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Obituary for CPO Edwin William Marciniak Sr.

CPO Edwin William Marciniak Sr.
May 18th, 1939 - September 25th, 2019

“For Winds and Following Seas.”
Godspeed, Dad!

CPO Edwin William Marciniak Sr., USN, Retired, a Vietnam War Veteran passed away peacefully in Covenant Hospice care on September 25th, 2019 in Escambia County, Pensacola, Florida at the age of 80.

Edwin William Marciniak Sr, is survived by his beloved wife Helene Wagman Marciniak, children, Edwin William Marciniak Jr., Mobile, AL, Michael Edwin Marciniak, Pensacola, FL stepsons, Timothy Epling, Albuquerque, NM, Robert Epling, Pensacola, Florida, brother, Robert Jay Marciniak, Cherry Hill, NJ, sister Margaret Jeanne Bick (Marciniak), Pittsburg, PA; and nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren, and friends. He is preceded in death by father, Edwin Vitold Marciniak, Pittsburgh, PA, mother, Margaret Jeanne Marciniak (Wagner), Pittsburgh, PA, sister, Judith Arlene Cunningham (Marciniak), West View, Pittsburgh, PA, son, CPL James Edwin Marciniak, USMC (9/24/1970 – 2/16/2017), Pensacola, FL, and his stepdaughter Deborah Epling, Brookhaven, MS.

Edwin William Marciniak Sr. was born on May 18th, 1939 in Pittsburgh, PA to Edwin and Margaret. He graduated from West View High School in 1957 and Pensacola State College with an Associate of Arts degree on April 30th, 1977 with Honours. Upon arriving in Pensacola, he married Helene in 1968 and began working for United States Navy as a Chief at Pensacola Naval Air Station where he retired in 1978. Over 51 years, the couple welcomed two new children into their home with their four previous children. His children remember him as a kind father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.

CPO Edwin William Marciniak Sr, USN was accomplished at Naval Cryptology. He was a generous individual who loved his wife, family, friends, sports, fishing, politics, Crescent Lake and who was passionate about the environment and charities. He was an active and dedicated lifelong member of Naval Cryptologic Veteran Association and the Crescent Lake Preservation Association where volunteered his service for thirty-two years.

A private service is scheduled for 18 October 2019, 10:30 a.m. at Trahan funeral home where his remains will be escorted to Pensacola NAS Barrancas National Cemetery by Patriot Guard Riders (PGR). The Navy Ceremonial Guard will officiate the ceremony with honors for his service at 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend the escort and celebrate Edwin’s life.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crescent Lake Preservation Association at 5924 West shore Drive, Pensacola, FL 32526. Condolences can be sent to The family would like to thank Baptist Health and Covenant Hospice staff his care.