Edward Leonard Wisniewski
November 7, 1947 – November 3, 2020
Edward Leonard Wisniewski, age 72, of Clovis, California passed away on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Edward was born November 7, 1947.
Edward Leonard Wisniewski passed away in Clovis, California on November 3, 2020, at the age of 72.
Edward was born November 7, 1947, to Genevieve and Leonard Wisniewski and was raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Cathedral Prep High School and later attended Gannon University where he earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started his career in Pennsylvania working as an engineer for Frick Co. and later moved to New York where he worked for Air Techniques. While working there he met Eileen and they were married on March 22, 1980. On December 16, 1980 and April 19, 1983 he welcomed his two sons Edward Andrew and Thomas Joseph, respectively. A few years later in 1987, he accepted a position as Chief Engineer for Freedom Line Air Systems, which required the family to relocate to Fresno, California. He later accepted a position working for Vendo Company as a mechanical engineer where he worked for the majority of his career.
Edward was a sports lover and he excelled at baseball as a youth. He coached both of his son's Figarden Little League baseball teams which led to nationwide travel for tournaments in Iowa, Louisiana, Utah, Nevada, etc. He was an avid Raider's fan and collector of memorabilia, especially his hometown hero, Fred Biletnikoff. He loved rock-n-roll music, especially the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. In his free time, he enjoyed tinkering around in the garage and building model airplanes, cars, & ships. As a Saint Agnes Medical Center volunteer he put in more than 1000 hours.
Edward is survived by his wife of 40 years, Eileen, his sons, Edward Andrew Wisniewski and his wife Sarah and Thomas Joseph Wisniewski and his partner, Linda Ngo; his three grandchildren, Gavin, James and Gemma Wisniewski; his brothers, Ronald and his wife Jan, Richard and his wife Sue Ann, and Kenneth and his wife Lori; and his sister Karen and her husband Daron Praetzel.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.whitehurstsullivan.com for the Wisniewski family.
Edward Leonard Wisniewski
November 22, 2020
My sister and I grew up with Eddie and his brother Ronnie on Buffalo Rd in Erie, PA., and went to Holy Trinity School together, his mom drove us every day. We played baseball (me very badly) and rode bikes together all summer. In those days, all of us kids were kicked out of the house every morning and not allowed back until dinner.
The pictures were wonderful. The family picture with his parents and sibs brought tears to my eyes.
I was very saddened to hear of his passing. My condolences to all the Wisniewski family.
Delores Petit, Cranston, RI
November 15, 2020
I shared many a water polo game with Ed and Eileen Our sons played together at Clovis West HS and also in their college years. Ed was a great fan, father, car pooler and friend. He will be missed.
Love to Eileen, the boys, and the grandchildren.