Edward S. Miezianka of Speonk, Long Island, N.Y., a veteran of the United States Navy, passed away Dec. 18, 2018, at the age of 87.Edward was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Riverhead, Long Island, N.Y., and was one of the original members of the “Polish Town Terrors” and was nicknamed “Whitey.”
While serving our country from 1955 to 1957, Ed was stationed in the Mediterranean aboard the USS Muliphen AKA-61 (LST). After returning from overseas, Ed followed his passion for trucking and went back to work at John Miezianka Trucking of Riverhead. In 1960, Ed was hired by Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., as a laborer. During his tenure, he participated in advanced training in Texas, which enabled him to become a rigging supervisor. Ed retired from Brookhaven National Laboratory in 1993.
He is survived by his wife, Joan; daughters, Cheryl Ann (John) Kuhn and Brenda Lee (Scott) Sinclair; grandsons, Michael Edward Miezianka and William Edward (Averie) Sinclair; great-grandchildren, Ela and Liam Sinclair; sister, Estelle Wilczewski; as well as several generations of nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Dec. 20 at Rothwell-Werner Funeral Home in Westhampton Beach. Ed was buried with military honors at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Center Moriches, N.Y. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association National Engagement Center, 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231-5129.
This is a paid notice.