Edward Macek, Jr.

December 16, 1951March 4, 2013

Edward Macek Jr., age 61, of Austin, Texas and formerly of New Bedford, died March 4, 2013 of natural causes.

Son of the late Edward and Mary Grace (Ambra) Macek and brother of the late Steven Macek.

Edward was a 1969 graduate of New Bedford High School, attended Bristol Community College and served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. He worked for Lumberman’s Investment Co. (more recently known as Temple-Inland) in Austin for 20 years before deciding to make a career change to drive an 18 wheeler for USA for a living. He had a great love for traveling the open road.

Edward was fun loving and adventurous. He loved his family unconditionally. He will be sorely missed not only by his loved ones but also by his many friends in Austin.

Survivors include, beloved daughter, Tanya Mongeon and her husband Kenneth of Shrewsbury; grandsons, Connor and Owen Mongeon also of Shrewsbury; sister, Linda Macek of New Bedford; brothers, Stanley Macek of New Bedford and Robert Macek of Plymouth; nephew, Steven Macek Jr., his wife Ashley, and their children of Ohio; uncles, George and Gil Ambra both of Fairhaven and several cousins. He was also the former husband of Janice (Wisniewski) Macek of New Bedford.

His funeral will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 10AM at ROCK Funeral Home, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford, followed by his funeral mass at 11AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1359 Acushnet Ave., New Bedford. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Pine Grove Cemetery. Visiting hours will be, Wednesday from 5-8PM.



  • Visiting Hours Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, March 14, 2013


  • Burial

Edward Macek, Jr.

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Mary Harris

July 9, 2017

Just a few moments ago, I came across a LinkedIn post asking to comment the name of the best manager you've ever worked for. Ed came to mind immediately, so I tried to look him up and found this sad sad news. I worked as his administrative assistant for several years at Lumberman's Investment Corp. (later it became Temple-Inland). We had many great conversations about God and he was the first to introduce me to the idea that God would still lead us today and help us make good decisions in life.

One great memory I have of Ed was when Tanya had graduated from high school and was getting ready to go to college, Ed bought her a taser to help her be safe. Well, he had some employees gathered around to show them how it worked and he grabbed a solid metal letter opener and was just about to touch the taser to it as he was holding it in his other hand...then he stopped barely in time and was like - What am I doing?!? I almost tased myself! - He made us all laugh that day.

He taught me good lessons working for him and he was the best manager I ever worked for. He's a good man. I was able to catch back up with him, I think in 2012, again and we talked for some time. He really loved having his trucking company and seemed to finally truly enjoy what he was doing.

One of my favorite memories was years after I had left Temple-Inland, he called me when I was at a subsequent job and they announced that "Larry Bird" was on the phone for me. LOL! He would either use that name, or Frank Buck. He always had a great sense of humor.

Ed Macek, you are sorely missed, never forgotten, and we will catch up some day in Heaven. Blessings to you, all your family and others who miss you.

C Williamson

March 19, 2013

Dear Tanya- I worked with your father for 10 years at Lumberman's Investment Corp. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing. We had some very good times together. He called me about a year ago and told me about his trucking business. We talked for about three hours that day. We talked about some of the fun times we had in the office and some of the not so good times. We had a great group of people and we all cared about each other. Your dad had a good heart when people were in need. Your dad taught me a lot. Again I am very sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless your family during this time.

Suzie Caffey

March 18, 2013

Dear Tanya,
Eddie was a wonderful and honest man and I considered him to be one of my dearest friends. I am sorry for your loss. I pray for your family that God comfort you through such a difficult time. His life will be missed by so many. He suffers no more and will forever be in the Arms of Jesus as he knew he would.

suzie caffey

March 18, 2013

Dear tonya,
Eddie was a wonderful person. He was an honest and caring person. I am so sorry for your loss. This is a great loss to me and many others as well. I considered Eddie to be one of my dearest friends. I know he is no longer suffering and has reached the Arms of Jesus. I am praying for your family that they be comforted.

Suzie caffey

March 18, 2013

Eddie was a very dear friend. I loved him so much. We attended church together on occasion and spoke often about God so i am confident that he is with the Lord

March 17, 2013

Dear Tanya - I worked with Ed at Temple-Inland. He was one of my very best friends and I will miss him very much. Ed was a kind and fun person and was a real asset to our company. We share your sorrow. Doris Reagan, Austin, TX

Cidalia de Melo

March 13, 2013

Dear Linda and Family, i wan't to send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Eddy . May God give all of you strength and love during this time of your loss.

Cidalia de Melo

Cidalia de Melo

March 13, 2013

Dear Janice Macek and Family, i wan't to send my deepest sympathy on the passing of Eddy . May God give all of you strength and love during this time of your loss.

Cidalia de Melo

Bob, Stefanie, and Benjamin Hunt

March 13, 2013

Tanya and Ken, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. May you be surrounded by good friends, family and fantastic memories of your Dad! With deepest sympathy.

Anthony & Joanne Karamas

March 12, 2013

Tanya and Ken,
We were truly saddened to hear of your loss.
We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,