Herkimer - Edward J. (Czar) Czarnecki, Sr., 74, a lifelong Herkimer resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday December 10, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.
He was born October 29, 1946 in Herkimer the son of the late Leopold and Genevieve (Alexanderowicz) Czarnecki. Ed was a graduate of Herkimer High School, class of 1965.
Mr. Czarnecki was a United States Army veteran, during the Vietnam War. He was drafted on March 4, 1968 and was honorably discharged on October 22, 1969 with the rank of SP4. While serving his country, Ed was wounded three times and was the recipient of two purple hearts.
His marriage to Margaret "Peggy" Hagarty took place on November 25, 1978 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Herkimer.
For over 30 years, Ed was a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service in Little Falls, retiring in 2004.
Mr. Czarnecki was an active member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 19-1, the Christian Motorcycle Association, and the Patriot Guard Riders where he was Ride Captain.
A man devoted to his family; his life revolved around his loved ones. He treasured the quality time he spent with each of his grandchildren, took such pride in watching them all play in their sporting events and the relaxing motorcycle rides with his loving wife Peggy. Ed was a people person, always greeting everyone with a smile, a hardy handshake, and a quick joke.
Survivors include his loving wife of 42 years, Peggy; his children, Brian Czarnecki and his wife Nicole, Gina Miller and her husband Darrin, and Edward Czarnecki, Jr.; his cherished grandchildren, Ashley Taylor and husband Hyzer, Danielle Czarnecki, Joshua Czarnecki, Derek Raux, Arielle Raux, Adam Miller, Ryan Miller, Isiah Czarnecki, and Ezekiel Czarnecki.
A celebration of Ed's life will take place on Saturday December 19, 2020 at 12:00 noon at the New Life Church, 337 Protection Ave., Herkimer, NY, with full military honors accorded. The family will be receiving relatives and friends on Saturday December 19, 2020 from 10:00 am until the time of the services at noon. Due to the current COVID -19 health restrictions, face mask and social distancing is required. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to NBT Bank), 527 E. Albany St., Herkimer, NY 315-866-1500. In lieu of flowers please make all memorial contributions to the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 19-1. Donations can be sent to Mike Broderick-Commander, 1881 9th Ave Watervliet, NY 12189. Envelopes will be available at the New Life Church on the day of the Celebration of Life.
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