Edward Stephen Wiszbicki, ”Eddie” 92, of St. Leonard, Maryland passed away on April 16, 2015 at the Burnett-Calvert Hospice House in Prince Frederick, Maryland. He was born on November 8, 1922 in South Huntington, Long Island, New York to the late Margaret Fish and Thomas Smith. On November 22, 1943 he married his wife of 66 years, Augusta “Gussie” Wiszbicki in Northport, Long, Island, NY. Gussie passed away on December 10, 2008. Eddie is also predeceased by his siblings, Helen Henneborn, Anna Gross, and John Smith.
Eddie received an Honorable Discharge, Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal from the Coast Guard where he served from April 7, 1942 to March 26, 1946.He was a 62 year member of the Masons. He retired in 1984 from his job as a tractor trailer driver. His passion “for the road” also was part of his and Gussie’s life in that they both enjoyed traveling in their RV visiting 49 states, Canada and Mexico. He moved to Calvert County in 2005 and enjoyed playing cards with his senior citizen friends, watching the Washington Nationals baseball, playing the accordion and spending time with his family and friends.
Eddie is survived by his daughter, Wanda Stehle and her husband Frederick, granddaughter Lisa Kelley and her husband Mike, and great grandfather of, Nicholas, Erin, and Sara Kelley. He is also survived by his beloved friend Peggy Tate Williams, sister in law Martha Henneborn and several nieces and nephews.
The family received friends on Tuesday April 21, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Rausch Funeral Home, 4405 Broomes Island Road, Port Republic, Maryland. Funeral services will be held on Thursday April 30, 2015, 11:30 AM at the Rausch Funeral Home, Port Republic, MD. Interment will follow in Maryland Veterans Cemetery; Cheltenham, MD at 1:45 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Burnett-Calvert Hospice House.