Edward J. Yurewicz, also known as the "Tomato Man of Mayflower Farm", age 88, of Plympton, died on Friday, March 12, 2021, at his home.
Born in Chelsea, he was the son of the late Alexander & Mary (Lechowicz) Yurewicz. Edward proudly served in the U.S. Marines during the Korean Conflict, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant.
For 20 years, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America at Camp Sayre in Milton as a Camp Ranger and then for 15 years he worked as a mobile equipment metal worker at Otis Air National Guard.
Edward bred and showed German Shepherd dogs and was a 50-year member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. He was also a lifetime member of the Upland Sportsman's Club in Plympton.
Edward was the beloved husband for 66 years to Jacqueline (James) Yurewicz; devoted father of Edward Yurewicz & his wife Theresa of Methuen, Lynn Bannister & her husband Hugo of Middleborough, Richard Yurewicz & his wife Tracy of Plympton and Stephen Yurewicz & his wife Amy Kelly of Halifax; loving grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of three; dear brother of the late Joseph Yurewicz.
Family and friends are welcome to the visiting hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 PM. (LIMIT OF 50 PEOPLE INSIDE FUNERAL HOME AT ANY GIVEN TIME) DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, A FACE MASK MUST BE WORN AND SOCIAL DISTANCE RULES MUST BE FOLLOWED AT ALL TIMES.
All are invited to gather at the Ashley Funeral Home, on Friday, March 19, 2021, starting at 9:45 AM, followed by his Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at the Holy Apostles Parish, (Our Lady of the Lake Church), 575 Monponsett Street, Route 58, Halifax, at 11:00 AM.
Interment to follow with military honors at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, 1 Connery Avenue, Bourne, at 1:30 PM.
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