Edward Michael Litishin

February 19, 1941July 6, 2018

Edward Michael Litishin (77), of Bel Air, MD died on July 6, 2018 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center. Beloved husband of Mary Elizabeth Scott (Scottie), they had just celebrated 50 years of marriage. He was born on February 19, 1941 in Phoenixville, PA to the late Michael and Anne (Selfinger) Litishin. Devoted father of Jeffrey Litishin and his wife Krista McGhee of Mt. Washington, MA and Karen Reddel and her husband Drew of Fallston, MD. Survived by 4 grandchildren (Mac, Devin, Ruby, and Wyatt) and his sister Dianne Ponzio and her husband Frank. Also survived by many nieces and nephews who adored their Uncle Eddie (he never missed a family event). Ed was preceded in death by his brother Joseph Litishin and his sister Patricia Slawecki. Ed graduated from Phoenixville High School in PA then went on to study electronics in the Navy Reserves and received an Associate Degree from Temple University. He worked as a field tech for electronics companies which took him to Massachusetts where he became actively involved in the Boy Scouts. Upon returning to PA to be closer to family, Ed took a job with Seimen’s Medical Systems in the early 80’s installing and maintaining MRI machines, where he worked for over 25 years until retirement. Ed loved the outdoors, hiking, camping, fishing and gardening. He built their dream home in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. After surviving a fight with prostate cancer, he and his wife moved to Bel Air, MD in 2008 to be close to grandchildren. Relatives and friends may gather at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air, Inc. 610 W. MacPhail Rd. Bel Air, MD 21014 on Friday from 11-12:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will then be celebrated at St. Margaret Church 141 N. Hickory Ave. Bel Air, MD 21014 at 1 pm. Entombment Highview Memorial Gardens. Online tributes may be left at


  • Mary E. Litishin (Scottie), Wife
  • Jeffrey Litishin and his wife Krista McGhee, Son
  • Karen Reddel and her husband Drew, Daughter
  • Dianne Ponzio and her husband Frank, Sister
  • The late Joseph Litishin, Brother
  • The late Patricia Slawecki, Sister
  • Also survived by 4 grandchildren ( Mac, Devin, Ruby, and Wyatt) and many nieces and nepews


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Entombment Friday, July 13, 2018

Edward Michael Litishin

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Reginald Starke

July 12, 2018

Mr Ed was our neighbor for ten years. He and his wife Scottie are truly two of the most kindest neighbors we have ever had. We often shared conversations some of which were regarding sports. We are so happy to have known him throughout the years. We are also happy that he had the opportunity, last year, to see his Philadelphia Eagles win the Super Bowl. Mr Ed we will truly miss you and our conversations.

To the family, we send our condolenses and prayers to you during your time of bereavement. If there is anything we can do for you during this time we are more than happy to help we are just across the street (453).

Reggie & Angela Starke

Jim Sirianni

July 12, 2018

I worked with Ed for many years at Siemens in the MRI Group, he was also a upbeat and friendly guy. We worked many long shifts at multiple University hospitals together. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I hope he enjoyed his time in retirement from Siemens.
RIP Ed you will, be missed. My prayers to Ed and his family.

Dianne Ponzio

July 11, 2018

Bury my body - but not me.
Bury my heart - but not my love for you.
Bury my eyes - but not my vision.
Bury my feet -but not my path of life.
Bury my hands - but not my diligent efforts.
Bury my shoulders- but not my concerns.
Bury my voice -but not my message.
Bury my mind - but not my dreams.
Bury me but not my life.
Bury my faults & weaknesses that my life may go on through each one of you.

Debbie Saylor

July 11, 2018

Ed will be missed by all of us who belongs to the Jan Miles Book club. This group came together at Jan's house for good food, good company and good conversation. Although we never discussed the latest in book reviews, we did, however, have a sense of community. Ed always sent the funniest birthday cards and had a fabulous sense of humor.
I know Larry and I will miss his presence.
Sending love and condolences to Scottie and his family.

Joan, Bill, Billy Dvorak

July 11, 2018

We loved Ed dearly and it broke our hearts to lose him. Those special memories of spending hours just sitting and talking with Ed and Scottie over dinners or sitting out back watching all the wildlife will always bring a smile. The memory of Ed will always be of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days.

We will continue to be here for Scottie and will gladly help in any way we can. Scottie and family all of you will always have an open invitation offer for dinners or sitting out back just watching all the wildlife with our family.

With sympathy, thinking of you at this sad time and sending love,

Joan, Bill, Billy Dvorak

Frank Kollar

July 11, 2018

Joanne and I wish to express our sympathy for you and all the Family,
Eddie and I had many points of contact social ,with sports and Phoenixville activities, after Graduating from Phoenixville Vocational department , Both our careers similar, that is he was trained as a Carpenter, me a draftsman, neither pursued that training, but still similar paths in Electronics, he Navy , me US Army. Eddie relocated for employment , me stayed local, Married and both devoted to family. I know this when every 5 years we met for reunions and acted as if we just talked yesterday, a kind of Brotherhood relationship.
As I read the Obit our paths were ever so similar . We were lucky people in Life, with Family and success in living, just sorry we weren't able to see each other more often. Ed will be missed by all, I will be sure to share his Life story with Phoenixville friends and School Classmates.
Our Love and thoughts to all.

Joan, Bill & Billy Dvorak

July 7, 2018

We little knew that morning
God was going to call your name.
In life we loved you dearly
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,
you did not go alone;
for part of us went with you
the day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,
your love is still our guide
and though we cannot see you,
you are always by our side.

Our friendship chain is broken
and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

We miss you,
Joan, Bill, Billy Dvorak