Edward E. Debalski, 90, of Sandyville, WV, died on February 7, 2021, following a brief illness. He was born on May 28, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan, son of Walter Debalski and Anna Koloskie Debalski.
Ed retired from Ravenswood Aluminum on June 30, 1992, with 27 years of service. Upon retirement, Ed and his wife Winnie traveled extensively for nine years, traveling to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Figi Islands, Alaska, Hawaii, several cruises and many trips inside the USA, Canada and Mexico.
Ed was a decorated Marine Corps veteran of the First Marine Division, 5th Regiment Fox Company in the Korean War. Among his decorations are two Purple Hearts, six Battle Stars, and two Presidential Unit Citations.
Ed was a longtime member of the Green Hills Country Club in Ravenswood, WV, where he was an avid golfer.
His first wife, Patsy Lee Ford, died in 1968. His second wife Winnie, died on December 15, 2020. Also deceased are two brothers, Robert of Painesville, OH, and Walter, Jr. of Monongah, WV.
He is survived by one brother, Raymond of Monongah, WV; his four children, daughter, Lou Ann Rothwell of Lancaster, CA; sons, Thomas Debalski of Cathedral City, CA, Stephen Debalski of Bogart, GA, and Michael Debalski of Indianapolis, IN. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jessica Debalski, Austin Debalski, Dustin Rothwell, and Peirce Rothwell; and two great grandchildren, Noland Debalski and Alathea Debalski.
A private funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2021, at Roush Funeral Home in Ravenswood with Pastor Don Maxson officiating. Burial will follow in Ravenswood Cemetery with full graveside military rites provided by Cpl. Walter L. Mann Detachment 1065 Marine Corps League.
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Posted online on February 12, 2021