Edward was a tail gunner on a B-24 bomber and saw combat in the New Guinea, Philippines and Japanese Islands campaign of World War II. He also served in the Korean War and in the Vietnam theatre. He was honorably discharged after 27 years of service but continued as a civilian consultant to the Air Force for a number of years. On retirement he became a volunteer SCORE counsel to small business entrepreneurs.
He is survived by his daughters, Sue Kucera of Virginia Beach, Va., and Denise Leffert of Pahrump, Nev.; granddaughter, Kelly Seith, and great-grandson, Logan Seith, also of Virginia Beach, Va.; sisters, Helen Schultz of Argonne, Wisc., and Genevieve Jaworski of E. Hartford, Conn.; brother, Theodore Maznicki of Mt. Airy; many nieces and nephews in Wisconsin, Illinois, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida and California.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jeanne-Louise, and brothers, Joseph and Stanley.
The family requests any memorial gifts be given in Edward’s name to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Those who wish to express online condolences to the Maznicki family may do so by visiting our website at whitfieldfuneralhomes.com.
Arrangements are in the care of Whitfield Funeral Home, North Chapel, Demorest.
The Northeast Georgian
February 17, 2012