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In Memory of

Edwin Henry Mitrowski

September 12, 1926 - September 14, 2017

Obituary


Edwin H. Mitrowski, 91, of Dennis, Massachusetts died on September 13 with his loving wife Joan by his side. He is survived by his daughter Linda and son Michael, both of Boston, Massachusetts. He is also survived by grandsons Michael and Daniel both of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ed was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 12,1926. He was a WW2 veteran in the US Army, where he served his country in the Pacific Theatre and achieved several promotions. He continued his commitment to the US military working at the Springfield Armory and at Picatinny...

Edwin H. Mitrowski, 91, of Dennis, Massachusetts died on September 13 with his loving wife Joan by his side. He is survived by his daughter Linda and son Michael, both of Boston, Massachusetts. He is also survived by grandsons Michael and Daniel both of Worcester, Massachusetts.

Ed was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 12,1926. He was a WW2 veteran in the US Army, where he served his country in the Pacific Theatre and achieved several promotions. He continued his commitment to the US military working at the Springfield Armory and at Picatinny Arsenal in New Jersey by designing small and large caliber weapons systems, many of which are still in use by our military today. Ed was the lead engineer on the M-231 port firing weapon. He received numerous awards for engineering excellence. He retired at age 55 and began a consulting career as a marketing executive with Ford Aerospace, working on government contracts. He was instrumental with the rollout of the Bradley fighting vehicle. His wife Joan was a writer in the Public Affairs office at Picatinny Arsenal also so they enjoyed the Officer's Club with colleagues.

Ed and Joan and family moved to Lake Mohawk, Sparta, New Jersey for Ed's transfer to Picatinny Arsenal when the Springfield Armory closed in 1966. Ed and Joan loved living at the lake, enjoying boating, waterskiing and dances at the Lake Mohawk Club with many friends.

Ed's greatest gift was his love of family. He enjoyed several sports including tennis, snow skiing, attending West Point football games and cooking. He was the main cook for his wife for 65 years. Ed and Joan also enjoyed traveling and took trips to Europe to visit Poland, Ireland, Spain and Austria.

Ed and Joan also shared a strong love of Hawaii and were fortunate to spend over 28 winters on Oahu playing tennis and enjoying aloha with friends. He was a member of the Polish Society of Cape Cod and the Cape Cod Rod & Gun Club.

A memorial service will be held at the Massachusetts National Cemetery in Bourne on Wednesday, September 20, at 1 PM. Guests are asked to arrive by 12:45.

Arrangements under the direction of Doane Beal & Ames, South Dennis, MA.