Edward O. Praskala

July 28, 1924May 31, 2019

Edward O. Praskala, age 94, of New Port Richey, Florida passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019. Edward was born July 28, 1924 in Paterson, New Jersey to Edward and Gertrude Praskala. He proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II and was a purple heart recipient. Edward was adored by his entire family. He touched many peoples hearts and all who knew him loved him. He had a sweet and gentle soul, but a witty sense of humor that could easily make you laugh. He was the oldest Yankee fan since the age of eight.

Edward is survived by his children, Kathleen and husband, Arthur Adamec; Edward R. Praskala and companion, Polly Rystrom, Janet Praskala, Debra and husband, Alex Rovinsky, Theresa Nidoh, Eileen and husband, Jim Erwin, John and wife, Sophia Praskala; his grandchildren, Quinn, Wayne, Amanda, Alexander and wife, Rebecca, Michael, Cory, Janel, Kendra, Jacob, Andrew; and his great grandchildren, Alex, Alice, Casey and David.

A gathering of family and friends for Edward will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, 4244 Madison Street, New Port Richey, FL 34652. A memorial service will begin at 11:00 AM and inurnment will follow at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens with military honors. All are welcome to join the family at the funeral home following the graveside for a reception.

In lieu of flowers, you may donate in Edward's memory to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Praskala family.


29 June

Gathering of Family and Friends

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

4244 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

29 June

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Meadowlawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

4244 Madison Street
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Reception to follow Graveside


Edward O. Praskala

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Janice Lasky

June 5, 2019

I will miss you Hot Rocks!! We will come visit when we are down for your Birthday!!
Love you much !!

Steve Coblish

June 4, 2019

Our deepest condolences to our cousin, Eddie, he will be remembered as the war hero, of the family. He lived a great life, raised a beautiful family. May he rest in peace.
from Steve and Cathy Coblish, and Kenny Chlopecki

Barbara Reiher

June 4, 2019

Uncle Eddie, I will miss you so much. You were a very special person, and loved me like one of your own. I will miss talking Yankee baseball with you, and playing cards won’t be the same. But one thing I will always take with me,... I know you’ll forever be on my side!

Amanda Bauer

June 3, 2019

Although the world keeps turning and the sun comes up each day life has never been the same since you were called away. You are such a special person, so good and kind and left the sweetest of memories and the thoughts of you behind . I only wish there was a way I could see you one more time to thank you for the joy you brought into this life of mine.
I miss you grandpa

Theresa Nidoh

June 2, 2019

Daddy, I miss you so much 😢😢😢😢

Emilio S

May 31, 2019

I offer my sincere condolences to your family during this extremely difficult time. Continue to lean upon family and friends for support. God offers us comfort and hope at Revelation 21:4 when we mourn during occasions like these. May you find the peace and strength needed to endure the days ahead.