Edward T. Maminski passed away on February 28th, 2021 (c. 1937) joining his beloved wife Barbara (nee Ferst) in their enteral home. Edward T. Maminski met & fell in love with Barbara A. (ne. Ferst). They were married October 29, 1960. Together, they built a life full of love. Edward & Barbara were married 42 years until his bride passed away sadly in 2003. Four beautiful children were born out of their love; Deborah A. Nahrebecki (Jerry), Thomas E. Maminski (Karen), Kenneth J. Maminski (Marie), and Matthew C. (predeceased 12.16.2012). Blessed with eleven grandchildren & nine great grandchildren, Dad/Grandpop will be missed dearly.
Raised in the neighborhood of Fishtown, student at St. Laurentius school, graduated 8th grade to attended North Catholic High School for Boys. Graduated in 1955. Enlisted in USMC in 1956, honorably discharged 1962. Upon discharge in 1962, he applied and became a Philadelphia Police Officer assigned to the 7th district which he then later transferred to the elite unit of the Philadelphia Highway Patrol, where he served until his retirement in 1983. While serving with the Phila. Police Department, Edward was a member of several organizations including the Polish Police Alliance & the Masonic Temple. After 21 years of service with the Philadelphia Police Department, Ed began his 2nd career as a security guard for Frankford Hospital, not giving up his duty to serve his community.
One of Ed's valued hobbies was playing the saxophone and banjo. In 1973 he joined Duffy String Band. The following year he joined the Aqua String Band as a playing member until 1985 and the rest was history. Where later he then became a part time member. His dedication to this hobby fostered an interest in his three sons, Tom, Ken, and Matthew and later his three grandsons would go on to follow in their footsteps. I remember having conversations with him asking if he could still believe that a hobby, he started in 1973 was still going on today. And his response was always the same, "No, I cannot believe you guys are still doing this."
Ed was an avid collector of guns and loved to go shooting at the range. Other hobbies include long drives and getting "lost", breakfast at his favorite places (Mercer Caf and Liberty Bell Diner) where he is known as "Mr. Hollywood" or "Dad". Ed had a love for German-Sheppard's and fine tequila in a red solo cup (Don Julio).
Relatives, friends, fellow members of the Philadelphia Police Department, string bands, and all of the organizations which he was a member, are invited to gather on Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM at Slabinski Funeral Home 2614 Orthodox Street. Religious service, Military Honors, and Police Honor Guard ceremony will begin at 1 PM. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Wounded Warriors Project at WoundedWarriorsProject.org would be greatly appreciated by his family.