Edward A. Marczak, 75, of South Amboy died on Thursday January 19, 2023 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick. Born in Perth Amboy, he was employed by Modern High Lift for over 30 years and Arizona Beverage Co. for over 10 years before retiring. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War he was recently honored for his dedication and selfless volunteerism. He was awarded Citizen of the Year for 2019-2020 by the South Amboy Elks for outstanding voluntary service. He received he Joseph Barlow Memorial Lifetime achievement award for dedication for all veterans. In 2022, he received the Brotherhood of the Year award from the Vietnam Veterans of America NJ State Council. In September of 2022, he received the Legion of Honor Humanitarian Award presented by the Chapel of the Four Chaplains. A proud veteran, he was a lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans of America, VFW Post 4699, Sayreville, Benyei-Connors DAV Post 67, South Amboy, American Legion Post 65, Metuchen and the NRA. He was also a long-time member and served as president of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 233, Metuchen for more than 16 years.
Son of the late Adam and Agnes Marczak, he is survived by his former wife of more than 30 years Patricia Marczak; daughter and son-in-law Carol and Perry Dodge; son Thomas Kelley; granddaughter Dr. Renee Kalaf and husband Chris; granddaughter Christina Diaz; brother Raymond Marczak and wife Rose; brother Robert Marczak; sister Sharon Avale; nephews Forrest and Travis Avale.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday January 25, 2023 at 10am at The Gundrum Service “Home For Funerals” 237 Bordentown Avenue, South Amboy followed by interment in Christ Church Cemetery, South Amboy. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4 to 8pm. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to “VVA 233 Scholarship Fund” and mailed to VVA Chapter 233, P.O. Box 10251, New Brunswick, NJ 08906.