Born: July 13, 1923
Died: May 24, 2013
Age 90, of Lawrenceville, on Friday, May 24, 2013. Beloved husband of 65 years to Helen (Szymanski) Blakeley; father of Elaine (Jerry) Auen, Edward (Ann) Blakeley and Karen (Don) Piasecki; grandfather of Amy (J.C.) Miller, Scott Auen, Brandi Rukovena, Todd (Katie) Sholos, Kara Blakeley and Shawn Blakeley; great-grandfather of Alex, Grant, Nathan, Jacob, Alaina, Hayley and Erin. Friends received at the WALTER J. ZALEWSKI FUNERAL HOME, 216 44th Street, Lawrenceville, Monday 2-8 p.m. Funeral service on Tuesday at 12 Noon. Ed graduated from Schenley High School in 1941, immediately joined the Marines, served in Japan and received a Purple Heart. Ed is a retired city police officer after serving over 30 years, a member of FOP #1, VFW and American Legion Post #710. Ed loved his family and Marine Corps dearly. His motto, "Once a Marine, always a Marine." Family requests memorial donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, 301 Grant Street, Suite 900, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.