Edward Malzenski, 93, of Wilbraham, died Wednesday, March 18, 2020 surrounded by his family. Born in Warren, MA, he was the son of the late Charles & Anna (Kapinos) Malzenski. Ed proudly served his country during WWII as an engineer in the Merchant Marines transporting aviation fuel to the front lines, and was also a Navy veteran of the Korean War. Ed lived in Wilbraham for the past 70 years, worked as a Systems Manager for Shawinigan/Monsanto for 35 years, and worked as a Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of Wilbraham for 30 years. He was a member of the Polish American Veterans, an avid Red Sox & Patriots fan, and a candlepin bowler who recently “bowled a 103”. Ed was a big fan of Polka and loved dancing. He enjoyed talking to everybody, was known for his quick wit, love of a good joke, and he also enjoyed a good-natured ribbing.
Ed was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Stacia (Opalinski) Malzenski (the love of his life), his brothers, John, Ted and Joe, as well as many members of the Opalinski family. He is survived by his children, Cynthia Tocci and her partner Bob Eck, Edward Malzenski and his wife Carol, and Mike Malzenski and his wife Christina, as well as his three grandchildren, Charlie, Jake and Hanna. Ed will be greatly missed by his family, his many friends, neighbors, fellow bowlers, ROMEO Club and the Polka community, including Agnes Niedzwiedz, his dance and card partner.
Services for Ed will be held privately by his family due to the constraints brought by the COVID 19 virus. However, a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date to be determined.
In Ed’s memory, donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children-Springfield, Development Office, 516 Carew St. Springfield, MA 01104; Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Treasurer’s Office, 110 Cherry Street Holyoke, MA 01040; or Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington DC 20077-7491
For additional information and online condolences, please visit www.nowakfuneral.com.
Shriners Hospital for Children
516 Carew Street, Springfield, MA 01104-2396,
Soldiers' Home In Holyoke
110 Cherry Street Holyoke, MA 01040,
Tel: (413) 532-9475
P.O. Box 96280, Washington DC 20077-7491