Leroy "Custer" Zawadski

July 27, 1934 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Leroy Zawadski Obituary

In sorrow we announce the passing of Leroy “Custer” Zawadski (89) of Revere, MA, affectionately known as Ski on January 5, 2024. Born on July 27, 1934 in Pottstown, PA, he grew up in Reading, and attended school there. Ski proudly served in the U.S Navy aboard the U.S.S Wadleigh during the Korean War.

After serving his country he went on to marry and raise his family in East Boston, MA.

Ski was known for his adventurous spirit.  As a merchant marine he traveled the world having many adventures, including working with Jacques Cousteau on the Calypso. Ski had a fun loving nature that touched all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Ski was a man of simple pleasures, enjoying a quiet game of solitaire, sunsets on the Pines River, country music, and the thrill of a Boston Red Sox game. He also loved reminiscing about the mischief he got into with his childhood friend, Merlyn Reed. Yet what mattered most was time spent with his wife, Patty, visiting family in Pennsylvania and cherishing moments with his children and grandchildren.  

Beloved husband of Patricia Maloney of 25 years. Dear brother of Karen Vozella, William Zawaski and  brother in-law Eugene Hull. Devoted father of Robert (Cheryl)Zawaski, Richard (Donna) Zawaski, Paula (Philip)Pruden, Katherine (Mark) Aborn, and Connie Ramsey.  Loving grandfather of Richard, Dina, Michelle, Katherine, Cecilia, Grace , Henry, and Jodi Ramsey of Pennsylvania. He also leaves behind 5 great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Custer and Mildred Zawaski; siblings, Richard, Donald, John, Barbara (Nissley), Kathleen (Hull), and grandchildren Jennifer(Benevento) and Robert Zawaski.

A Visitation to honor and celebrate Ski will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 10AM followed by a memorial service at 11:30AM at Buonfiglio Funeral Home 128 Revere Street, Revere, MA 02151.

In remembering Ski, we invite you to share your memories and upload photos to his memorial page. His spirit lives on in the stories we share and memories we hold dear.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Ski’s name to My Brother’s Table, 98 Willow Street, Lynn, MA 01901.

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January 11, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Buonfiglio Funeral Home
128 Revere Street
Revere, MA 02151

Funeral Service
January 11, 2024

11:30 AM
Buonfiglio Funeral Home
128 Revere Street
Revere, MA 02151


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