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Edward Leo Martincich

November 22, 1930 — March 4, 2022

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Dad loved life. He loved to work, he owned and operated KC Drywall Constr. Inc. He loved Bernice, his wife of 54 years, who preceded him in death January 29, 2008. And he loved his faith.
Dads generation is sometimes referred to as the greatest generation. Dads passing is the passing of a great family generation. Dad was the last surviving member of the first generation of the Martincich family in America. It started with our grandfather Leopold and grandmother Katherine Cvitkovich immigrating from the country which is now called Slovenia.
Dad was very proud of his Slovenian heritage, and served on the board of the Strawberry Hill Ethnic Museum. Our parents along with Carol McCarty established the Slovenian room at the museum.
Dad was the youngest of 6 surviving children in his family. He also had 2 sets of sibling twins who died as infants. All 10 are now gone, but many dozens of descendants continue the Martincich family legacies including descendants of brother Louis and Pete and sisters Angeline Sajwaj and Frances Adney. Dads brother Alex had no children.
Our mother and her siblings have all passed. Mom was the youngest of 7. The legacy of the Holmes family, grandparents Art and Lillian Holmes, lives on through the families of sisters Toni Griggs, Frances Johnson, Rosemary Pyle, Terry Jewell and brothers Henry and Homer Holmes. Our Aunt Evelyn Holmes, Henrys wife, is now the last surviving spouse of the generation of the Holmes family.
We have dozens of first cousins and now over a hundred more distant cousins.
Many can attest that our grandmothers were amazing. They were both strong women of faith, courage and persistence. Strong matriarchs from humble beginnings that sacrificed so much so that we might have opportunities to prosper. These two women positively influenced countless numbers of families and friends.
We share this background because family was important to our parents. And they would want us to carry on this sense of family commitment and family pride.
Faith was important to our parents. They were both committed Catholics, loving their families and their faith. Dad enjoyed receiving the Eucharist daily, and he loved praying the rosary. Together as a family we prayed the rosary with him. How glorious it was to share this prayer as a family with dad, realizing he was getting ready for his eternal life.
Dad knew he was so fortunate and so blessed to be able to enjoy over 91 years and to have had our mother for 54 years of marriage.
We also recognize and appreciate a very special friend of dads and our family, Mary Ann Boring, who was such a joy and blessing for dad these last 10 years. He loved and treasured their time together.
Dad leaves behind sons Eric (Mary Jo Martincich), Keith Martincich, Carl (Diane) Martincich and daughter Diane Schwartz (William J Schwartz III), grandchildren Lisa and Jim Stuart, Laura and Adam Jessen, Katie Martincich, Jennie and Brian Dowis, Amanda Martincich, Nicholas Martincich, Rachel Schwartz, Anne Schwartz, Sara Schwartz and 9 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be at Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, KS Tuesday, March 8th, with the Rosary being recited at 5:30 PM with visitation following from 6 to 8 PM.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, March 9th at 10:00 AM at St. Agnes Church in Roeland Park, KS. The family requests no flowers but donations may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church or Bishop Miege High School. Bishop Miege High School
Dad was loved and will be missed by many.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022
5:30 PM


Tuesday, March 08, 2022
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Mass of Christian Burial
Wednesday, March 09, 2022
10:00 AM

St. Agnes Catholic Church 5250 Mission RdRoeland Park, Kansas 66205

Wednesday, March 09, 2022
11:45 AM

Resurrection Cemetery Lenexa W 83rd St & Quivira RdLenexa, Kansas 66214


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