Edwin Stanley Lorek, 73, of Castle Hayne passed gently from his earthly life Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice.
He was born May 23, 1946 in Wilmington, the son of John Andrew and Louise Rose Trzepacz Lorek. In addition to his parents, Edwin was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Laura Lorek and brother, John Lorek, Jr.
Edwin is survived by his beloved wife of 46 years, Evelyn English Lorek; sons, James David Lorek and wife, Sharon and Mark Edwin Lorek and his wife, Amanda; grandchildren, Brendan Lorek, Rebecca Lorek, Noah Lorek, Savannah Lorek , Emily Davis, Madison Davis, Brice Davis, and Sarah Davis; sisters, Mary Lesniak (John), Caroline Bordeaux (Jim), and Ann Lorek; brother, Andrew Lorek (Joyce); many nieces, nephews and extended family.
Edwin served his country honorably in the US Army Reserves and was retired from General Electric Company. Edwin was a faithful member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church where he was active in Knights of Columbus, Helping Hands, and served as an usher. He also was a member of the Elks Club.
Edwin was a diligent worker, strong in his faith and loved his family beyond measure. With his jovial and caring personality, Edwin made friends easily, many of his friendships lasting a lifetime. Being an industrious man, Edwin farmed, was a skilled carpenter, and tinkered with old cars. He still found time to play golf and keep an immaculate yard, but most of all he was a devoted husband, loving daddy, granddaddy, brother and friend. His presence on this earth and in his family circle will be greatly missed.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.
Graveside funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church Cemetery, 4849 Castle Hayne Rd., Castle Hayne, NC 28429. Father Roger Malonda will conduct the service.
It would be a wonderful tribute to Edwin if you would consider in lieu of flowers a memorial gift to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Judes Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.
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