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Edward Frank Koraleski, 82, of Cotulla, died Wednesday, June 21, of natural causes with his wife, Oralia Mary Cassiano Garcia Koraleski, at his side. Koraleski was born in Chicago, Illinois, on March 20, 1941, the elder of two children, to Lawrence and Matilda Novak Koraleski. He pursued a career as a building engineer and landscape architect and started his own business. He was also captain of sea vessels. Koraleski was active in the Catholic church and helped found the Knights of Columbus of Sacred Heart Church in Cotulla, serving as grand knight, district deputy and diocesan deputy of Laredo. Koraleski retired from his own business, Edward’s Maintenance & Landscaping, at the age of 60. He enjoyed spending time with his extended family and pursuing a hobby of classic toy trains, being an avid collector of American Flyer from childhood. His other passion was boating, and he sailed from Lake Michigan to Corpus Christi. He also enjoyed traveling and annual family vacations. He is preceded in death by his parents and his first daughter, Marilyn Marie Koraleski. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Oralia; brother John Barrar (wife Marilyn); children Deborah Haunroth, Constance Blaesing (husband Marc), and Karen Gritis-DeMar (husband Mike); grandchildren Marc Lee Blaesing II, Robert Fleck (wife Deana), Cody Edward Josephson, Nicole Drake (husband Nolan), Erica Haunroth, Jessica Haunroth, Heather Gritis, Jami Blaesing, and Brandon Blaesing; and great-grandchildren Jackson Ray Fleck, Emma Drake, Jett Josephson, and Logan Drake. Wake and visitation were held at Peters Funeral Home, Cotulla, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 27; funeral mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Cotulla at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 28. Interment followed at Cotulla West Cemetery Pallbearers were Robert Fleck, Tony Garcia, Esequiel “Cheko” Garcia, Christopher Garcia, Anthony Garcia, Austin Garcia, and Alex Garcia. Arrangements were made under the direction of Peters Funeral Home.