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Edward A. Safko

Died: Sunday, May 31, 2009
Age: 85
Edward A. Safko, age 85, a 48 year resident of Almont Twp. area, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at his home.

Ed was born August 28, 1923 in Hazelton, PA the son of Alex and Michaelena (Vernigigif) Safko. He married Annie Panko on Sept. 19, 1948 at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hazelton, PA and she preceded him in death on July 15, 2008.

Ed retired as a consultant for “Focus Hope of Detroit’’ in 1999. He previously worked in the tool & die business with the Ex-Cello Corporation in the metro area. His love was farming and raising his chickens and ducks.

Ed served his country during World War II in the Army/Air Force and belonged to the VFW in Imlay City where he served as its quartermaster for many years. He also helped Almont Twp. by serving as its constable for many years.

He is survived by his daughters, Janine (Russell) Ruthenberg, Christine A. (Russell) Jessel, and Kathleen M. (John) Carver all of Almont Twp. Grandchildren include Alysia and Andrew Ruthenberg and Ryan, Jacqueline and Brandon Jessel. Siblings include George (Lucy) Safko and Blanche McCue both of PA and Lucy (George) Daniels of New Jersey. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia A.; and siblings, John, Julie and Agnes.

Funeral services will take place on Thursday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Henry M. Malburg Funeral Home (11280 32 Mile Rd., Romeo) with Fr. Wayne Ureel of St. Cornelius Catholic Church of Dryden officiating. Visitation will take place today (Wed., June 3) from 1-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
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