Edward A. Fabritius, 63, of Fredonia, formerly of Sheridan, passed away at Brooks Memorial Hospital on Friday, August 11, 2017, after a courageous battle with Cancer. He was born on February 23, 1954. Eddie retired from SUNY Fredonia in 2011 as head grounds supervisor. He attended Silver Creek School. He loved the outdoors and in his earlier years worked for local farmers and in greenhouses in the Sheridan area. Eddie enjoyed camping at Sheridan Bay and playing softball. He also worked the playing fields for the Buffalo Bills Training Camp during the glory days.During his retirement years, you could find him walking downtown Fredonia and adjoining areas daily regardless of the weather. He took much pride in his lawn care and home gardening talent. Eddie enjoyed walking the Lake Erie beaches for glass, stones, rocks and wood pieces for his backyard, and liked watching old reruns of cowboy TV shows and action movies. He was affectionately known as uncle “E” by his nieces and nephews.Surviving are his beloved wife Judith (Komada) Fabritius of Fredonia, his son Mark Fabritius of Dunkirk, his mother Dorothy (Mleczko) Kornacki of Dunkirk, niece Jennifer Corsi (Jay Jacques) and their children Tyler, Siera and Trevor of Dunkirk, nephew Ted (Stephanie) Hanson and their daughter Aaliyah of Fairborn, Ohio. Also surviving are brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws Peter Komada of Dunkirk, James & Nancy Kostran of West Seneca, Loren and Susan Warner of Jamestown, Linda (Pete) Wasula of Silver Creek, Uncle Donald Mleczko of Eizabethtown, KY, Alex Kornacki of Buffalo and many cousins and friends.Preceded in death by his step father Eugene Kornacki, brothers James and John Fabritius and sister Barbara (Fabritius) Leahy.Relatives and friends are welcome to call TODAY from 3-6 p.m. at the R. Mackowiak Funeral Home Inc., 56 East Doughty Street in Dunkirk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 10 a.m. in Blessed Mary Angela R.C. Parish Church of St. Hedwig. Interment will be in Sheridan Cemetery.