Edward P. Zupko, 76, of Tamaqua, PA died on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 in Bethlehem, PA. He was the husband of Patricia Ann (nee Curvey) Zupko to whom he was married 57 years in April of this year. Born in Pottsville, PA on February 16, 1942, Ed was a son of the late John and Madeline (nee Leskosky) Zupko. A 1959 graduate of Tamaqua High School, he worked for Air Products as a brazer. When Ed retired from Air Products in 2004, he continued in the workforce with employment as a security staff member at the Schuylkill County Courthouse. Ed was a member of the parish of St. John the XXIII. He also was a member of the Tamaqua Knights of Columbus and a social member of both the East End Fire Company, Tamaqua and the Tamaqua American Legion C.H. Berry Post #173. Ed loved to fish, including ice fishing, and to golf. A big Eagles fan, he was the #1 fan of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. No matter what was being served, Ed felt mealtime was never to be missed. He is survived by his wife, Pat; daughters, Debbie Smarr and her husband, Joe of Hometown, PA and Donna Suda and her husband, Ted of Leesburg, FL; grandchildren, Jade Buchanan, Zachary Kattner and his wife, Bethany, and Ashley Suda all of Florida, Derek Smarr and his wife, Laura of Bowmanstown, PA, and Dylan Smarr and Tyler Smarr of Hometown; great grandchildren, Rylee Buchanan, Ryan Buchanan, Sophie Higgs, Myron Kattner, and Maxwell Kattner all of FL; and several nieces. His brother Michael Zupko preceded him in death in 2015. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 PM on Friday, August 3 at the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home, 500 East Broad Street, Tamaqua. Call 6-7:30 PM on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials in Ed’s name may be made to St. Jerome Regional School, 50 Meadow Avenue, Tamaqua, PA 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizlemann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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