Edward James Kucinski

May 4, 1946 - January 24, 2016
Edward James Kucinski

Kucinski, Lt. Col. Edward James, 69, of Land O’ Lakes, passed on January 24, 2016. Edward was born in Buffalo, New York on May 4, 1946 to his parents, Edward and Helen Kucinski. Edward proudly served our country beginning with the United States Navy from 1964 until 1969. He then went on to serve and be a member of the reserves in the United States Army from 1969 until 2006, where he retired as a Lieutenant colonel. He courageously served in the Vietnam and Desert Storm Wars.

Edward later went on to work as an Anesthetist for Surgical Partners in Tampa, Florida. He moved to Florida in 2014 coming from Horseheads, New York. He was a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, National Rifle Association, and the  Pilots Association. In his spare time Edward enjoyed lawn work and gardening, guns, fishing, and hunting.

Edward is survived in death by his wife, Christine Urbanik; daughters, Cythia Engel, Cheryl Farr, and Lisa Kucinski; brothers, Robert and Paul Kucinski; sister, Bernadine Kucinski; and granddaughter, Mandie Engel.

A graveside military honors service is to take place on Friday, February 5, 2016 at 1:30 pm at the Florida National Cemetery, where Edward will be laid to rest with his fellow comrades.

A separate memorial service will be held in New York at a future date also. Please check back to michels-lundquist.com for updates and to leave condolences for the family.


Service

Friday, February 5, 2016
2:54 PM - 2:54 PM

Florida National Cemetery - Directions
6502 SW 102nd Avenue
Bushnell, FL 33513
(352) 793-7740

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  • June 19, 2022
    Cindy Engel says:
    I love you Dad

  • June 19, 2022
    Cindy Engel says:
    Dear Dad, Today is Father's Day, I just wanted to wish you a Happy Father's Day in Heaven. I LOVE AND MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH DAD, if there was a way to get you back I would be the first in line to try. I love you and miss you soooo much. Love you always Dad, your Daughter Cindy xoxo xoxo xoxo 😘💙💙💙💙

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  • January 26, 2016
    Karen Lashua says:
    Knew Ed for years in our younger days in Silver Creek, NY. We were neighbors and friends. So sorry to hear of his passing. We all had a good time living on Angell Rd. Then later when he and his family moved to Alleghany Rd. Here's a beer to u, and always having the best yard. Sadly missed.

  • January 29, 2016
    Teri (Orego) Mercado says:
    Have very fond memories if the days when I babysat your girls...You were always an awesome person to hang out with. So sorry to hear of your passing... Prayers for all

  • January 29, 2016
    Ron Kucinski, Jr. says:
    It has been a long time since I saw you or talked to you last " Uncle " Ed. The conversations about taxidermy, hunting, guns and the outdoors were so enjoyable. I'll never forget the day that you were hunting with my dad and me when I shot my first buck on Stewarts/Bunkers property in Forestville, NY. How about that huge buck you shot not far from your house, my brother Jeff and I could not believe how big it was. A lot of fond deer hunting memories in the woods with you and my dad that I'll never forget. I could go on and on! Take care, rest in peace and you will be missed.

  • January 30, 2016
    Ron and Marge Kucinski says:
    Ed you were the first of my long lost cousins that I along with Marge got re-acquainted with. It happened many years ago in the great little village of Silver Creek. Then it was good times and lots of fun especially when all of our kids were attending little Mount Carmel school. Then sadly losing contact again. Thank you for your service to our country. I'm sure that you will be missed by many family and friends. I'll see you later. Rest in peace Ed. Ron and Marge

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  • February 01, 2016
    Kate Urbanik says:
    Ed was an amazing man! He was generous, kind, funny, and loved to cook for the people he loved. He had the best stories and such interesting life experiences. A wealth of knowledge! He loved his career and loved his country! I can't believe you are gone! I wish we had more time to share with you here, in this life. A big hole has been left in our family....but I know you are watching out for all of us as I sense your presence in my day to day life already. We miss you Ed!!!! Rest in Peace....

  • February 01, 2016
    Debbie Ziolkowski says:
    Thinking of Ed brings a smile to my face and tears to my eyes knowing that he is gone. He was a wonderful man, full of warmth, compassion and he genuinely cared about people. He always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eyes. He loved the times he spent with family and friends. We will cherish those memories. God blessed all of us with the gift of Ed. We were so lucky to have him in our lives!

  • February 01, 2016
    Bernadine Kucinski says:
    Rest in Peace, our Dear Brother.

