SgtMaj Edward Joseph Czernik, USMC (ret.) entered the Church Triumphant at 0752 January 19, 2018 at Duke Hospital.

SgtMaj Edward Joseph Czernik, USMC (ret.) entered the Church Triumphant at 0752 January 19, 2018 at Duke Hospital.

He is preceded in death by wife, Wilma Jo Czernik and infant daughter, Sandra D. Czernik.

He is survived by his son OS1 (AW/SW) Lawrence Casimir Czernik, USN (ret.) and daughter-in-law Helen Twine Czernik, his daughter Rev. Suzanne Michelle Czernik Stierwalt and son-in-law LCDR Joseph E. Stierwalt, USN, three grand-children, Elaina Bosmans Stierwalt, Alexis Czernik Sanchez, Jillian Stierwalt and a great granddaughter, Zara Belle LaCroix. He also leaves behind his wife Jane Moore Czernik, many friends, golfing buddies and brothers-in-arms.

His quick wit, altruistic personality, and genuine warmth will be missed. He is loved in death as he was in life, and will be remembered always in the hearts of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and all whom he called friend. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the superb medical staff of Duke Medical Pavilion Neuroscience Unit.

The family will receive friends on Monday, January 22, 2018 from 6:00pm till 8:00pm at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 10:00am Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Pollock-Best Funeral Home. Burial will follow at New Bern National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers Lawrence and Suzanne request donations be made to His Generation PO Box 771 Nags Head NC 27959. In comments of check please put youth golf clinic.