Edward Lukjanowicz

Ed was born in Wildflecken, Germany in 1947 and moved to the United States at age 5. (He spoke no English on his first day of school, (St. Mary’s).  He attended O’Dea Catholic High School and then went on to Seattle University. Ed played soccer for Seattle U. from the year the team was founded and earned a letter. Ed Graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Ed Married Rita Falsetto on October 24, 1970 at St. Edwards Catholic Church in Seattle. Their first child (Michael) was born on July 26, 1972, (Ed’s sister Maria’s 15th birthday) and their second child (Anita) was born July 23, 1975. Ed loved Blues and early Rock n Roll music. Ed learned piano as a child and would express his love of music on the family piano at every holiday gathering. ED loved the “Seafair Weekend” here in Seattle and often spent many of them on the shores of Lake Washington watching the hydroplane races in person and enjoying the summer atmosphere at the lake. Ed was an extremely dedicated worker with a very strong work ethic, which he passed on to both of his children. He had an equally strong faith and always tried to live his life accordingly. The friends Ed made in school, stayed friends for his entire life. Later in life Ed really looked forward to the high school reunions and waited with anticipation for days prior to the event to see the old gang again. The local neighborhood reunions brought as much excitement to him as the class reunions. When his daughter Anita had her first child (Anthony), Ed became extremely excited to be a grandparent. Whether it was trying to teach Anthony how to play soccer or walking to the corner store to buy the Sunday paper he loved spending time with his grandson. A few years later Ed was blessed with yet another grandchild (Sydney) and once again was filled with the love and joy of being a grandparent. Later in his life Ed’s health turned poor and although he struggled with illness, it wasn’t until the very end that it was determined colon cancer had overtaken much of his internal organs. Even in times of great pain, Ed always tried to be strong and hide any signs of discomfort especially in the presence of the grandchildren. Those who knew Ed loved him for his genuine outgoing personality, dedication to family, work and overall happy nature.

Edward Lukjanowicz went softly to the Lord, on the morning of August 26, 2010, at the age of 62. Ed was a proud Alumni of Seattle University, where he played soccer on the University’s very first team and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering. Ed’s love of soccer followed him beyond school where he not only played on adult leagues, but also coached girls youth soccer to great success. Ed worked for the Navy as a Civil Engineer for over 30 years. Ed held a key role in the success of building the Everett WA Navy Homeport, a career highlight he was very proud to be a part of. Ed is survived by his two children, Michael (Teresa), Anita (Jay), grandson Anthony, granddaughter Sydney, his brother John (Francesca), niece Lauren, nephew Ryan, sister Maria (Michael). We will celebrate Ed’s life on August 31 2010, at St. Thomas More Church in Lynnwood at 1 pm.

You are invited to view more photos at Ed’s album on Picasa: Ed Lukjanowicz

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ed’s name to the Seattle University Men’s soccer team.

Via: Seattle University

Attn: Advancement Services

901 12th Ave

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, W.A. 98122-1090

Memo: Edward Lukjanowicz

5 Responses to “Edward Lukjanowicz”

  • Anita Condoll says:

    Love you dad.

  • Terry Weller says:

    Rest in peace, Ed.

  • Marshall Rafferty says:

    “Atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale”

    Vale, Ed…

    We never talked much when we were at O’Dea; I hope
    to be able to catch up with you some day.

    Class of ’65

  • Stephen Falsetto says:

    Ed, you were a beautiful man who loved your family and your church. Thank you for your love and all your contributions. I will miss you dearly. May you rest in peace and dwell in Gods kingdom.

  • John H Kennedy says:

    Anita, and Michael – Your dad was ill a long time. It is still sad that he is gone. At least his grandchildren got to know him. I ceased sending him my rambling Christmas letters and funny old photos of him, several years ago after he and then you no longer replied back, as he got sicker. Somewhere, he probably kept his xeroxed copies of my annual Navy office staff \yearbook.\ We knew Ed and you but a few years, late ’80s to ’92, when your family moved to San Francisco for the Navy WESTDIV job supervising in-water permits acquisition for me. Ed and I built a mutual respect, trust, loyalty, and friendship over those years, working so hard and so successfully to assure the Navy could dredge to get ships in and out of port safely. He told me he would never let me down, and he kept that promise. Ed is lucky to have had his children to care for him these past years. – John

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