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Edward P. Maliszewski

Edward P. Maliszewski

Died: Tuesday, June 01, 2004
Age: 84
City of Grosse Pointe resident and retired local businessman Edward P. Maliszewski, 84, died Tuesday, June 1, 2004, at his home after a long illness.

Mr. Maliszewski was born on Oct. 13, 1919, to Peter and Sophie Maliszewski in Detroit. He graduated from Grosse Pointe High School where he earned all-state ranking in tennis. As a student at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, he was a member of the varsity tennis team and Phi Gamma Delta fraternity before joining the United States Army Air Corps prior to World War II.

He distinguished himself during the war as an officer and B-17 pilot. As a member of the 8th Air Force based in England, he flew 30 raids over the continent including the first daytime bombing missions over Germany without fighter cover. During his wartime career, Mr. Maliszewski earned three Distinguished Flying Crosses, a Purple Heart and the Air Medal with a string of six-oak leaf clusters. One of the medals was pinned to his lapel personally by King George VI of England.

Mr. Maliszewski returned to Michigan at the end of the war and joined Peter Maliszewski Furniture Co., located at the corner of Chene and Ferry streets in Detroit. In 1960, he relocated to Mack Avenue in St. Clair Shores and opened Ed Maliszewski Carpeting. Today, sons John and Peter Maliszewski continue the family business, a tradition that began in Detroit in 1913.

Mr. Maliszewski is survived by his sons, John (Caroline) and Peter Maliszewski; daughters, Amy Maliszewski and Kay Stirling; grandchildren, Jed and Annie Maliszewski; and sisters, Irene Macomber, Mildred Morris and Lillian Anderson.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jayne; sister, Angeline Gregory; and parents, Peter and Sophie Maliszewski.

Burial was private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, 32 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236.
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