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In Memory of

Edwin J. Suchicki

November 17, 1927 - November 21, 2016

Obituary


Ed, 89, was born 11-17-27 in Newark, NJ, and passed away 11-21-16. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Kobs Suchicki; sons, Greg Savage (and wife Denise) and Steven Suchicki; grandchildren, Jason Savage, Kelly Frost (and husband Rob), and Natalie Savage; great-grandson, Willie Frost; and sister-in-law, Barbara Cantrell. Ed attended Manhattan College on a basketball scholarship ('Big Sooch'), and served in the Army Paratroopers at the end of WWII before returning to complete his BCE. He had a long and distinguished career as a civil engineer, starting with Edwards & Kelcey in Newark, and then...

Ed, 89, was born 11-17-27 in Newark, NJ, and passed away 11-21-16. He is survived by his wife, Audrey Kobs Suchicki; sons, Greg Savage (and wife Denise) and Steven Suchicki; grandchildren, Jason Savage, Kelly Frost (and husband Rob), and Natalie Savage; great-grandson, Willie Frost; and sister-in-law, Barbara Cantrell. Ed attended Manhattan College on a basketball scholarship ('Big Sooch'), and served in the Army Paratroopers at the end of WWII before returning to complete his BCE. He had a long and distinguished career as a civil engineer, starting with Edwards & Kelcey in Newark, and then in Houston for 32 years with the Texas Hwy Dept (now TxDOT) and 9 years with Brown & Root (now KBR). He received a number of awards for innovative bridge design and was responsible for many of the distinctive bridges throughout Houston. Ed married the love of his life, Audrey, in 1956, and soon thereafter settled in her hometown of Houston. He enjoyed (inter alia) tennis, fishing, eating out, telling (and receiving) jokes, and trips to Las Vegas, Lake Charles and Gulf Greyhound Park, with his friends and family. He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather, who lived a strong Christian life, exuding honesty, integrity and goodness. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Reach Unlimited (www.reachunlimited.org), the operator of the Group Home and Activity Center that his son Steven lives and participates in, or the charity of your choice. There will not be a memorial service; a private inurnment will be held at Houston National Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Heights Funeral Home, Houston, TX.