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SUFFOLK - Retired Navy Commander Edmund J. "Ned" Stronski, 90, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, in Suffolk, Va. Born in Albany, N.Y., on June 20, 1920, he was a longtime resident of Hampton, Va.

Ned was preceded in death by his father and mother, Andrew B. and Alice Flood Stronski; his wife, Jean Noesser Stronski; and two daughters, Mary Lorraine Stronski and Loretta Jean Stronski.

He is survived by four loving children, Elizabeth Stronski Deshotel (Clopha) of Bridgeport, Conn., Catherine Elena Stronski of Vero Beach, Fla., Claire Stronski Isley (Sam) of Chesapeake, Va., and James Andrew Stronski (Angelika) of Jacksonville, Fla.; and six grandchildren, Hanabeta Deshotel, Katarina Deshotel, Abraham Deshotel, Dawn Deshotel, Bonnie Deshotel and Joseph Isley.

Ned lived in Schenectady, N.Y., at his parental home until he entered the Navy in 1942. He was a graduate of Siena College with a B.S. degree in Physics. While serving in the Navy, he attended the U.S. Navy Postgraduate School and graduated with a major in meteorology. Upon retirement from the Navy, Ned enrolled in graduate school at Old Dominion University, where he earned a M.S. degree in education.

Ned was a veteran of World War II, as well as the Korean and Vietnam wartime periods. His sea service was served in various types of naval vessels. Destroyer duty accounted for several years of his naval service, which included the command of the USS Turner (DDR-834) and the USS Earl B. Hall (APD-107). Additionally, he served six years of sea duty with the U.S. Naval Meteorological Service. He retired from the Navy in 1968 after 26 years of active duty. Upon retirement from the Navy, Ned was the Naval Science Instructor for the NJROTC unit in Kecoughtan High School for 13 years.

Ned was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hampton, Va. He served on the parish board for several years as well as the new church building committee. He also served as a lector at Sunday masses. Ned was a docent for the Mariner's Museum for more than 20 years and was a life member of the Military Officers Association.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at St. Joseph Church, Hampton, Va., by the Rev. Alistair McKay. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Norfolk, Va., at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Maryview Nursing Care Center.
R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home is in charge. 
Published in Daily Press from October 28 to October 29, 2010

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