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Edward A. Konopka Jr.

September 9, 1959 - February 7, 2022
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Hillsborough NJ Ed Konopka, died on Monday February 7, 2022 at his home in Hillsborough, NJ. He was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 9, 1959 to his loving parents Anna (Conk) and Edward Konopka Sr. Ed was raised and spent most of his life in Newark, NJ before moving to Hillsborough Twsp, NJ…

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Louise Castronova left a message on April 13, 2022:
Dr. Fred T and I will not soon forget the wonderful song and guitar sessions that we shared with Ed. He was truly talented. We still can't get over the many impressions he would do when we weren't singing and playing. He did Marlon Brando as The Godfather even better than Marlon Brando if you get my drift. Ed could suddenly morph into a famous person and would hold us spellbound with his impersonations. As a musician, self taught on the guitar, he was wonderful. He took song words and turned them into sheet music and played the songs on his tech. devices. He was a writer, a singer and an arranger as well. We are brokenhearted about Ed's untimely passing. It's as if there was a room with a bright light, and now that room is plunged into darkness. Ed won't be walking into Dr. Fred's office any longer. No matter how many times we go over and over this, we still anticipate his entry and his enthusiasm for music. We will never forget him! To his family, I send my deepest condolences. Peace and Love to all.
Fred Trovato left a message on March 2, 2022:
He was an artist, a musician, a scholar, a man of devotion and a teacher. Most of all, however, he was a true and devoted friend wrapped in a sweet and kind nature. He offered a helping hand in times of need, a guiding light in times of darkness, a consoling voice in times af trouble. Together, we once wrote a song, “Miss You by Amy Friend. Today, those words and melody ring so true for me. I truly miss my dear friend.
Alice Carrera Foy left a message on February 18, 2022:
Bubby, Ed, will always be in my heart…he was my daughter Melanie’s Godfather and I remember all the good times and bad times we had…he sat with me many times while I cried over how my family treated me…He was my at the Courthouse when Eddie and I got married, he was there for me when I got Divorced…I am sorry I couldn’t come to your passing, Buffalo is kind of far, the weather is terrible and I’m sure you’ll visit me in my dreams…RIP…go paint some rainbows…❤️
Ultra Electronics Herley (CTI) left a message on February 17, 2022:
We at Ultra Electronics Herley (CTI) give our condolences to Ed's family. Ed was both a colleague and friend. He was a a talented assembler and technician who brightened the workplace with his presence. The work that he performed will continue to be appreciated by all of the users of the state of the art products he helped design, and manufacture. Whether its placing a cell phone call, streaming some video, or helping to identify an enemies electronic threat and deferring it from causing further harm, there is a good chance that these signal are being transmitted or received all over this world thanks to the efforts of Ed.
Tom Guenther left a message on February 17, 2022:
My condolences to the Konopka Family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
David & Leah Marusiak left a message on February 17, 2022:
We love and miss you so much, Uncle Ed.
Kathy & Scott Greenwald left a message on February 17, 2022:
Our sincerest condolences to the entire Konopka family. May you find comfort in the memories you have of Eddie. I remember the fun times we had in our younger days and Eddie was certainly part of them. Peace and prayers. Ed, keep on truckin'
Mary Ann Valente left a message on February 16, 2022:
So very sad to hear! Our prayers are with you and for Edward.
Barbara Zhizhingo left a message on February 16, 2022:
My condolences to his family and friends. Ed was a sweet and an unforgettable person. I will truly miss him
emma wallace left a message on February 16, 2022:
In memory of Edward A. Konopka Jr., emma wallace lit a candle
JoAnna Henderson left a message on February 16, 2022:
Uncle Ed.. I remember the first time we met at Karen’s house. We hit it off immediately. You loved my daughter and her art skills, gave her a reason to continue drawing, and made me understand the finer side of art. I will miss your presence. My children and I send our most sincere condolences 💐 to the family and friends of such a great man. We will miss you. Joanna .. Aaliyah and Jordan
Zbigniew Goworek left a message on February 16, 2022:
My deepest condolences to Ed's sisters, bother, nieces, and nephews. I worked with Ed for many years and was lucky enough to see many of his artistic creations, cards, caricatures, photos, autographs, musical endeavors...He certainly had many interests. We will all miss his creative talent and generosity that touched so many of us over the years. i can't believe you left us already, old friend, God be with you.
Maria Valente left a message on February 15, 2022:
RIP Ed 🙏 Remembering all of the good times on Cortland St.. Ed will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. I, also, received his hand painted cards. Awesome keepsakes. Condolences to the Entire Konopka Family with my sincerest sympathy, Maria Valente
Maria Valente left a message on February 15, 2022:
RIP Ed 🙏 Remembering all of the good times on Cortland St.. Ed will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. I, also, received his hand painted cards. Awesome keepsakes. Condolences to the Entire Konopka Family with my sincerest sympathy, Maria Valente
Maria Valente left a message on February 15, 2022:
RIP Ed 🙏 Remembering all of the good times on Cortland St.. Ed will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. I, also, received his hand painted cards. Awesome keepsakes. Condolences to the Entire Konopka Family with my sincerest sympathy, Maria Valente
Maria Valente left a message on February 15, 2022:
Wishing the entire Konopka family my sincere condolences at this very difficult time. Ed will always hold a special place in my heart. May he RIP With sincere heartfelt sympathy, Maria Valente
Colleen and Bill Conk left a message on February 15, 2022:
Pat, Linda, Annie, Helen, and Rich, Bill and I are shocked and heartbroken to hear Ed has left us so soon and suddenly. We can’t express enough how saddened we are. He leaves a big hole in so many hearts. Ed was such a kind, loving, caring person. I so admired how he looked after all his siblings and adored all his nephews and nieces. He had so many talents. We always looked forward to receiving his Christmas card that he created, always waiting to see how he could possibly surpass the previous year, which he always managed. One year I was pleasantly surprised to receive a mug with many of his drawings printed on it that I will cherish as well. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy and we hope the many fond memories I know you all have of him will help you all through this most difficult time. Hugs and Love to you all. Bill & Colleen
Lloyd Kuhnle left a message on February 15, 2022:
Both myself and my wife had worked with Ed for years. He was not only a real nice guy, but also an artist, and a talent on the guitar. I remember so many times he would come into my office, to play a few tunes on the guitar, or to show me a new one that he had picked up. I remember how he was such a big fan of The Grateful Dead. He was a music lover.We hope he has found his peace. Lloyd & Mai
Alex Zakhalyavko left a message on February 14, 2022:
In memory of Edward A. Konopka Jr., Alex Zakhalyavko lit a candle
Tracy Linhares left a message on February 12, 2022:
To Ed's family. I worked with Eddie for 26 years at CTI with so many wonderful memories of our friendship. He would serenade me with his guitar at lunch time if he had a new song to share, or he would show me his artistic creations and his cards. I have my own collection of "Ed" art. What a great loss of a talented man at such a very young age. To his sisters and their families, I have met some of you at your Mother's service when she passed. I remember you all in my heart and am truly saddened by his death. My prayers go to you all. Tracy Linhares
Cuoco Funeral & Cremation Services left a message:
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