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Edmund J. "Spike" Liwoch

Obituary for Edmund J. "Spike" Liwoch

July 11, 2019


Edmund J. "Spike" Liwoch, 93, of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, passed away on July
11, 2019, surrounded by his family after a battle with cancer.
He was born to Felix and Berniece Liwoch September, 1925 in Camden, NJ. He enlisted in the
Navy during WWII and served as an aviation ordnanceman and was a turret gunner in a
torpedo bomber. Finishing high school upon his return from the Navy, Edmund went to college
on the GI Bill and graduated from St. Louis University with a degree in engineering. Edmund
served again during the Korean War in the US Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of 2nd
Lieutenant. He went on to work for the US Navy as an aerospace engineer, retiring after 30
He married Jane, the love of his life, in 1959 and she survives him. They met in the church choir
and church service was an important part of their life together. He sang in the choir, provided
Sunday school AV services, and served as a Eucharistic Minister in church and to shut ins. He
is also survived by daughter MaryAnne Teal and husband Gilbert, and son Mark and his wife
Kristina and their children Joshua Liwoch, Becky Brecht (husband Greg), Katie Schumann, and
Mark Puterbaugh.
Ed enjoyed fishing and was an avid tennis player well into his 80's. He will be remembered for
his strong faith, his devotion to family, and his quick sense of humor. He was recognized for his
smiling face and easygoing nature right to the end.
A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, July 18 at 12:30 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 1Riverstone Circle,
New Hope, PA, followed by interment in the Washington Crossing National Veteran's
Cemetery at 2:30. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, people make donations in support of
Aid For Friends 12271 Townsend Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154-1288. (

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