SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 21, 2013

Edmund "Monk" Zywusko, 83


BEVERLY — Edmund “Monk” Zywusko, 83, beloved husband of the late Pauline (Tardiff) Zywusko, died Tuesday, March 19, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House, surrounded by his family. Born in Salem, he is the son of the late, Jusef Zywuska and Antonina Kuzma.

Monk grew up in Salem and was a graduate of the Salem Vocational School. Monk was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. After returning from the war, Monk and Pauline married and later moved to Beverly. He worked for the United Shoe Machine Corp., starting out as a machinist and retiring as a general foreman. Monk enjoyed salt water fishing, being on his boat and his vegetable garden. He and his wife loved to travel, go dancing at the Vittori Rocci Post, to the Salem Willows for the chop suey sandwiches and go to the Clam Box for fried sea food.

He is survived by four sons, David Zywusko and his wife, Debbie Z. of Beverly, William Zywusko and his wife, Kim of Rochester, N.H., Mark Zywusko of Salem, N.H., and Edward “E.J.” Zywusko of Ipswich; five grandchildren, Denise, David Jr., Danielle, Jonathan and Samantha; six great grandchildren, Cody, D.J., Connor, Ashley, Rachel and Trevor. He is predeceased by his siblings, Broneslaus “Brownie” Zywusko, Boley Zywusko and Stacia Powell.

ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral service will be held at the Campbell-Lee, Moody Russell Funeral Home, 525 Cabot Street, Beverly (North Beverly Location), on Saturday at noon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be in North Beverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Monk’s Memory to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923. Information, directions, condolences at www.campbellfuneral.com.