Edward Lewis Bardonski

Nov 5 1946
May 13 2024
77 Years
Scranton, Pennsylvania

Edward Lewis Bardonski, 77, of Scranton, passed away at the Gino J. Merli Veterans Center , where he resided since 2011. Born in Coatesville, the son of the late Walter L. Bardonski and Rose E. Bardonski. 

Lewis was an area resident of Coatesville most of his life and a 1964 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. He proudly served in the US Army from 1966 to 1968 and did a one year tour in Vietnam.

He was employed as a Sports Statistician most of his life.

Lewis loved mathematics, good potato chips, real life situational comedy, classic western movies and science fiction. He admired Walt Disney, Theodore Geisel, and Jim Henson (most of all). He was witty, generous, and mostly intolerant of people who were either rude or narcissistic. Lewis was an avid reader. He was brilliant at billiards and quite a decent card player. (eg, Texas hold ‘em.) Occasionally he attended mass, often enjoyed good music, and always appreciated meaningful conversations. He showed generosity to fellow vets at Gino J Merli and received compassionate care. He was a brave soldier and faithful friend. 

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 10:30 AM at the Hibernia Methodist Cemetery, 220 Hibernia Rd, Coatesville, PA 19320.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg, PA. Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
May 15 2024 - 10:30am
Service Location: 
Hibernia Methodist Cemetery


I have known Eddie for 10 years and had the pleasure of caring for him at the nursing home when I was a nurse aide. The last seven years we spent much time together as I was in the (Activities) department, We would play cards listen to music talk about pretty much everything under the sun ….. he would always wait for me at the front door when I came into work to see if I was going to be on his unit or not for the activity. He was very special to me and he taught me a lot of knowledge about cardplaying. And in my opinion, he was a genius, and I think he knew it, but he was a very humble man, and I am ever grateful for knowing him and having friendship with him. Geno Merli will never be the same ever again, and I for sure am a better person just for having known such an eccentric soul!! Love ya Eddie !! Your pal and friend always, Jennifer ( cricket)

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