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Edward A. Poniatowski

1932 - 2021



On March 31,2021, Edward A." Bo"  Poniatowski, devoted husband of the late Thelma A. Poniatowski (nee Adams), beloved mother to Edward "Bunky" Poniatowski and wife Cathy, Michael Poniatowski and husband Lewis LeBrun, loving grandfather to Megan and Alex Poniatowski, dear brother to Rosanne "Pinky" Carter and Joseph David Poniatowski, also survived by numerous other relatives and friends.

Inurnment with Military Honors will take place in Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery at a later date. Notice of day and time will be updated.


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Bunky Poniatowski

April 8, 2021 5:15 PM

On March 31st my dad passed away.

He fought off cancer only to be knocked back down with 2 lung infections. He spent 3 months in a hospital or rehab facility during Covid without his family being able to visit him. But he fought through that and made it back home. He worked to gain back some of his strength but because he was weakened we believe the cancer came back and got the best of him.

My dad was always a strong man. He was a throw back of a man and would work many hours so my mom could stay home to take care of me and my brother. I learned work ethic from him. I learned respect from him. Later in life after he retired I learned even more so how much he loved his family and would do anything in the world for us. He taught me to love my family with all my heart. Towards the end I noticed another quality in him that I greatly admire and will take to my last days. I came to see him knowing he wasn't feeling great and the first words out of his mouth were "how am I doing?" I told him he was amazing and that I loved him. That was him. He always wanted to know how others were doing and what was going in their lives. It was because he cared about everyone that was part of his life and he cared deeply. He cared up until his last days how we were doing.

He taught me to not be afraid of anything which is why I do most things myself and am not afraid to try just about anything. He had such an impact on me and I am a far better man because of him.

He was also a Navy veteran who severed in the Korean War although he never really talked about that part of his life to us. For whatever reason he just didn't and wouldn't talk about it.

My dad was my biggest supporter. He helped me with anything ... even if I really didn't want the help. But deep down I loved every minute of it. I learned so much from him.

He came to so many of my soccer games and my kids games and was always cheering us on. Hell back in my club days he would come to our establishment of choice and knock down a few with the team.

I love my dad with all my heart and hate that he is no longer here with me but I know he is in a better place. His last days were hell but he has been reunited with my mom and I know that they are happy together and watching over us.

My rock has now become my guardian angel.

Love you dad - always have and always will.

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