August 10, 2020

Obituary: Edward Stanley Wollock, Jr. 10/16/11 Services: 10/22

Edward was born on July 6, 1943 in Middletown. He was the first son of Edward S. Wollock, Sr. and Sophie Stopa Wollock, both of Deep River who went home to be with the Lord ahead of him. He left his life here due to a massive heart attack at home on Sunday, October 16, 2011.

“Eddie” is survived by his wife and best friend; Pamela Witham Wollock, his brother and sister-in-law; Stanley P. and Dianne Wollock of Deep River, his daughter; Sophie Wollock Marsh, son-in-law; Geoffrey Edward Marsh and granddaughters; Allison and Amanda Marsh of Old Lyme, his step-daughter and granddaughters; Dawn Kazimir, Hope Kazimir, and Hannah DeCaro of Montgomery, NY, his brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Harry and Peggy Witham of East Lyme, and a nephew and nieces; Stanley P. Wollock, Jr., Lesley Witham Phaneuf, and Amy Witham Johnston, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Eddie was a man of character and integrity. He was a faithful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Eddie was a giving person who often put the needs of others before his own. He graduated from Valley Regional High School in 1961 and then went on to serve his country in the United States Army. After his honorable discharge, he began a career as a marine mechanic. He worked at Ferry Point Marina in Old Saybrook for his uncle and aunt, Stanley and Phyllis Wollock for 36 years. Eddie’s extensive knowledge of mechanics were an asset to the marina, and he shared his knowledge with anyone who asked.

His great sense of humor, love for boating, fishing and for being out on the waters of Long Island Sound brought many close friends into Pam’s and Eddie’s life. Eddie could be found fishing with family and friends aboard his boats, Flintstone, Flintstone Flyer, Sophie T., Madcap, Last One and Last Call. His talents in mechanics led to his hobby of car restoration. Some cars restored include a 1966 Chevelle Super Sport that he worked on for over two years with his daughter, a 1939 Ford Four-Door Sedan and his most recent project was a meticulously restored 1952 Ford Pickup. He was so pleased to have won “Best in Show”at the Tanger Outlet Car Show to benefit the Middlesex Hospital Cancer Care Center on October 8. He spent countless hours working together with friends and family on their projects as well.

Eddie enjoyed living the quiet life with Pam in the log cabin they built together on a hill in Deep River. They enjoyed working together in the yard and gardens, going cruising together and spending time with their beloved black lab, Star.

Eddie’s last day here included enjoying a piece of Pam’s apple-walnut cake, working with his cousin, Jason Roberts, on his tractor engine, attending his granddaughter’s soccer game, and taking his daughter for a wild ride in the ’52 Pickup. Eddie will be greatly missed by all his family and by all who knew him.

Calling hours will take place on Saturday, October 22nd from 11am to 2pm at Swan Funeral Home in Old Saybrook.  A memorial service will follow at Fountain Hill Cemetery in Deep River

Memorial donations can be made to Deep River Fire Department, Deep River Ambulance, or CT Humane Society.

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