Edmund Gennawey, age 86, went to be with Jesus and his family on January 23, 2019. He was born on June 17, 1932, to Louis and Noor Nahas Gennawey of Damascus, Syria. He was raised in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He graduated in Los Angeles, California in 1950.
Edmund served in the Navy on the submarine U.S.S. Yarnall during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged on June 3, 1954. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the China Service Medal.
He was employed as a mail carrier in Downey, California. Edmund was a loving uncle to Barbara and Janice Gennaway, of Corpus Christi, TX; Eddie, Diane, Adria, and Alan Nassaney of Los Angeles, CA. He was the youngest brother of Alice Nassaney and Brother-in-law (but more of a brother) to Nellie Gennaway of Corpus Christi, TX.
He will always be remembered for his love and devotion to his family and Bentley, Janice’s dog. His nieces’ friends all called him “Uncle Eddie”. He was a kind, honest, quiet, very polite, gentleman. His nieces and sister-in-law would like to say: We will never forget you, dear Uncle Eddie. Thank you for always being here for us and especially for watching over us after our Dad, your brother Fred, passed away. We will think of you especially when we go out to eat or watch your team, the New York Yankees. You are so special to us and we know we will all meet again in Heaven.
Uncle Eddie is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Anthony, Thomas, Joseph, and Alfred Gennaway, sister Victoria Gennaway Piecuch, infant sister, and nephew Louie Nassaney.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday January 27, at Seaside Funeral Home with a Rosary to be held at 7:00pm that same evening. A Funeral Mass will be held at 1:00pm on Monday, January 28, at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church. Interment to follow at Seaside Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Palfreyman, Armando, Adrian, Adam Rivera, Christopher Palfreyman and Javier Palacios.