Edwin Casimir HuminskiFebruary 20, 1924 ~ November 7, 2017 (age 93)
Edwin Casimir Huminski, 93, passed away after a short illness, on November 7, 2017 at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls Senior Living Community.
He was born to Casimir and Martha (Kraus) Huminiski in Pittsburgh, PA., on February 20, 1924. Edwin was a resident of Pittsburgh, PA. and in his retirement years, of Rockwood (Somerset) PA.
Mr. Huminski was a WWII Combat Infantryman in the Normandy Invasion. He was a true American patriot, one who answered his nation’s call for help when it was needed and he proudly flew the American flag over his home. He received the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Purple Heart, Silver Star and the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster. In 1994, Edwin received the French Medal of Liberation in Normandy, France.
He was also a veteran of the US Merchant Marine, and a member of the Mon-Valley Chapter of the Merchant Marines. Edwin was secretary for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, and a board member of the (Golden Lions) 106 Division Association, a past Commander of Post 725 American Legion, a life member of the D.A.V., a member of the VFW, and also a 50-plus year 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, having served as a past District Deputy and Grand Knight. In the early 1970’s he was Commander of the Civil Air Patrol squadron 603 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Edwin had a passion for helping and serving others and was a very giving man. He was a member of St. Basil’s parish (Pittsburgh), St. Peters Catholic Church (Somerset, PA.), was active with Prison Ministry (Saint Peter in Chains) and with the Somerset County Food Bank.
Edwin loved life dearly and had many interests; there were always a few projects he was working on. He enjoyed history, gardening, reading, the warm company of family, his many friends, and of course…Taking naps. Edwin never met a stranger and added wit and humor to any conversation. His warmth and good humor will be sorely missed by all.
His interests and talents varied, he worked as a waiter at some of the finest restaurants in Pittsburgh. He was a Crane operator at Mesta Machine Co., and Edwin often had a “moonlighting” job, an Armored Truck Driver, an Eastern Airline Clerk, or bar tender. In the 1950’s, he and his wife owned a small restaurant business in Corpus Christi, Texas. Edwin ultimately retired from the U.S. Postal Service, after 20 years as a mail carrier.
During his retirement years, he enjoyed traveling with the love of his life, Betty. Their travels included Mexico, Canada, Rome, Jerusalem, England, France, Germany, Poland and many of the 50 states as well. One of his on-going projects upon retiring was the remodel of their 200-year old farm house that they enjoyed in the country. Here, he entertained many with picnics, reunions or just over-night stays.
Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elizabeth C. (Dombrowski); his sisters, Helen, Cecilia, Clara, Bernice, Rose; brothers, Henry, Theodore, Larry; grandsons, Henry and Dean.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his children, Edwin C. Hutton of Twinsburg, OH., Cynthia M. Johnson (Allen) of Tallmadge, OH., David J. Huminski of Akron, OH.; three grandchildren, Amanda (Alyssa) Huminski, Nicholas, Andrea; great grandson, Judah; sister, Theresa (Ralph) Roos; brother, Jack (Nancy) Huminski; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle).
Visitation in Pennsylvania, will be 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Readshaw Funeral Home, Inc 1503 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA.
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 13, 2017 at St. Basil Church 1735 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh, PA.
Interment will be at St. Anne Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA.