August 12, 2017
Raymond J. ‘’Ray’’ Twardzik, Bradenton, Fla., died Aug. 12, 2017.
He is a graduate of Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., Class of 1946 and Wilbur Lynch High School Class of 1941, Amsterdam, N.Y. He served in the US Army during WWII and was captured in the Battle of the Bulge and was held as a POW in Germany.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 67 years, Isabel P. Twardzik; three daughters, Margaret T. Regan of Morgan Hill, Calif., Nadine R. Batoha of Hodges, S.C., Janet F. Twardzik of Clifton Park, N.Y.; and grandchildren, Katy and Dylan Regan. He was predeceased by his daughter, Eileen T. Hollister.
He was employed as an engineer in the General Electric Company in Schenectady, Syracuse and Daytona Beach, Fla. He was a licensed professional engineer in New York State and Florida. He was a member of the GE Elfun Society, a Chapter Commander and Board Member of the Manasota Chapter of EXPOW, a National Service Officer of the American EXPOW Organization, Officer and Board Member of the Garden Lakes Village 1 Condo Association, member of the D.A.V. and ARRL. He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed playing his accordion and piano. He was an active ‘’ham’’ radio enthusiast from 1939.
Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, 833 Magellan Drive, Sarasota, FL 34243 or Tidewell Hospice, Inc. 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.