Edward J. Grabowski, 78 passed away peacefully on June 15, 2022 at Francis House after bravely battling a long illness.
He was born on June 16, 1943 in Syracuse, NY and was the son of the late Edward J. and Elizabeth (Klemm) Grabowski. He was predeceased by his two sisters Mary Carmichael and Patricia Smolen.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marie (Mazzei) Grabowski, and three daughters Kathleen (Norman) Forbush, Mary Pat (Thomas) St. Jean, and Christine (Michael) Weber; six grandchildren, Edward “Ned” Forbush, Katie, Meghan, Andrew and Molly St. Jean and Emily Weber, two nephews, as well as beloved niece Michelle Smolen Tarby (Michael), and great-nephew Matt Tarby.
Ed was a lifetime communicant of Assumption Church and was a proud graduate of Assumption Academy. He later attended Mohawk Community College and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Detroit. Ed used his engineering degree most notably for 22 years as the principal and owner of EJ Grabowski and Associates an HVAC firm, and for eleven years at the St Joseph’s Hospital as their resident engineer where he was significantly involved in many recent construction projects including the new patient tower, emergency room, helipad, and co-generation power plant.
An avid volunteer, Ed actively served supporting Assumption Church and Academy, the Catholic School Board for the Diocese of Syracuse and Syracuse Builder’s Exchange. Ed enjoyed woodworking, gardening, skiing, golf and wonderful times with family and his many friends.
During his illness, Ed was well cared for by a variety of physicians and staff, mostly notably Doctors Michael Rutkowski, Santo DiFino, Anthony Scalzo, and Gennady Bratslavsky as well as the dedicated caregivers at Francis House during his final days.
Calling hours will be held on June 20, 2022 from 3:00-6:00 PM at Assumption Church, 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse NY 13208, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be held on June 21, 2022 at 10:00 AM also at Assumption Church.
The Rite of Burial and Committal will take place at Assumption Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Assumption Church 812 North Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13208 and Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave Syracuse, NY 13208.