Edward Czerwinski, age 85, of Round Lake Park, died peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013.
He was born September 29, 1927 in Tomaszow Maz. Poland to Stefan and Wladyslawa (Janikowska) Czerwinski.
During World War II, he was an operative of the Polish Resistance, code name Cobra, through 1944. He fled Poland, due to advancing Russian forces, and traveled through Czechoslovakia, Germany, and France to Italy, where he enlisted in the Polish 2nd Corps under British commander General Montgomery. After the war, he lived in Manchester, England. Then in 1952, he emigrated to Chicago, where he met and then married Anna D. Rosiak on June 11, 1955.
Formerly of Chicago, Edward was a resident of Round Lake Park since 1961. He was employed as a supervisor at Streeter–Amet in Grayslake, working there from 1962 to 1988. He retired in 1990.
Ed was a member of St. Joseph Church in Round Lake. He enjoyed treasure hunting, had an eye for antiquities, enjoyed gardening, loved nature and tinkering in his garage.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Anna; three children, Thomas (Maureen) Czerwinski of Libertyville, Peter (Cindy) Czerwinski of Lake Villa, and John (Jeanne) Czerwinski of Antioch; four grandchildren, Christine (Tim) Cooksy, Melissa Czerwinski, Alan Czerwinski, and Douglas Czerwinski.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stefan and Bogumil, and a sister, Mira.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073.
The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Church, 114 Lincoln Avenue, Round Lake, IL 60073.
Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.