Edward F. Majka, 89, passed away on Saturday April 2nd surrounded by his loving family at his home in Ludlow, MA. Born on October 23rd, 1932 in Palmer, MA to Stanley and Kathryn Majka, he grew up in Palmer, moved to Wilbraham in 1954 and settled in Ludlow, MA in 1983.
Edward served in the United States Navy for 4 years, travelling the world on the USS Compton. After his service, Edward worked for the Indian Orchard operation of Monsanto Chemical Company for over 40 years until his retirement, most of that time as a Piping Mechanic throughout the operation.
He was an active and dedicated member of the Polish American Veterans Association, and very involved in meetings, events and enjoyed many friendships at the PAV. Edward was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church.
Edward was a talented baseball player in Tri County Baseball, as well as an avid softball player with area tournament teams. He was also a passionate fisherman and home gardener. If he wasn’t on the lake catching bass, he could be found spending hours in his garden tending to heirloom tomatoes and other vegetables.
Edward leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 66 years Dorothy, his son Jim and wife Ellen (Tatro) of Westfield, his pride and joy grandsons Reid and Drew, both of Boston, several nieces/nephews, and the large extended Tatro family of Ellen Majka.
Edward was predeceased by siblings Rudy, Joseph and Wanda.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 9 with visitation from 11am-12:30pm at Nowak Funeral and Cremation Service at 15 Ludlow Avenue, Springfield, followed by a Prayer Service in the funeral home at 12:30pm and proceeding to Island Pond Cemetery in Ludlow for Committal Prayers and Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Polish American Veterans Association (contact info), Ludlow Fire Department, or the American Heart Association.
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