August 26, 1924 – October 27, 2013
Edward Andrusko of Boulder passed away last Sunday afternoon, October 27, at the age of 89. A Trisagion Greek Orthodox service will be at Sts. Peter and Paul Greek Orthodox Church (5640 Jay Road, Boulder) on Monday, November 4, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a military service at Fort Logan National Cemetery that same day at 1:15 p.m. There will not be a viewing. Ed is survived by his wife, Gaynel, his son, Sergio Andrusko of Longmont, 3 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren of Colorado and Arizona. Ed was born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1924. On his seventeenth birthday he joined the U.S. Marines. Ed wanted the travel, adventure, and education the Marine Recruiter promised. He served over 4 years in the U.S. Marines; 33 months were in combat during World War Two and included the Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu Campaigns. He was wounded in action three times. Ed fought alongside some of the greatest Congressional Medal of Honor recipients. On the day the war ended, August 10th 1945, Ed was one of the millions in the great Times Square celebration. Ed married Eleanor Pallak in 1947. He attended New York Technical Institute of New Jersey, Radio and Television; the National Radio Institute, Radio and Television, in Washington, DC, and later the University of Colorado, Denver. Ed enjoyed his work career which included Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1947 to 1959 in New Jersey, New York, New Mexico, Utah, and Colorado; Martin Marietta Missile Company as a Missile Reliability Laboratory Technician; and Colorado Research Division, ITT Bell and Gossett, in Broomfield, Colorado. In 1963 and 1964 he worked at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver as a Medical Electronic Engineer, working on pacemakers and other hospital medical electronic equipment. He finished with a 28 year career at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (previously National Bureau of Standards) in Boulder, Radio Standards Engineering Division. Ed was assigned the responsibility for maintaining accurate calibrations of specialized types of electrical standards for the military and civilian use. He also maintained the special test equipment and kept advancing the test equipment for the highest world quality and accuracy. Ed enjoyed 15 years of volunteer work at Boulder Community Hospital and was awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the year. He became a freelance writer with many short stories and articles in a number of magazines, newspapers, and books. Most of his narratives are about the people and events that touched and shaped his life.
- Funeral Service Monday, November 4, 2013
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January 12, 2014
GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER, MAY YOU REST IN PEACE, SEMPER FI SGT DAVID S MURPHY JR 62-66.
December 27, 2013
So sorry to hear about Uncle Eddie, he was my moms brother (Gloria Andrusko Baldwin Sotile). a great husband .. father, brother and friend, writer. he has done alot for my mom and her family, a true mans man of the world, we loved and will miss him.
November 21, 2013
We are sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a special person, a real prince of a fellow.
Wilbur and Betty Anson
November 11, 2013
Sorry to hear about Ed.
Bob & Linda McLaughlin
November 7, 2013
Dear Gaynel, We were sorry to hear of the loss of Ed. What fond memories we have of working with him at NBS so many years ago. We hope you are well and we hope he did not suffer.
RM & Jim Lyons
November 6, 2013
We remember all the Thanksgiving Dinners, Christmas music programs, story-telling times accompanied by good food and friendship as well as our work together at NIST. Eddie Lee was one of a kind.
Ruth Marie and Jimmy
November 6, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
November 5, 2013
So sorry to hear of your loss. You're in our thoughts and prayers.
November 4, 2013
My dearest Gaynel, please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Lovingly, Butch & Brenda King, Bland Virginia
Marilyn and George Packer
November 3, 2013
Ed has been significant in our and our children's lives since we met at NIST in the 1970s. I always loved his Norman Rockwell humor which came to life in his stories and story telling. I spent many memorable micro-measurement hours at NIST lab talking about his WWII experiences.
He taught our daughter and young sons to play tennis, pool, ski and to appreciate the beauty of Colorado. And when they were married, Ed was there with well wishes. We will miss our dear friend, Eddie Lee,-- and Gaynel and Michael we are so sorry for your loss.
November 1, 2013
Dear Gaynel and Sergio, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ed. He was always very special to me and my family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Nancy Cameron