Edward Gurda of Middletown, NY, passed away on Sunday, June 19, at age 83.
A lifelong produce farmer, Edward was born to George and Helen Kozireski Gurda in Warwick, NY. Over the course of his very active life, Edward served as a dispatcher from LP Transportation in Chester, NY, and was a member of the Pulaski
Fire Company Pine Island, NY, for more than 50 years. He was a past president of the Pine Island Chamber of Commerce, Whip-poor-will Hunting Club, Agricultural Stabilization Committee and OC Vegetable Growers Association.
Surviving are his wife Ann Gurda at home, and children: daughter Kathleen Smith and husband Stan; son Gerard Gurda and wife Nellie; son David Gurda; daughter Carol Smith and husband Scott; daughter Annette Saverino and husband Anthony; and son Andrew Gurda.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Michelle Gurda, Sarah Smith, Taylor Gurda, Anthony Saverino, Edward Saverino, Arianna Saverino, and Lisandra Gurda.
In addition, he leaves behind brothers Ralph Gurda of Goshen, George Gurda of Pine Island and Kenneth Gurda of Pine Island, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Edward in death were his parents and his brother, Floyd Gurda.
Funeral mass was held June 24 at St. Stanislaus Church in Pine Island. Memorial contributions in Edward Gurda’s name may be made to St. Stanislaus Church 14 Glenmere, Florida, NY, or Montgomery Nursing Home 2817 Albany Post Rd., Montgomery, NY 12549, or Alzheimer’s Association 453 Rt. 211 Middletown, NY 10940.