Edward “Ed” P. Stoyek, 87, of Curwensville died at Clearfield Penn Highlands after a lengthy illness. Born May 19, 1927 in DuBois, he was the son of George and Veronica (Golla) Stoyek.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
In 1954, he started the Western Auto in Curwensville, which he owned and operated until it became True Value; he then owned and operated the store until 1980.
He was a member of the DuBois Pulaski Club, the Curwensville VFW Post No. 842, the Curwensville American Legion Post No. 505 and the Clearfield Knights of Columbus Council No. 409.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He also enjoyed being active in the Punxsutawney Polka Club with his wife, Rose.
He’s survived by two children, Deborah Stoyek and her partner, Beth Herr of Harrisburg and Gary Stoyek and his wife, Ellen of Curwensville; four grandchildren, Megan Hoover and her husband, Cory of Clearfield, Katie Stoyek of Bethesda, Md., and Dakota and Corey Herr, both of Harrisburg; and one great-grandson, Jackson Hoover of Clearfield.
He was the last member of his generation. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rose (Cekovsky) Stoyek; a sister, Frances Kovach; and two brothers, Joseph and Albert Stoyek.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be said at 10 a.m. Saturday at the St. Timothy’s Roman Catholic Church in Curwensville with the Rev. Father Mark J. Mastrian as celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. Michael’s Cemetery in DuBois.
Friends will be received from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville when the procession will depart for the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chidboyfuneralhome.com.
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.