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Edward Lewis Konkol

Born: Tue., Feb. 22, 1949
Died: Mon., Mar. 16, 2015

Graveside Service with Military Honors

3:00 PM Mon., Mar. 23, 2015
Location: Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery

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Edward, 66, passed away March 16, 2015. He was born February 22, 1949 in St. Louis. Missouri to Ralph and Blanche (Newburn) Konkol. Edward is a Vietnam Combat Veteran. He served in the U.S. Army and retired as a SFC. He was known as a nomadic traveler. Edward is survived by his son, Greg Konkol of Phenix City, AL; a granddaughter, Meagan Konkol of Phenix City, AL and his soul mate, Vickie Konkol of Aberdeen, NC. Graveside Services with full military honors, will be held 3:00pm, Monday 23, 2015 Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

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B.J. Jeffrey
   Posted Thu March 19, 2015
Dear Vickie:

I wish there were magic words I could say to ease you, Keith, and Meagan's sorrow. But I don't believe there are any.

I do believe he is in a better place.

B.J. Jeffrey

Mike Baker
   Posted Fri March 20, 2015
Vickie and family,
I was stationed in Alaska at Fort Richardson with "O" Company Arctic Rangers with Ed. We were just recently reunited on Linkedin and were planning to get together in Phoenix or Tucson someday soon while visiting my sons who both go to college in Arizona. I am shocked and saddened by Ed's passing and my prayers are with you all during this period of grieving. Please accept my sincere condolences and may the strength of God carry you through your times of mourning.
Ed was a great guy and he is missed. RLTW
Mike Baker

joe DeRoche
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
Vickie and family

The world lost one of its great men. I was assigned with Ed at JCSE and our whole community will miss one heck of a true warrior and friend.

Our hearts goes out to you Vickie and the family. God bless you and God has welcome Ed home.

Tony DeCerce
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
To Ed's family and friends, since I've heard the news of Ed's passing I never thought I could cry so much, it is really not like me to be emotional, but I feel his absence and miss him so much. I was a no-nothing 2nd lieutenant when I met him, with my platoon and him - he help me realize what was important, caring for my team, and family, and to try and tolerate what I could do nothing about. He taught me so much, and I carry those lessons through to today. We also never stopped laughing and having fun, as we both loved to bend a rule. We became brothers and never lost touch and I wish I could be there on Monday to show my respect, but I live in London now. God bless Ed, his family and friends.

Marshall Virden
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
Ed and I were friends for over 30 years. We had many missions together while we were with JCSE, stationed at Macdill AFB in Tampa, FL. We made many parachute jumps together with our other Airborne "brothers" and to me he was like a big brother who always put my well being ahead of his own just like he did for everyone else who knew him. I feel a tremendous sense of loss but at the same time I feel a great sense of pride for knowing him as well as I did. Ed was a consummate professional whether he was in uniform or not and he will truly be missed. I love you brother! Rest in Peace!

Danette & Joe Flamm
   Posted Sun March 22, 2015
Dear Vickie and family,
Joe and I were so saddened to read of Ed's passing. You two were such a part of our lives when you were here in Az. Hopefully you can be comforted by all those who loved him too, his "men" and all whom he touched which are many. I am here Vickie should you want to talk, I so miss you too. Blessings to you all as you move through these next few days and the days to come.
Love Danette & Joe

   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
Rest in peace Ed. Thank you for all the wonderful memories. You have taught us all some great life lessons, you were a blessing to me and my family. I will always have you in my heart. Good bye for now as you continue on in your journey.

Hugo Robles
   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
Rest in Peace my friend. Thank you for privilege to be your friend. Words cannot convey how much you will be missed.

Kathy Evans
   Posted Mon March 23, 2015
Dear Vickie - I'm so sorry for your loss. May God be with you & your family. Hugs & prayers, Kathy Evans

Dayton Bonadie
   Posted Wed March 25, 2015
There are not many words to ease the pain. I understand exactly where you are, and my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Keith and Meagan every day.

Ed was one of a kind, and I am glad that I got to know him and spend some quality time with him when he was in Tampa last.

David M. Wilkins
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
Ed, one of the best Guys I have called my friend ever.

We will be to gather again one day as we Christian Believers are promised.
What we had here was epic for human interaction, one can only imagine the world in Haven as the creator has promised.

My time shall too pass, them so we shall meet again to part no more with family and our dear friends even acquaintances. I must think you re smiling big over all the wonder of the haven you are in or soon to be. In the meanwhile rest well and at peace, my dear friend.

Love always,

'Capt.' David

Kim Halbert
   Posted Thu March 26, 2015
In memory of Ed I wold like to share my experiences I had with Ed and the everlasting impressions he made on me which I have enjoyed all my life. Ed and I met in the early 1970's after his deployment in Alaska. We were brothers of fate and staying in Columbus NY at that time. Ed introduced me to Coors and talked about all the skying and hot dogging as he put it while in Alaska. Well it wasn't long and Ed talked me into pulling him with rope tied to my car around the snowy roads of Columbus. He was jumping off the high snow banks on each side of the road swerving back and forth and kept waving for me to go faster. All the time he was wear summer short pants or cut offs. Well as it was bound to happen the car got caught in a bank and we had to go to the nearest house to borrow a shovel to dig the snow from under the car to get the wheels back on the road. After that it was time to regroup and get warm and share more good conversation. Much Respect for Ed and my sincere condolences to all of his family.
Best Regards to All
Kim Halbert