Edmund Theodore Pawelek

Edmund Theodore Pawelek

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Jan 2016 (aged 90)
Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Burial Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA
Plot N 239
Memorial ID 157726551 · View Source
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Edmund Theodore Pawelek, 90, passed away, January 27, 2016 at the JBER Hospital. He was born February 8, 1925 to Stanley & Frances Pawelek in Detroit, Michigan. Edmund’s first flight lessons in gliders was at the age of 12. He joined the Polish Air Force World War II in 1940. Edmund had flown Spitfires and P-51 Mustangs. After returning to the USA he completed his college education and then joined the U.S. Air Force in 1950. He flew F80 Shooting Stars and eventually the C-119 Flying Boxcar transporting paratroopers during the Korean War. He also served in the occupation forces in Japan and then as command pilot and four years as intelligence officer. He was honorably discharged 1965. He had worked for McLaughlin Youth Center as a Youth Counselor. He worked as a broker and owner of Landmark Real Estate in the 1980’s. Edmund had his own aircraft until he was in his 60’s and flew his private aircraft with floats, skis, and normal landing gear. He was a member of St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church & Holy Family Catholic Church where he had led many rosaries before Mass. Edmund was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Alphons Pawelek; sisters, Anna, Sofia, Mary, Stella and Genevieve Pawelek. He is survived by his friends at St. Nicholas of Myra Church and Holy Family Cathedral; Tim and Marie Trueblood, Stephen and Crucelina Vrabel, Anthony Lastufka, the Heller Family, the Bich Family, Wayne Anthony Ross and his health care providers, Loretta Paligutan and Ritz Cunanan; and many unnamed and unknown people whose lives were touched in a positive way by Edmund. Special thanks to the E.R. and MSU medical staff at JBER Hospital for their compassionate professional care of Edmund. Rosary and visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 p.m. February 3, 2016 at the Anchorage Funeral Home, 1800 Dare Ave. in Anchorage. Funeral liturgy will be held 12:00 pm. February 4, 2016 at St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine, 2200 Arctic Blvd. in Anchorage. A graveside ceremony with military honors will be held 2:30 p.m., February 8, 2016 at Fort Richardson National Cemetery. Chaplain Major Jesus Navarrete will preside with the JBER Air Force Honor Guard performing military honors. Those attending will need to meet at the JBER-Richardson entrance at 2:00 p.m. for the procession. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Edmund’s memory to: Priests For Life http://www.priestsforlife.org/index.aspx.

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  • Originally Created by: DER
  • Added: 2 Feb 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 157726551
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edmund Theodore Pawelek (8 Feb 1925–27 Jan 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 157726551, citing Fort Richardson National Cemetery, Fort Richardson, Anchorage Borough, Alaska, USA ; Maintained by DER (contributor 40638056) .