  • February 02, 2016
    Dawn Weihrich says:
    There was never a boring moment with Ed. He was the kind of guy you wanted to be around. He always had a funny story to tell whether it be about the military, growing up as a kid, his patients, or renting a U-haul to move to Florida. He could put a smile on everyone's face. He could find something in common with everyone. I would always ask him questions about everything because he was one of the smartest people I knew. I used to call him Eduardo or Edddd(emphasis on the d) and he would laugh. I loved his contagious smile. But most of all I loved how he treated my mother- like a queen. He treated me like a daughter. He went above and beyond in every aspect of his life. I would learn something new about Ed everytime I talked to him. He was an amazing man and will never be forgotten. RIP Eduardo. Keep doing the two-finger shoulder dance in heaven. See ya there.

  • February 02, 2016
    Armenia Surgery Center family says:
    We will miss you everyday, Heaven Gained an amazing Angel when they received you. Your passing is a tremendous loss for all the patients you lovingly took care of and the staff who and heartbroken. There are not enough words to express how much we will miss you. You were one of a kind and we will never be able to replace you. The Cuban team will never forget how hard you tried to improve our spanglish. You will be present in our thoughts every day. See you on the other side..

  • February 02, 2016
    Tom Olejniczak CRNA, Hamburg NY says:
    I worked with Ed in various hospitals in WNY. Ed and I also were both members of the 338th General Hospital and the 365 th Evac Hospital US Army. We both served together in the Persian Gulf War, stationed in Muscat Oman. Those memories I will always cherish. He was a fun guy, energetic and good hearted. RIP Eddie K.

  • February 05, 2016
    Tracy O'Connor says:
    I'm a Nurse that had the absolute pleasure of working with Ed at Westchase Surgery Center. We became fast friends after realizing we both were transplants from NY, (he from the Buffalo area, myself from Syracuse) our mutual love of the Buffalo Bills, and Canadian beer, which you just can't get in Florida! :) He was one of the most kind, compassionate, and funniest men, I've ever met. An absolute pleasure to work with, and to just be around in general. He always brought a smile to my face, as well as our patients'. Loved to hear all his stories. He is greatly missed by all of us at Westchase. May you rest in peace, my Bills buddy. <3

  • February 05, 2016
    Sergeant Major Robert E. Kucinski-USA,Retired says:
    Brother Ed, a wonderful man, a man for all seasons. A class act I know led by example. A trait the military instilled in us. By your achievements, you made our dearly departed mom & dad very proud. You made all of us, who were your family, equally proud. Sto Lat X infinity in heaven. With unending and enduring love I salute you.Until we meet again. RIP. I remain your brother,Bob.

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  • February 25, 2016
    CindyEngel says:
    I remember Dad always told Me, Cheryl and Lisa we could swear if we used the word or words in a sentence, and Mind you we were all young too. And he always found out when we skipped school , he always followed out foot prints with his car to see where we were I miss and love you tons Dad.RIP

  • February 26, 2016
    CindyEngel says:
    Dad your guest book will be done in the beginning of March, I just want to say I think of you every minute of everyday, I am missing you terribly. I just want you to know that I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH. RIP love Always, Cindy

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  • February 29, 2016
    CindyEngel says:
    Dad, I just want to say that on March 2nd your guest book will be offline so I am here to tell you I Love and Miss you VERY MUCH. RIP Dad. Love always, Cindy

  • March 02, 2016
    Christine says:
    You will forever and always remain in my heart Edward. Our love story was one that most will never know. I love you Colonel. Forever and Always Christine

  • March 02, 2016
    Cindy Engel says:
    Dear Dad, Today is the last day for your guest book to be available, I just want to say that I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH and MISS U TONS. HUGS AND KISSES FOR YOU.

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    Cindy Engel says:
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  • March 02, 2016
    Cindy Engel says:
    Dad you are thought of every minute of everyday. We all Love you very much. Cindy, Kevin, Lisa, Cheryl, Rich, Mandie and Sean and Mom. U are missed so much always in our Hearts.....(

  • March 03, 2016
    CindyEngel says:
    Dad you are loved and missed so much. Each day is harder and harder for me.

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  • March 04, 2016
    Carolyn Rawlinson says:
    Although I'm not a nurse, I worked at Westfield Memorial Hospital for many years at the same time as Ed. He was a wonderful man, always friendly yet professional. All who knew him will surely miss him! R.I.P. Ed.

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    CindyEngel says:
    Happy st Patrick's day Dad. I love and miss you lots...... Its awful without you.

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  • March 24, 2016
    CindyEngel says:
    Happy Good Friday to you Dad and Happy Easter I love and miss you soooooo much. You are thought of everyday.I love you Dad

  • March 26, 2016
    Cindy Engel says:
    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH DAD, HAPPY EASTER TO YOU.

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