Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
GOCEK, Edward J.

GOCEK, Edward J.

GOCEK, Edward J. Age 92. Beloved husband of Olga (nee Kopystynsky) for 68 years. Dearest father of James (Connie), Diana Lawson (John), Janis Gocek, Denise Ulloa, Laura Royer (Patrick) and Renee Rodriguez (Martin).  Loving grandfather of David, Elizabeth, Mike, Shawn, Brian, Christine, Christopher, Alyssa, Eric, Julianne, Melanie and the late Mary and Julie; great-grandfather of seven.  Dear brother of Margaret Juba (Michael, deceased) and the late Florence Stefanski (Walter) and Helen Buckholtz (Bernard); uncle of many.  Ed was a past president of the Holy Name Society and recipient of the “Circle Medallion” and “Man of the Year” awards.  He chaired many committees, and served as church choir member, community volunteer and air raid warden during World War II.  He retired from Leece-Neville after 40 years.  Ed was devoted to his family and will be deeply missed by all. 

Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, January 31, 11:30 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4170 North Amber Drive, Brooklyn, OH.  Interment: Sunset Memorial Park.

Visitation: Friday, 2–8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Road, Parma (betw. Snow and Ridge). To offer condolences and sign guestbook visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. Aunt Olge and family, From cousin Bob & Marty ,our deepest sympathy goes out to each and every one of you. I felt the hurt when we lost uncle Walter, but Uncle Eddie is in very good hands with the lord now and looking down to the family and the church and planning the next bizzar,that he love to organize and work. I love you all and I wish we were there all there with you and the family.I hope in the future we can all have one big family reunion.Our prays go out to you and the family. God bless
    Bob & Marty

  2. Jim and Connie and family, accept our thoughts and condolences during this time. Know that you are in our prayers.
    Carol, Ann, Stephen

  3. Jim and Connie……..our deepest, heart felt sympathy in your time of sorrow and loss…….If there is anything you need, just call. Ron and Diane Eischer

  4. On behalf of the entire Bill Kopy family, we which to offer support and deep condolences to Aunt Olga, Cousins Jim, Diane, Janis, Denise, Laura and Rene — and their entired and blessed families.

    Our memories are strong and fond of Ed…..we know he’s with God now — and God is leading the way! (he knows Ed has trouble seeing….)…….

    Remember, our hearts are with you — stay strong, and continue to be the loving example of a family that you are.’
    Love, Karen, Kim, Gary, and June – plus are many family members!

  5. Dear Jim and Connie: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bob and Anne

  6. Please accept our deepest sympathy with sudden loss of your father.

    I hope that you can find some comfort in the many special memories and in the thought of all the happy years that you have shared with your family.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family at this most difficult time.

    The Barnards

    Dave, Micki
    Aaron, Sean, Emily

  7. Dear Family,

    It is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. Let memories warm your heart every time you are feeling a loss; and may the thought of knowing that friends share in your sadness be of comfort to you.

    With Deepest Sympathy,

    Sarah King

  8. It is so hard to let someone go who means so much to so many people. Let memories warm your heart every time you are feeling a loss; and may the thought of knowing that friends share in your sadness be of comfort to you.

    With Deepest Sympathy & God’s Blessings.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you always remember Ed’s love and humor and his spirit will continue to surround you and remain in your hearts and minds forever. Ed has a beautiful family surrounding him and all of us were blessed to have known him. With Love, Kathleen and Michael

  10. On behalf of Senior Citizen Resources we send our deepest sympathy to Ed’s family. He will be missed by the lunch group at Estabrook. I hope that God has his pheasant dinner ready for him, he deserves it. We will think of him often, Rosemary

  11. How fortunate we where to have met Ed at the Morningside Lucky 7’s party. We have fond memories or talking with Ed and Olga and how much fun it was to see them winning all the prizes.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.

    Buzz & LuAnn

  12. Renee & Gocek Family:

    I was sorry to read about your loss, in The Plain Dealer. Your father/husband was a generous, kind and gentle person. He always had a friendly smile and available handshake ready. He definitely was an angel on earth, doing good works for our Lord, Jesus Christ. I really appreciated all of his good works, while he attended Blessed Sacrament Church. Please accept my deepest sympathies. I will keep you in my prayers.
    Kindest regards ~

    Renee Rollin Crynick

  13. To the Goceks
    What a wonderful man Uncle Eddie was. I will aways remember his great smile and big hugs. We will keep you in our prayers.
    Nick and Sally

  14. To the Goceks
    Uncle Eddie was a wonderful man. I will always remember his great smile and big hugs. We will keep all of you in our prayers.
    God is with you
    From ,
    Nick and Sally44044

  15. Mrs. Gocek & family,
    I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Ed. I missed him immediately when I brought you the Eucharist this past Tuesday at Huntington Woods. I always looked forward to spending a few minutes with both of you each Tuesday. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Karen–Eucharistic Minister from St. Raphael’s

  16. Our deepest sympathy to you Laura, Patrick, Christopher, Allysa, and your extended family. Nick and Jennifer H.

  17. Dear Olga and Family,

    A short note to let you know that your thoughts, prayers, and love are with you all as you gather to celebrate Uncle Eddie’s passing.

    We will be with you all in family spirit……and what a wonderful wonderful family it has been. Thank you and Eddie for being such a wonderful part of our lives, Didn’t we have great family gatherings? And I believe a family very dear to God’s heart.

    All our love always from Florida

    Carol and Jim Watson
    (Helen and Clarence’s daughter)

  18. Denise, Christine & Alex

    I pray that you cherish the memories of your Father , Grandfather and Great Grandfather and may they last you a lifetime.

    Know that words can’t heal the pain that you feel but seek comfort in your family and friends as they support you during this time of bereavement.

    God Bless
    Lisa McDade & Family

  19. Our Heartfelt Prayers & Deep Condolences, Go Out To Olga & The Entire Gocek Family.

    God Bless You All.

    Dorothy & Threasa Schultz

  20. Dear Jim and Connie,

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

    Ellen Kramer

  21. With deepest sympathy for your family’s loss. We will be attending your farther’s furneral Mass.

  22. To The Gocek Family.
    You have my sympathy. Ed will greatly missed but he is in Gods hand and in the peace land. Olga you take care of your self you have a great family to get though this . Just remem ber all the good times we had.Diane Jim janice ;aura danice and Rayne You are all in my prayers. and my dear sister in law Olga. Just remember all the good times we had with ED.
    Love Irene

  23. Dear Jim and Connie,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss.
    If there is anything we can do for you, now or in the coming months, please let us know. Our understanding is that your dad had been doing well for someone his age, until the last little while – a blessing given his advanced years.
    You are in our prayers

    Michael and Kathy

  24. Pat & Laura,

    I am so sorry to hear of Laura’s father. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We were out of town until 2/1/09 but would love to see you guys someday.

  25. Dear Jim and Connie, please know that my prayers are with you and your family at this time of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Becky Demko

  26. Dear Jim and Connie,

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences .

    You are always welcome to visit me if you’re in Wisconsin.


    John Varley

  27. Renee and Laura,
    Hello a blast from the past, just found out about your father
    I’m very sorry for your loss. Sincerely BOB
    PH. 440 897-9515

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