Edward J. "Eddie" Fiejdasz, 65 of Marienville, PA, (formerly of Hanover Twp., Beaver Co.), passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home in Marienville, after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born on January 28, 1952, in Rochester, Beaver Co., PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Leila (Himes) Fiejdasz.
He was a 1969 graduate of Center High School in Monaca, PA. He attended Iron Workers Apprenticeship in Pittsburgh. On November 10, 1972 he was married to Jenette Tate in Monaca, PA. He was employed as an Iron Worker for 30 years, working out of Pittsburgh Local #3 until his retirement in 2007. Eddie was of the Presbyterian Faith.
Eddie was a director of the Marienville Trail Rider's Snowmobile Club, and Sportsmen's Club of Forest County. He enjoyed riding his snowmobile and hunting.
Along with his wife, Eddie is survived by a son, Edward Fiejdasz Jr. and wife Linda of Greentree, PA; two daughters, Tara Lawrence and husband Bill of Meadville, PA, and Heidi Scholar and husband Mark of McDonald, PA. Also surviving is a brother, Ken Futato and wife Joanne of Aliquippa, PA; a brother-in-law, John E. Tate and wife Jeri of Bellbrook, Ohio; his mother-in-law, Elinor Tate; seven grandchildren, William and Allen Fiejdasz, Jackson and Luke Lawrence, Brandt, Wade, and Darien Scholar.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his father-in-law, William J. Tate.
As per Eddie's wishes, he was cremated, however, family and friends will be received on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM at the Furlong Funeral Home, 140 Cherry Street, Marienville, PA. A Celebration Of Life will be held at 1:00 PM with Rev. Dan Richter officiating.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Clarion Cancer Center Unit Sunshine Project at One Hospital Drive, Clarion, PA 16214.
Friends and family may leave online condolences, light a memorial candle, order flowers, and obtain additional information at www.furlongfuneralhome.com Club members will meet at 11:30 for special tribute.
*The spring meeting will be April 8 at 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Snowseekers Club house on route 948 in Highland Twp. Be aware that the intersection of 66/948 south of Highland will be under construction but will be open.
Marienville Trail Riders Snowmobile Club is a local snowmobile club based in Marienville, PA and is jointly a member of the PA State Snowmobile Association (PSSA). The PSSA is an organization of individuals, local snowmobile clubs,businesses, and snow craft manufacturers interested in promoting snowmobiling.
Marienville Trail Riders Purchase A BR180 Groomer
The Marienville Trail Riders Snowmobile Club purchased a 2008 BR 180 Bombardier groomer from Chautauqua Snowmobile Club this past spring of 2016. Club members, Dan Stevenson, Dave Timothy, Jerry Thornton, Hank Bauer, Jerry Beichner, Ed Fiejdasz and Joe Rodgers have been busy preparing the machine for use. Dave Timothy was instrumental in acquiring a $25,000.00 grant to pay for the machine while the club payed the remaining $10,000.00. Ed Fiejdasz was able to acquire another grant to purchase the drag and was able to obtain 6 business supporters for signage that was placed on the drag. Dan Stevenson and Ed Fiejdasz took the groomer and drag out on December 16, 2016 for a trial run and were happy with its use. They went out Trail 1 down the steep hill and made the sharp turn to Salmon Creek and according to Dan Stevenson, the operator, was satisfied with the performance. The club has a track truck groomer with a smaller drag that the club has been using for several years. It has been doing a good job but with the addition of this newer groomer, the Marienville Trail Riders will be able to do twice the amount of grooming. As most now, grooming money from DCNR was cut from over $90, 0 00.00 to less than $20,000.00. The US Forest Service used to do all of the grooming for Trail 1 of The Allegheny National Forest 115 mile loop. The Forest Service is still grooming the trails near the Longhouse trail near Kinzua and the remaining 115 mile loop is going to be groomed by the three local snowmobile clubs. Forest County Snowmobile Club will groom the trails near Kellettille and head north toward Chapman Dam State Park. The Marienville Trail Riders will groom around Marienville and head toward Russell City. The Highland Snow Seekers will Groom from Russell City toward Westline and north toward the rt. 321 Parking lot of the US Forest Service. These clubs could use your membership and/or your support in their fundraising activities. Thanks to Albrecht Electric, Bettina’s Restaurant, Bob’s Trading Post, Chris Tire Service, Forest Recreation, Kelly Hotel. Mike Loriman Trucking and The Shop from Jamestown, Pa., for their support of the sign advertisements on the drag.
Map of the trails around Marienville