We are sorry to inform the Lee community that
Edward Tarlosky, age 89, died from an extended illness on November 9,
He was a long-time resident of Springfield, VA. He was
predeceased by his devoted wife of 50 years, Joan. Ed
was born to the late John and Mary Tarlosky, of
Nemacolin, PA. He is predeceased by four siblings,
Robert, Helen, Martin and Vincent. He is survived by his
brother, Rudolph and many nieces, nephews, and cousins
from Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
Ed served active duty in the United
States Army during the
Korean War, from 1951 to 1953,
and then served in the U.S. Army Reserves until 1959. Ed
was a stellar high school athlete and an outstanding
left-handed pitcher. He had many offers for tryouts from
several Major League Baseball teams, but he decided his
service in the US Army was far more important.
After his service in the U.S. Army, he took advantage of
the VA Bill and attended Waynesburg College where he
received his BA degree in Education. He began his
teaching career in the Fairfax County Public Schools
system and was the varsity baseball coach at Robert E.
Lee High School in Springfield, VA.
During the early 70s, he led the Lancers baseball team
to several championships, with some saying his teams
were the Northern Virginia high school equivalent of the
Yankees. He retired from teaching with over 30 years of
service. Throughout his teaching and coaching career, he
touched the lives of many students, several of whom have
gone on to be today's leaders. Also, during his teaching
years and into his retirement, Ed was a member of the
Springfield Masonic Lodge and participated in several
community and charitable projects.
He was also an avid golfer, even making a Hole in One.
He spent several years of his retirement as a marshal at
Greendale Golf Course in Alexandria, VA. While at
Greendale, he became well known for encouraging the
golfers to "pick up their pace". Ed and his beloved
wife, Joan were active members in their church, Westwood
Baptist, and enjoyed volunteering their time and
resources. Ed and his Joan were also avid travelers
after their retirements, visiting many destinations and
especially loved their trips to Europe.
A memorial service was held at Greenspring Village
Chapel in Springfield, VA on December 8, 2018. A
private burial was held in Greensboro, NC at a later