Plum Island — Joseph Edwin Lojek, 92. A resident of Plum Island, Newbury, formerly of Brookline and Medford on December 12, 2013. Beloved husband of Marie (Merrigan) Lojek. Loving father of Dr. Michael A. Lojek and wife, Melissa, of Grand Rapids, Mich., William J. Lojek of Hampton Falls, N.H., John D. Lojek of Dedham, Neal E. Lojek and wife, Patricia, of Byfield, Jane M. (Lojek) Williams and husband, Greg, of So. Hampton, N.H., and Paula (Lojek) Still and husband, Mark, of Queensland, Australia. Cherished grandfather of Nicholai, Alexis and Andrei Lojek, Nina (Lojek) Soffron and Jamie Lojek, Bailey (Lojek) Oliveira, Garrett, Mariah and Owen Lojek, Neal, Victoria, Ross and Cole Lojek, John, Caleb and Delia Williams, Joseph, Tully and Finian Still. Devoted great grandfather of Luke and Jessie Soffron and Malia Oliveira. Dear brother of the late Walter, Stanley, and Helen Lojek. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral from the Bell-O’Dea Funeral Home, 376 Washington St., Brookline, Tuesday morning at 9:10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Brookline at 10 a.m. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Visiting hours in the funeral home on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment Walnut Hills Cemetery. Late Navy Veteran WWII, USS Bairoko and retired teacher Medford Voc-Tech. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the VNA of Middlesex-East & Visiting Nurse Hospice, 607 No. Ave., Suite 17, Wakefield, MA 01880 would be appreciated. Guest book and directions, www.bellodeafuneralhome.com.