Edward Ziobro

Obituary of Edward Ziobro

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Edward Ziobro, 91, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021. Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, on March 22, 1930, son of John and Mary Ziobro, the youngest of 5 children. With his siblings Frank, Gizella, Veronica and Stanley, he was raised in Strzyzow, Poland, his beloved homeland. Ed moved back to the US at the end of WWII., having survived the brutality of that war. In NYC, he met and married Genevieve Lesniak of Lublin, Poland. While in Brooklyn, they welcome their children Edward, Jr., born in 1950 (since deceased) and twins, Andrew and Elizabeth, born in 1953. In 1953, they moved to a farm in Rockdale, NY. While running the farm, Ed was employed at Borden's in Bainbridge, NY as machinist for 20 years. Upon Genevieve's death in 1974, he returned to work in NYC as a butcher for Schaller and Weber until he retired in 1992. He traveled to Rockdale every weekend while he lived in NYC. Ed possessed a passion for hard work, gardening, farming, restoring his beloved home which was built in 1830, cooking, and of course butchering. His Kielbasa Polish sausage was famous at the Sacred Heart Church Harvest weekends for many years. His pierogi stuffed dumplings were featured at family events throughout the year. He loved to have company of friends and relatives, during holidays and his famous Summer picnics in Rockdale. He loved to entertain with historical stories, always willing to talk about his pride for Poland and his deep respect for the United States. He was the best dancer at any wedding and had a great appreciation of music. He loved to travel, first taking his young family for a family visit to Poland in 1965, where he returned numerous times through the years. His travels through the years included Poland, Lithuania, France, Italy, Switzerland, Alaska, South Dakota, Canada, Florida, and all of the east coast. His traveling inspired his extended family with the same wanderlust. He is survived by: daughter, Elizabeth and son-in-law Charlie Rutkowski and granddaughter Ursula Matthews (husband Steve and great-grandchildren Wyatt and Wade), all of Virginia; son, Andrew of NYC; daughter-in-law, Melody Ziobro and granddaughters Heather Ziobro of Auburn, Heidi Ziobro and her husband, Sinan Erzurumlu of Needham, Massachusetts and Hayle Ziobro and her partner, Amber Benlian of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by four great grandchildren, Evren and Esra Ziobro Erzurumlu and Olive and Maezie Ziobro. Friends are invited to call from 4:00 to 6:00pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00noon on Friday, October 29th at Sacred Heart Church, 15 Liberty St. Sidney. Burial will follow in Maplewood Cemetery, Mt. Upton. Share condolences and memories with the family online at www.landersfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Thursday, October 28, 2021
C.H. Landers, Inc. Funeral Chapel
21 Main St. P.O. Box 2086
Sidney, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Friday, October 29, 2021
Sacred Heart Church
15 Liberty Street
Sidney, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

Maplewood Cemetery
State Highway 8
Mt. Upton, New York, United States
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