Edward Gasper

Obituary of Edward E. Gasper

Edward E. Gasper, 76, of Peckville, passed away at Mid Valley Health Care Center on Tuesday after a lengthy illness.  His wife is the former Marjorie Elkins.  The couple would have celebrated 55 years of marriage on November 7th.

Born and raised in Jessup, he was the son of the late Frank and Anna Kmetz Gasper.  He was a graduate of Jessup High School. Before his retirement he was employed as a truck driver for Pargas and Suburban Propane. He was a lifelong  member of Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church in Jessup.

Eddie always had a way to make people laugh or bring a smile to their face.  Before his illness took over, he loved hunting, fishing, cooking and baking.  He was well-known throughout the valley for his delicious, homemade Kolachi rolls, pierogies and porkettas, which were a staple in many homes for the holidays.  But most of all he loved spending time with his grandsons, Brandon and Gino, who were his pride and joy.

Also surviving are a daughter, Kimberly Cortazar Barone and husband Brian, Peckville, two grandsons, Brandon Cortazar and wife Erin and Gino Barone, and great grandson, Philip Edward Cortazar.  Several sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers, John, Frank, Robert, and Joseph Gasper and sisters, Margaret Jackson and Anna Gasper.

Eddie's family would like to give a special thank you to the "angels" at the Mid Valley Health Care Center for their care and compassion they had given to him since April.  We will never forget the love they had shown to him and his family during this most difficult time.  Also, a special thank you to Compassionate Care Hospice for their wonderful care that gave him the comfort he needed during his final days.

The funeral will be held Saturday at 11: a.m. at Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church, 313 1st ave., Jessup.  Friends may call one hour prior to time of liturgy.  Interment  at parish Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the care of the Margotta Funeral Home.  For online condolences go to "www.margottafuneralhomes.com"

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