Major Edwin Morris Rischawy - age: 95
(October 19, 1923 to August 24, 2019
Old Orchard Beach, Maine
A Funeral service will be held Saturday September 14th, 2019 at 10:00 AM at The Salvation Corp. 2 Sixth St. Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Major Brian Smith will officiate. Following a reception at the Corps, Burial will be held at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Deering Park, Salvation Army Section.
For those wishing to make memorial contributions in his memory please consider a contribution to The Salvation Army 2 Sixth St. Old Orchard Beach, Me. 04064.
Dennett, Craig & Pate Funeral Home 365 Main St, Saco are entrusted with his services.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Ed graduated from Harran High School and went on to further his education at Brooklyn Poly-Tech and N.Y. University.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was commissioned a 2nd Lt. and sent to Imphal India. Ed was assigned to the Third Combat Cargo Squadron. As a 1st Lt. he piloted C-47s and totaled 450 hrs in the China Burma India theater. His military decorations include The Distinguished Flying Cross with three oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal with 1 silver and 4 oak leaf clusters, the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 3 battle stars, the Pacific Victory Medal. Ed is authorized to wear the wings of the Chinese National Air Force. He is an active member of Hump Pilots Association.
After the war he married Florence Ziegler of the Bronx, N.Y.. In 1950 they both entered The Salvation Army School for Officer Training and were commissioned as Lieutenants in 1951.They held various positions in N.Y., Ohio, Pa., N.J. Their last appointment was Assistant to the Divisional Commander for the Massachusetts division. As Majors they retired in 1988.
He was predeceased by his wife Florence in 1992.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Old Orchard Beach, by his brother Jerome of Rhinebeck, NY, by his two sons, Roger Rischawy and his wife Lorraine of Belleville, NJ, and Peter Rischawy and his wife Judy of Flemington, NJ. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.