Edward Joseph Koneczny, lovingly known as Sonny, Ed or Eddie, set sail on his final journey on December 11, 2023, at the age of 86 in New Baltimore Michigan. Born on August 16, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan, Ed was a man of many talents and passions, a true Detroit legend.
When Ed wasn't making waves at Ford Motor Company for 10 years, then Chrysler Corporation for 27 years and finally retiring after 7 successful years at Johnson Controls, he could be found making waves of a different kind on the open waters. This boating enthusiast loved nothing more than feeling the wind in his hair and the sun on his face as he navigated the Great Lakes. But He wasn't just a Captain, he was also a skilled angler, avid golfer, and a sharpshooter in the hunting world. One could say he had a knack for reeling in trophies on both the golf course and the fishing boat. His aim was impeccable, whether he was sinking a hole-in-one or catching the biggest fish in the pond.
Before "Sonny" embarked on his earthly adventures, he proudly served as an US Army Paratrooper for the 82* Airbourne, earning his wings and soaring high in the sky. His bravery and dedication to his country will always be remembered.
Family was everything to Ed. He was a loving husband to his wife Gerry for 66 years and a devoted and caring father to his children, Matthew (Karrie), Marylin (Mike), Mitchell (Cindy), and Edward (Sharon). Ed was also lucky enough to have 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, whom he loved dearly. While he was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Irene, as well as his daughter Michelle and son Douglas, their memories continued to shine brightly in his heart.
In honor of Ed's playful spirit, a private celebration of his life will be held for the closest of his kin. But please, everyone, raise a glass and share some laughter filled stories that will keep his memory alive in your hearts. Ed's larger-than-life personality, his zest for adventure, and his mischievous, yet infectious smile will forever be missed.
Ed, you've set sail on your final voyage, but your legacy, will forever be etched in our hearts.
Smooth Navigating, Beloved Husband, Father, and Friend.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to the Humane Society of Michigan, as Ed loved all his animal friends too. To sign online guestbook, visit www.cremationsocietymidmi.com