Ipswich – Edwin S. Ogiba, 87, died peacefully, surrounded by his family at Seacoast Nursing Home in Gloucester on Thursday evening May 31, 2018.
Born in Ipswich on May 4, 1931 he was the son of the late Joseph and Stephania (Kudron) Ogiba. Raised and educated in Ipswich he was a graduate of Ipswich High School, Class of 1949. Ed attended Michigan State for one year. He joined the U.S.Navy during the Korean War and continued in the Naval Reserve until his honorable discharge in 1959. Ed graduated from Merrimack College, and began his career with Beckman Instruments which afforded him the opportunity to travel to many countries, China being his favorite.
Ed was proud of his Polish heritage. His faith was important to him. He was an involved member of the Sacred Heart Church in Ipswich. Ed was one of the founding members of the Polish Legion of American Veterans Fabian Weltchek Post# 92 in Ipswich. He was a member of the St. Lawrence Literary Society, the Kosciuszko Club and the Knights of Columbus Carrolton Council# 498, all of Ipswich. Ed was an avid outdoorsman, he was comfortable on the shore or in the woods, with an appreciation of nature.
Ed is survived by his children: Mary Elizabeth Ogiba, Stephanie DePietro and her husband Stephen, and Edwin Ogiba, Jr. and Alexis Spencer. His grandchildren: Stephen DePietro, Jr., Jonathan DePietro and his wife Kimberly, Joanne DePietro and Jason Shephard, Elizabeth Harrington, Hannah DePietro, and baby Zeke Spencer Ogiba. His great-grandchildren: Dillon, Brinley, and Michael DePietro, Isabella DePietro, and Stephanie Shephard. Ed is also survived by his sister Joanne Cregg and by several nieces and nephews who consider him their favorite uncle, and by his former wife Shirley. Ed was predeceased by his sister Stella Kaszuba.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday June 7th. at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church 54 Linebrook Road, Ipswich. Burial will follow with military honors in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery 29 Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Visiting hours will be Wednesday June 6th. from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. in the Morris Funeral Home 45 North Main Street, Ipswich, relatives and friends are respectfully invited. A military service will be held in the funeral home at 7:00 P.M.. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution to: the P.L.A.V. Scholarship Fund c/o John Trocki 72 Jeffreys Neck Road Ipswich, MA 01938. To send a condolence to the Ogiba family please go to: MorrisFH.com .