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Edward M. Shomoskie

Edward M. ShomoskieEdward M. Shomoskie, age 66 of Shenandoah passed away Tuesday at Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street, Pottsville.

Born in Shenandoah on March 24, 1947, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Beatrice (Matalavage) Shomoskie.

He was a 1965 graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah.

Eddie was a co-owner of the former E & J Dismantling Co., Shenandoah with his late brother Joseph A. Shomoskie who died March 5, 2011.

Polish American Fire CompanyHe was a member of St. George’s Church and a life member of the Polish American Fire Company both of Shenandoah.

Surviving are his daughter, McKenzie Shomoskie of Frackville; one sister-in-law, Linda L. Shomoskie of Shenandoah; one aunt, Florence Yanall of Shenandoah Heights and cousins.

Prayer and scripture services will be held Saturday morning at 11:00 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S Jardin St., Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday morning from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.  To leave a condolence for the family, visit www.woffuneralhome.com.

Edward M. Shomoskie Has 3 Condolences Posted:

  1. Nadine Yanall Rieser says:

    Eddie was my first cousin and was the spitting image of his Mom (my Aunt Bea). While he and I were not close in age when I lived at 24 N Emerick Street, I remember Eddie as always having a smile on his face and for how much he loved his Mom. He had a quirky sense of humor and teased me sometimes, which I enjoyed. Eddie and his brother, Joe, were like the big brothers I never had. I admired Eddie for his horseradish plants that he tenderly grew in wooden boxes that he made. I believe he then grated the plants to make good old fashioned horseradish sauce. He has now joined his family in heaven where he will be watching over his daughter, McKenzie and the rest of his family.

  2. Robert T. Marousky says:

    Eddie was a class mate of mine at St. George’s Lithuanian School. He was also a Boy Scout who went camping with our troop (Troop 22 I believe). One time while camping at the formal Scout camp Eddie got into some poison ivy and his face got swollen like a chipmunk with a rash. I can remember his parents coming to pick him up. While at St. George’s Eddie, like most of the boys in our class, became an altar boy. Many a day we were late for school because we had to serve at the 8:30 mass. I had the honor of being one of the altar boys who served mass at his grandmother’s funeral. He loved that lady and cried his eyes out during the service at the cemetery.

    Later in High School, Eddie became one of the boys in our informal group. Many, many adventures we had after getting our drivers licenses! It was nothing drive down to Ashland and them up to Frackville and then back to Shenandoah. I seem to remember Eddie has a member of the High School football team. He was a real scrapper and played middle guard on defense.

    Eddie along with his brother Joseph and several others in our gang (not a formal gang, just a group with similar interests) would play football. We would play in the last Lithuanian cemetery on the left as you go to Raven Run. It was on a rectangular plot of land towards the back of the cemetery. The “field” wasn’t grass but rocks and stones and we played tackle football. He played hard and played to win. Many a days we returned from a game with ripped clothing, bruises, cuts and scratches but we loved it. That is until Father Karaulis caught us playing there and chased us out.

    Eddie and I scrapped a lot. Guess you could say we were friendly enemies. But I respected him because he had an opinion and stuck to his opinion. I never saw Eddie after graduation from High School but heard he started a demolition business with his brother. Seems like that was the perfect fit for them. May he rest in peace Amen.
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  3. blanche zukowski lewis and dolores zukowski says:

    our prayers to you on the death of your father, brother in law and nephew from cousins in Hazleton