Michael John Wandryk, 96, of Batavia died Monday evening (September 17, 2012) at the New York State Veterans Home in Batavia.
He was born in Batavia on December 17, 1915, a son of the late John and Sophie Zimnal Wandryk.
Mr. Wandryk was the owner of the former Wandryk’s Superette in Batavia prior to his retirement. He served with the U.S. Army during WWII in Central Europe, Rhineland, Sicily, southern France and Tunisia. He achieved the rank of Corporal and was the recipient of the American Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the European African Middle Eastern Bronze Medal.
He was a member of Ascension Parish, charter member of the Ascension Parish Holy Name Society, Polish Falcons of America and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Wandryk was the husband of the late Christine Maliszewski Wandryk who died on June 14, 2001 and father of the late Michael Paul Wandryk who died on December 25, 2008.
Survivors include two sons and daughters in-law, John (Lynne) Wandryk of Dallas, TX and Kevin (Julia Caulfield) Wandryk of Los Altos, CA. Two granddaughters, Lauren and Kristen Wandryk. Brother, Frank (Carol) Wandryk of Batavia. Sisters, Antoinette Corbelli of Amherst, Anne O’Grady of Syracuse, Jane “Jennie” Crowe of Amherst and Constance (Jerry) McGuire of Fairport.
He was the brother of the late Onofre “Norf” Wandryk, Caroline and Rose Wandryk, Veronica Bezon and Sophie Trybushyn.
Friends of the family are cordially invited to share their thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the family on Thursday from 4-7pm at the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia. Prayers will be recited Friday 9:30am at the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am at Ascension Parish (Sacred Heart Site). Entombment with full military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.
The Ascension Parish Holy Name Society will recite the rosary at 5:45pm Thursday during the visitation at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the NYS Veterans Home Activities Dept., 220 Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020.
Expressions of condolence may be made at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements were entrusted to the J. LEONARD MCANDREW FUNERAL HOME, LLC, 2 Bogue Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Ronald Konieczny II, Director & Proprietor.