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Edward Richard Ciszczon

May 25, 1935 — December 23, 2023

Phoenix

Edward Richard Ciszczon of Phoenix, Arizona, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away on December 23, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of hard work, love, and humor. Born on May 25, 1935, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Anna and Joseph Ciszczon, he was one of thirteen siblings and a twin to his sister Stella.  

His early life on the family farm instilled within him a legendary work ethic, which he carried through his service in the Army from 1958 to 1964, and a devotion to red Farmall tractors.

Ed's life was marked by a deep love for his Polish heritage, his faith, and most importantly, his family. He met his wife, Bonnie (Yvonne), in Phoenix, where their shared devotion for the Catholic faith blossomed into a lifelong partnership. December 27th would have marked their 52nd anniversary. 

Ed's profession as an aerospace master machinist also served as an important means of contributing to the community. He fabricated a new tabernacle for St. Theresa’s parish (where his children attended school), showcasing his precision and dedication. His Polish heritage was a vibrant part of his identity, manifesting in joyful polka dances with Bonnie and the art of making Polish sausage, a favorite at family gatherings and church events.

Ed's passion for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, and the Olympics, matched only by his love for Euchre, was contagious. His fondness for blowout victories, whether in sports or card games, brought a humorous and competitive flair to every game day and Euchre match.

His meticulous attention to engineering detail extended to his lawn and garden, where he waged war against gophers. An avid reader of this obituary column, Ed often joked about his longevity with a twinkle in his eye, quipping that he read it to make sure he "still hadn’t made the papers."

Ed is survived by his devoted wife Bonnie, his children Brian, Heather, and Anne, their significant others Kerry and John, and Anne's husband Lance. He was a beloved figure in the lives of his grandchildren Mary Jane, Laurel, and Claire, who will dearly miss his undying love and infectious laughter. Edward is also survived by his sister, Emily and two brothers, Joseph and Michael. He was preceded in death by three sisters, Joan, Stella, and Julia along with six brothers, Walter, Ted, Julius, Henry, Stan, and Steve. Ed's legacy of joy, love, and strength remains a guiding light for his family and all who knew him.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, from 4pm-5pm, with a rosary at 5pm at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at 11am on Saturday, January 13, 2024, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Phoenix.

Instead of flowers, the family invites you to make a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul or Ability360.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, January 12, 2024

4:00 - 5:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home

4800 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Rosary

Friday, January 12, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home

4800 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Mass

Saturday, January 13, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Saint Theresa Catholic Church

5045 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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