Edmund Waitkevich, Jr., 85, of Hernando, FL passed away February 14, 2022 at Advent Hospital in Ocala, FL. Ed was born in Norwood, MA, son of the late Ada and Edmund Waitkevich, Sr. Ed was an Army veteran who served during the Korean War. He worked as a police officer for the towns of Norfolk and Foxboro, owned Call & Wait Auto in Norfolk, MA and was also a volunteer firefighter in Norfolk. He moved to Hernando in 1992 and became a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church where he gave his time as a member of the Knights of Columbus. He also volunteered at the Family Resource Center in Hernando and was a Citrus County First Responder.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara and his parents. Survivors include ten children, Diane Lang (Thomas), Patricia Waitkevich, Mark Waitkevich (Darlene), Sharon O’Neil (Paul), Stephen Waitkevich (Wendy), Kevin Waitkevich (Patricia), and Kenneth Waitkevich (Jennifer); Jerrold MacFarland, Cheryl Maguire (Steve), and Harold MacFarland (Marc), in-laws, Joan Caruso (Carl) and Jack O’Kane (Carol) and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary Service to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. Funeral Mass and interment will be in Massachusetts. Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. Heinzfh.com