Edward Francis Konczal, Sr., of Piscataway, NJ, entered into eternal life on July 3, 2019.
Ed was born in Bayonne, NJ, on April 2, 1943, the youngest of seven children born to Bronislaw and Mary Konczal. He graduated from Marist High School (Bayonne) in 1961, and from St. Peter's College (Jersey City) in 1965. Ed had a lifelong love of baseball, and starred as a left-handed hitter for Marist High School and in the Bayonne Men's League. One of his greatest accomplishments was achieving an MBA in Finance from the Stern School at New York University in 1968. In 1968 Ed married Catherine Skowronski, also of Bayonne. They were loving parents to sons Eddie and Pete. Ed had a long-term career at AT&T, and was particularly proud of his work in human resources and as the company's safety manager. He remained very active after retiring from AT&T in 1998. He consulted for several firms, co-authored the book "Simple Stories for Leadership Insight in the New Economy" (with Jeannette Galvanek), and pursued a lifelong passion for photography, winning several awards for his outstanding photos. He loved to help anyone who came to him for advice, and enjoyed doing research in order to provide the best possible solution. Always quick with a joke and eager to entertain, Ed was also a deep thinker and was fascinated by theology, cosmology, and history. Ed was a devout Catholic and was often present at Eucharistic adoration. He was an animal lover, and enjoyed playing with the family pets and bringing them toys and treats.
Ed is survived by his son Eddie and daughter-in-law Laura; his son Peter, daughter-in-law Jacqueline, and grandson Bodhi; his sister Irene; his brother John; his former wife Catherine; and many beloved cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces. He was predeceased by his parents Bronislaw and Mary; his brother Joe; his sisters Pauline, Adele, and Mary; his brothers-in-law Henry, Jerry, and Walter; his sister-in-law Elaine; his nephew Henry; and his niece Maryann.
Visitations will be at Rezem Funeral Home at 457 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick, NJ, on Tuesday, July 9, from 2 to 4pm and 7 to 9pm.
Funeral services will be held at St. Bartholomew's Church at 470 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10am.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Food for the Poor: 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073 USA; https://www.foodforthepoor.org