Edward S. Zemanik, 90, of Tamaqua, PA, passed away Monday, September 10th, at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg.
Born in Coaldale, PA on March 17, 1928, he was a son of the late Augustine & Pauline Vićhoć Zemanik.
He was the loving husband of Joan M. (Urban) Zemanik.The couple shared 63 years of marriage.
Ed was a Coaldale High School graduate, Class of 1946, and served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War.
He was formerly employed in research & development by Atlas Chemical.
Ed was a member of St. John XXIII Parish, Tamaqua.
He also was a member of the America Legion Post #173, Tamaqua, for 60 years, and both the Mahanoy City Coal Cracker Chorus and the Barbershop Harmony Society, S.P.E.B.S.Q.S.A., for 50 years.
In addition to his parents, Ed was also preceded in death by his brothers: Joseph, Michael, & Frank Zemanik.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by three sons: Monsignor Edward Zemanik, of Schuylkill Haven; Robert Zemanik, of Port Carbon, & Thomas Zemanik, Sr., of Allentown.
He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kristine Yanett, Thomas Zemanik, Jr. USAF, & Matthew Zemanik, and two great-grandchildren, Levi Zemanik, & Landen Yanett.
A viewing will be held Friday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Ambrose RCC at 11 a.m. on Friday, September 14th, with Rev. Msgr. Edward S. Zemanik officiating. Military honors will immediately follow Mass at the church.
Interment will be held at St. Jerome's Catholic Cemetery, Tamaqua.
At the family's request, memorial donations may be sent to St. Jerome's Regional School, to help fund great-grandson, Landen Yanett's education. Checks should include "In memory of Edward Zemanik" on the memo line, and may be mailed to 50 Meadow Ave. Tamaqua, PA 18252.