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Edward Nieznay

Edward A. Nieznay

Monday, April 14th, 1930 - Wednesday, April 14th, 2021
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Obituary

Edward A. Nieznay passed from this Earth peacefully on April 14, 2021, his 91st birthday. He was the devoted husband of 54 years to Anne (dec. 2011), a loving father to Carol Wendel and her husband John, and adoring grandfather of Erika and Alison. A longtime Pennsylvania resident, Ed was born in Pennsburg, PA on April 14, 1930 to Frances and Jacob Nieznay, and is predeceased by his 12 siblings, John, Michael, Mary, Anthony, Francis, Josephine, Stephen, Stanley, Anne, Walter, Bertha, and Leon. On the family farm, he enjoyed a life that was rich in the ways that mattered, with lessons that would last a lifetime.

Ed was voted “Most Gentlemanly” at Pennsburg High School, but he was a force on the football field. A four-year letterman and defensive standout, he was also a member of his high school track team which earned a spot at the Penn Relays in 1949. He continued his football career with a scholarship to the National Agricultural College (presently Delaware Valley University) where he majored in horticulture. Following graduation in 1953, he proudly served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army in Japan at the end of the Korean Conflict.

Ed lived with his wife in Lafayette Hill for more than 30 years. He had a wonderful career in the food business, and was a produce buyer with Acme Markets, making long-term friends and colleagues who traveled from across the country for his retirement. Around that time, he and Anne moved to Warrington where he lived for more than 30 years as well.

After retiring early, Ed got back to physical work and used his arborist and gardening skills to help groom the landscape of The Fairways Golf Course in Warrington. He played golf at The Fairways until age 90, and he was also a long-term member of Sandy Run Country Club. A devoted Catholic, Ed attended St. Robert Bellarmine parish of Warrington.

Ed will be remembered by his family, friends, and all those who knew him for his kindness, good humor, gentlemanly ways, and lifelong pursuit to be the best person he could be in all walks of life.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 856 Euclid Ave., Warrington, PA. Ed’s family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will follow the service at St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA. With respect for all guests, masks/social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ed's memory may be made to the American Heart Association/
American Stroke Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005
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George Wiemann

Posted at 03:16pm
Rest in peace, Ed. Rest in peace.
 
CW

Carol Wendel Posted at 09:37am

Thank you, Dr. Wiemann. Dad would have been touched that you remembered him here.
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Barbara

Posted at 11:55am
Carol, John, Erika and Alison, we are so sorry to hear of that your Dad and Grandfather have passed. We know him as Eddie the best buddie our Dad Don had. So many great visits however quick, and sitting on the back deck watching the golfers. I picture them doing that now. Along with their friendship, I have made a new friend too. Love to you Barbara Hasenmayer Morris
 
CW

Carol Wendel Posted at 09:39am

Thanks Barb. I'm sure he's in heaven along with Don, sharing jokes and old stories about their lives, so well lived.
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