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Edward Terpilowski


Mr. Edward Terpilowski, “The Original ET,” 88, of New Castle, passed away at his home with family by his side on Thursday, April 21, 2022.

Mr. Terpilowski was born in New Castle on Aug. 22, 1933, and was the son of the late Peter and Mary Magdalene Terpilowski.

ET was a U.S. Army veteran, and served active duty as a telephone and teletype equipment mechanic from 1953 to 1955. He was then released from active duty to the U.S. Army Reserve, where he served an additional eight years.

ET was a loyal employee at Armco Steel Butler Works for 31 years as a maintenance mechanic, until his retirement in 1995.

He then moved to the beach, where he managed ET’s Bait and Tackle.

ET was an avid fisherman and hunter in his younger years, and loved antique cars. He enjoyed making dollar-bill T-shirts and distributed them to everyone he met. He got great pleasure out of knowing people remembered him for that.

He was loved very much by his family and will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 69 years, Mrs. Deloris Barron Terpilowski; his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Trisha Terpilowski; his daughter, Judith Venit; his grandchildren, Jenney and Lee McKain, Sara Terpilowski and Nathan Egbers, Greg and Lenora Terpilowski, Emily Jones, Andrew and Tiffany Jones, and Jill Terpilowski; and his great-grandsons, Zachary McKain, Ethan Halbauer, Emerick Jones and Benjamin Jones; his brother and his wife, Frank and Donna Terpilowski; and his sister, Darlene Scaduto.

Mr. Terpilowski was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Terpilowski; and his sisters, Bertha Brown and Leona Makarevich.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to VITAS Healthcare for the exceptional care they provided.

TERPILOWSKI — Services for Mr. Edward Terpilowski, “The Original ET,” who died Thursday, April 21, 2022, will be held privately at EASTERN SHORE CREMATORY AND FUNERAL HOME.

Arrangements are in the care of Eastern Shore Cremation and Funeral Service, 504 Franklin Ave., Berlin, Md.

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