex, and Lily Irvin of Portland, Oregon; three sisters-in-law: Lee Pounds of California; June Hahn and Gloria Bruss both of Milwaukee; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and sister Wanda. Private memorial services were held at WEST MASON MALCORE Funeral Home, 1530 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, 54303; (920) 499-4100. A memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in his memory. The Bobrowicz family wishes to express their gratitude to Dr. Chris Pinn and Unity Hospice for allowing Ed to live the last days of his life with dignity and also for the care and support that they provided to our family during his illness.
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