WAUWATOSA, WIS. - Edward J. Orosz, 77, formerly of Vestal, N.Y., died Jan. 6, 2018, after a 54-year battle with Multiple Sclerosis. He faced his illness with dignity and grace and was an inspiration to many.
Born in Youngstown, on April 27, 1940, Ed was the son of Stella (Wroblewski) and Frank Orosz.
He graduated from Ursuline High School in 1958. He graduated from Youngstown University with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1963, and also received a graduate degree from Purdue University.
Ed spent his career as an electrical engineer at IBM in Endicott, N.Y., retiring in 2000. In his retirement, Ed devoted his time to tutoring college students in math and singing with the Binghamton University chorus and St. Vincent De Paul-Blessed Sacrament Church choir. He also looked forward to his monthly luncheons with former IBM colleagues.
He is survived by his wife, Janet (Sambora), with whom he spent 46 wonderful years. He is also survived by his daughter, Cathy Schulze, and her husband, Timothy, and son, Jeffrey Orosz, and his wife, Maureen. He adored his five grandchildren, who will miss him dearly, Sophie and Lynnai Schulze and Hannah, Emma, and Jude Orosz.
Ed was predeceased by his parents; brother, Robert; and sister, Jeanette, and is survived by siblings, Stephen Orosz (Donna), Helen Jean Christie, Mary Roth (Gary), and Dorothy Vernarsky (David) and sister-in-law, Sally Orosz. He also leaves behind several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, 421 Covington St. in Youngstown.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the charity of ones choice.
“I have known Ed since he was my platoon leader in ROTC at Youngstown, then at IBM where we were roommates, and in Grand Tour where we toured the national parks out west with two other IBM'ers. We bought a canoe in Binghamton and explored local rivers long before the current kayak boom. And then there was that memorable Long Lake canoe trip in the Adirondacks over the Memorial Day weekend where we enjoyed nature's solitude - and made a lot of black flies really happy. Not Mill Creek Park. My wife Linda and I enjoyed preparing dinners for Ed and Janet, where we could try some new dish to share. At least they said they enjoyed them. We miss you, rest in peace. ”
» Tom Homa on January 13, 2018