It is with great sadness the family of Edwin Joseph Golankiewicz announces his passing on February 28, 2020 at his home in Basking Ridge. He was 90 years of age. Edwin was born in 1929 to Roman and Sophie (Polewka) Golankiewicz in Irvington, NJ. He was a life long New Jersey resident and over the years he resided in Maplewood, Martinsville, Whitehouse Station and Basking Ridge.
After serving in the US Army in the Aleutian Islands during the Korean War, Edwin received his Bachelors Degree from Newark College of Engineering. He spent most of his career as a Manufacturing Engineer at Thomas & Betts in Bridgewater, NJ. In 1968 while at T&B, Edwin received a patent for an invention to improve electrical terminal connectors. After his retirement in 1995 from T&B Ed founded and led Reliable Associates in Bridgewater, NJ for several years.
He married the love of his life, Marilyn Hoffman in 1956, with whom he enjoyed 63 love-filled years of marriage.
His family remembers him lovingly as a kind and gentle person who loved & cared for his family. Edwin enjoyed the outdoors, gardening, traveling to Europe, the shores of New Jersey & Florida, playing golf & tennis and tinkering in his tool shop.
Edwin is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Wendy Miller ( husband, Jeff) and Lesley Hetherington ( husband Dallas), his brother Edward Golankiewicz (wife Barbara), and sister Janet Eberhardt (husband Edward decd.). Edwin will also be remembered by his six grandchildren, Jessica, Blake,Tyler, James, Amanda and Shelby and two great grandchildren Raymond and Christian, and many nieces & nephews.
The family will hold a private service. For further information or to leave an online condolence message visit www.baileyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Knights of Columbus www.kofc.org