Edward S. Szmyd, 94, of Norwood Park. Beloved husband of the late Loretta B. Szmyd, nee Janas. Loving father of Dr. Susan M. (Richard Schmidt) Szmyd and Rev. John S. Szmyd. Proud grandfather of Theresa and Steven Schmidt. Loving brother of Alice Szmyd and the late Joan (the late Walter) Leja. Fond uncle of Rosemary (Richard) Ozga, Robert Leja, Christine (David) Meyer, Barbara (Kenneth) Goines, and Thomas (Carol Graczyk) Piekarczyk. Graduate of Weber High School and DePaul University. World War II U.S. Army veteran (ETO). Long time employee of Continental Insurance Company. Active parishioner and minister of St. Thecla Parish. Fourth Degree Member Knights of Columbus Lafayette Council 361. American Legion Post 159. VFW Montclare / Leyden Post 1284. Volunteer with Blind Services Association. Visitation Friday, March 24, 4-8 pm at the M.J. SUERTH FUNERAL HOME, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, March 25, 10:30 am at St. Thecla Church (Oak Park and Devon). Interment Maryhill Cemetery. Mass Intentions are appreciated. Other Memorials to: The Central Blind Rehabilitation Center, Hines VA Hospital , 5000 S. 5th Ave., Building 113, Hines, IL 60141 or The Women’s Center, 5116 N. Cicero Ave. Suite #301, Chicago, 60630. For further information 877-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.