Edward C. Oleskewicz, age 80, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Bloomfield, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2010. He was born September 16, 1930 in Hartford, CT and moved to Leesburg in 2005 from Bloomfield, CT. He was a retired insurance appraiser and a veteran of the US Air Force. He loved polka music, was an avid golfer and loved to go bowling. He also built and owned stock cars. He is survived by his wife of 27 years , Joyce Reeve Oleskewicz of Leesburg, FL; son, Edward R. Oleskewicz of Coventry, CT; daughters, Patricia (Tracy) Lincoln of Burlington, CT, Teresa (John) Matuza of Suffield, CT; step-son, Frank Verhagen of Bloomfield, CT; step-daughter, Kim Witkoski of Avon, CT; sister, Jean Burtness of Wethersfield, CT; grandchildren, Jessica, Alexis, Ashley, Rebecca, LCPL Tellar Justin, Jordan, Ryan, and Eddie; sisters-in-law, Shirley Oleskewicz of Enfield, CT, Laura Lynch of Ormond Beach, FL, Judi (Paul) Field of Leesburg, FL, Alice (Tom) Orie of Orlando, FL; brothers-in-law, James Reeve of Orange City, FL and George (Bonnie) Reeve of Wolcott, CT; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank, Henry and Fred; and his beloved Pomeranians, Muffin and Mishka. Friends may call at Sacred Heart Church, 46 Wintonbury Ave., Bloomfield on Friday (Oct. 22) from 4:00-7:00pm. The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Saturday (Oct. 23) at 10:00am in Sacred Heart Church, Bloomfield followed by burial in the family plot at Mt. St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Arrangements are being handled by The Ahern Funeral Homes, Inc.
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