Edward Andrew ZabryckiDecember 20, 1932 ~ December 3, 2017 (age 84)
Ed passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2017 following a long illness.
He was born on December 20, 1932 in Manville, New Jersey to Polish immigrant parents, Andrew and Veronica Skarba Zabrycki. Ed is predeceased by his siblings Peter, Stanley, and Mary. Ed had an idyllic childhood in rural New Jersey, swimming in the Raritan River and riding his bike from dawn to dark. Ed attended Sacred Heart School and Bound Brook High School. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1956 and participated in football and wrestling all four years. Ed was a Purchasing Manager and enjoyed postings in Japan, Vietnam, Mare Island, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the Naval Postgraduate School and the Panama Canal Zone. Ed worked for Pacific Gas and Electric after retiring from the Navy. He earned a Masters Degree from Ohio State and loved teaching Supply Chain Management and Economics in the evenings at St. Mary’s College, Golden Gate University and Dominican University.
Teaching was one of Ed’s passions. He coached his boys in baseball and roamed the football sidelines taking pictures with his long lens camera. Weekends were happily spent watching and participating with his children in baseball, football, soccer, softball, and skiing. Ed never missed a Navy football game on television and sang along with the Navy alma mater following the Army/Navy game. The Giants and the 49’ers brought joy and anguish over the years. Lifelong interests included scuba diving and piloting small planes.
Ed is survived by his Wife of 42 years, Meg, and his four Children: Michael, Mark, Timothy (Kaye) and Carolyn (Jason). Grandchildren are: Kayla, Michael, Samantha, Colby, Emily and Dylan. Ed loved spending time with his devoted extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on January 13, 2018 at St. Joan of Arc Church, 2601 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hospice of the East Bay (hospiceeastbay.org) or Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation (sentinelsoffreedom.org).