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“Aunt Elle, Sandy, Jeff, Ali, Andrew and everyone, I was so sad to hear about Poppa Eddie's passing. He was a wonderful man with so much wisdom to...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Alicia Massi - London

“Aunt Elle, Sandy and Jeff. I was very saddened to hear the news about your father. He will be missed greatly. I will miss all our debates on my...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Michael Segal - New Baltimore, MI

“To Sandy, Ali, Andrew, Jeff, and the entire family, I'm sorry to hear about Pop. I will truly miss his stories and feel lucky to have known him. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Abraham Nseir - LOS ANGELES, CA

“I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I remember him well, seeing him in the neighborhood, especially right before you moved to PA. Your dad...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Amy Zastawny-Vrabel - Scottsdale, AZ

“Sandy, Jeff and the entire Dembowski family: We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. May you hold onto the many wonderful memories that you've...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: mark Leogrande - new hartford, NY

“To: Jeff and Family, Both of us want to express our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Dad. As a Electrical Design Engineer , I (Bob) knew your...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: robert zastawny - gilbert, AZ

“Thinking of you and holding your family in the light. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Walker - NC

“Ed and I enjoyed "Playing" with our Alfa's in the 70's including Jeffrey's "Alfa Bicycle" Good Man - Joy to be with. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Ted & Gladys Swanson - Key Largo, FL

“We always enjoyed talking with Ed. A beautiful person. We will miss you, Ed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Dick & Sudjai Bentley - NY


Edmund A. Dembowski, 81, of New Hartford passed away unexpectedly at home Wednesday morning January 23, 2013. Eddie was born September 22, 1931 in Utica, son of the late Andrew and Gladys (Borkowski) Dembowski. A decorated veteran of the US Army Infantry 24th and 7th Divisions, Eddie served and was wounded in the Korean Conflict receiving a Purple Heart. Following his discharge from the Army, he completed his high school education in Whitesboro Central Schools. Eddie also studied Physics at Utica College of Syracuse University. Edmund was a retired Design Engineer from General Electric's Aerospace Division (Oklahoma, New York and Pennsylvania). A modern renaissance man, Eddie had an unquenchable desire for intellectual and creative pursuits. He was often heard saying "knowledge is power". His curiosity led him to participate in a broad range of activities: hunting, fishing, walking, cross-country skiing, golfing, cooking (especially apples pies and quiches), car racing, boating, classical music, photography, sculpting, pottery, volunteering, astronomy, computers, foreign languages, travel – to name a few. As recently as a few days ago he said: "there's still a lot I want to do". Poppa Eddie leaves behind a close and loving family which includes his wife of 59 years Eleanor (Cecilia), his daughter and son-in-law, Sandy Lynn and Jeffrey T. Jones of Frankfort, his son and daughter-in-law Jeffrey C. Dembowski and Aracelis Ortiz, of Albany, NY; his grandchildren Alexandra Farrell and her husband Michael of Chalfont, PA and Andrew Reina of Charleston, SC; one great-grandson Kellan Farrell. He is also survived by several brothers- and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son David Dembowski, a brother Chester Dembowski and a sister Ana Dembowski. Calling hours are on Sunday, January 27th from 2-5 PM at the Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford. The funeral will be Monday, January 28th at 9 AM from the funeral home. A funeral mass with military honors will be celebrated at 10:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Church, 66 Oxford Road, New Hartford. Though flowers are welcome, donations to the following organizations may be considered: Doctors without Borders, New Hartford Public Library, CNY Veteran's Outreach Center-Utica, and the New Hartford Fire Department's EMS. Eddie never met a person he couldn't talk to…

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