Ed Konopka, died on Monday February 7, 2022 at his home in Hillsborough, NJ. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 9, 1959 to his loving parents Anna (Conk) and Edward Konopka Sr. Ed was raised and spent most of his life in Newark, NJ before moving to Hillsborough Twsp, NJ 23 years ago.
Ed worked with Electronics his whole life and was a Cleanroom Assembly Technician at Ultra Herley Whippany NJ. He was a parishioner of Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Hillsborough NJ. A devout baseball fan, he enjoyed watching the NY Yankees and attending Somerset Patriots games. Ed always had a camera with him and took many pictures at the Patriots games, which he often gave to the players. He had eclectic taste in music and two of his favorite groups were the Beatles and the Grateful Dead. He also enjoyed playing the guitar in his spare time. Ed was a patriot and assisted our military by being involved in Operation Shoebox. A self-taught artist, Ed will be remembered mostly for his artistic endeavors, drawing his own Christmas cards for family and friends every year and also creating shadow boxes of many sports figures. Ed enjoyed spending time with his brother, sisters and his many nieces and nephews. He was loved by all of them. Ed was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend to many, and he will be truly missed.
Ed is survived by his loving siblings, sister Patricia Dobrzelecki (Daniel) of Bayville NJ, sister Linda Krug of Toms River NJ, sister Anna Marusiak (Frank) of Annandale NJ, sister Helen Konopka of South Bound Brook NJ and brother Richard Konopka (Lisa) of Kearny NJ. He is also survived by his biggest fans, his many nieces and nephews.
Ed was predeceased by his parents Anna and Edward Konopka Sr and his brother-in-law Michael Krug.
A visitation will take place on Thursday February 17, 2022, between 4:00pm and 8:00pm at the Funeral Home of Cuoco Funeral and Cremation Services 10 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ 908-707-2058. The family will gather at the Funeral Home on Friday, February 18, 2022, between 8:30am and 9:15am and then proceed to Mary Mother of God Catholic Church 157 S Triangle Road Hillsborough, NJ for a 10:00am Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 340 Ridge Road North Arlington, NJ. To send an on-line condolence visit www.Cuocofuneralandcremation.com
In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Edwards’s name to Operation Shoebox or to a local food bank of your choice.
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