Edmund S. Sowa, 90, an Oregon resident since 1987, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at Serenity Hospice Home, Oregon.
He was born Dec.26, 1923 in Chicago Heights, the son of Frank and Bernice (Bilinski) Sowa.
He married to Rose Luks Sept. 11, 1954 in Chicago.
Ed was a US Army veteran, serving in World War II.
He was employed as a nuclear engineer at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, for 35 years, retiring in 1985.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, Oregon Rotary, and served many years on the Board of Directors for Village of Progress, Oregon.
Ed was an avid golfer and enjoyed snow skiing.
He is survived by his wife Rose, Oregon; son, Steve (Cindy) Sowa, San Bruno, Calif; daughters, Mary Agre, Libertyville, and Joanne (Marty) Romain, Oakdale, Minn.; and grandchildren, Sam Agre, Haley Agre, Max Romain, and Jack Romain.
He was predeceased by his parents, two brothers, and six sisters.
A memorial funeral mass will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon, with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. No visitation will be held.
A memorial fund has been established to Village of Progress, PO Box 418, Oregon, IL 61061.
Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon assisted the family with arrangements.
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