Edward Paul Martuszewski, a retired machinist and former Curtis Bay resident, died Tuesday of cancer at his Chestertown home. He was 83.
Mr. Martuszewski, the son of a Davidson Chemical Co. worker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore, one of 15 children, and raised in Curtis Bay.
Mr. Martuszewski attended Baltimore public schools. He enlisted in the Army in 1947 and served in both Japan and Korea, where he was decorated with a Bronze Star.
After being discharged in 1952, Mr. Martuszewski returned to Curtis Bay and went to work as a machinist for Harbison Walker Refactories, a fire brick manufacturer.
He moved to Chestertown in 1985 and retired from Harbison Walker Refactories a year later.
Mr. Martuszewski was a handyman who was able to "make or remodel anything, from a full-size van, which he upgraded and traveled in extensively," said his daughter, Terrie McKenzie of Chestertown.
He was a communicant of St. Athanasius Roman Catholic Church in Curtis Bay.
Services were Friday.
Also surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Regina Elizabeth Bertrand; three sisters, Elizabeth Kluga of Dundalk, Toni Burkoski of Curtis Bay and Dorothy Quasney of Chestertown; and a granddaughter.