Edward “Big Ed,” “Tiny,” Grzanowski passed away November 10, 2022 surrounded by his family. Born July 6, 1952 to parents Franses (Rudinsky) and John Grzanowski, Ed grew up in New York City. He is predeceased by both parents, a brother, Stanley, a sister, Jane, father-in-law John (Everett) Cross, mother-in-law Rigmor (Lill) Cross, and brother-in law John (Beanie) Cross. Ed is survived by his wife and best friend of 47 years, Jane (Cross) Grzanowski, mother-in-law Judy Cross, sisters-in-law Joyce (Tracy) Spooner, Janet Cross, Jackie (Ernie) Lamoureux, Kathy Cross, Heather (Jim) Beaton, Danielle (Troy) Becker, and brother- in- law Steve (Lynn) Moon. As well as many nieces, nephews, great- nieces, great -nephews, and motorcycle brothers and sisters.
Everyone knew that Harley was a way of life for Ed. His knowledge of Harley’s was encyclopedic. He loved his chopper “Betty”, who he rode for 50 years, as much as he loved his wife Jane (of 47 years). He was a man who could connect with simple conversation, a story, and a sweet treat. He built many lasting relationships with those who ride with the wind. His sense of kindness and humor stood out, especially as he greeted people at Mad Pups’s Tattoo Parlor.
A special thank you to Randy Meyer, Mad Pup, RJ Lawerence, Rob Rowe, and Billy Lavigne for your continued support. Also to his oldest and dearest friends Juan Rivera and Mike Bass, thank you for your friendship and encouraging Ed’s love to ride. A special thank you to the CVPH nurses, doctors, 4th floor staff, and ICU for their care and compassion during Ed’s stay. And, to the Fitzpatrick Cancer Center who provided over 20 years of help, support and care during his battle.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Calling hours will be held at Heald’s Funeral Home in Elizabethtown from 4 to 7 pm on November 15, 2022. A memorial service and ride will be planned for the future.
Live to ride; ride to live - life is too short not to ride. Choppers forever!