Andrew “Andy” G. Dziduch, 93, died Tuesday Oct. 27, 2020 at Brooks Memorial Hospital in Dunkirk.
Andy was born in Dunkirk to the late George and Julia Dziduch.
In 1943, on the younger age of 17, Andy enlisted within the U.S. Navy and served his nation in World Struggle II aboard the LST 993. In 1950, Andy additionally served within the Korean Struggle aboard the usDuncan 874. In between the wars, he was enlisted within the U.S. Naval Reserves. He was a member of the Dunkirk Naval Militia Boxing Crew. Andy stayed related with many buddies he served with by touring everywhere in the nation along with his spouse to attend LST Navy reunions. Andy was a particularly proud veteran and was honored to be chosen because the Grand Marshall within the 2013 Memorial Day parade.
Earlier than leaving for the Korean Struggle, Andy met his sweetheart, Diane, and so they grew to become engaged after which have been married on Could 7, 1952. Andy had a love for carpentry, one thing that his father had taught him throughout his younger years. He went on to ascertain his carpentry occupation working as an apprentice for Bernett & Strauser, studying every thing there was to know in regards to the constructing commerce.
In 1953, Andy and Diane fashioned Andrew Dziduch Building Firm, the place he constructed and reworked many houses and companies in his neighborhood. Andy was an skilled at his craft, educating the carpentry commerce to his three sons. In 1982, Andy and Diane expanded their enterprise to incorporate a retail lumberyard, forming the ADD Lumber Firm. Andy and Diane got here up with the identify “ADD” by combining their initials. He leaves behind a household enterprise legacy with three ADD Lumber places. Andy continued to work into his 90’s. 5 of his youngsters in addition to, his son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandsons and granddaughters all proceed to function the household enterprise.
Along with his sturdy work ethic and household values, Andy had unwavering religion. He was a religious Catholic and a member of the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish for over 65 years. There he served as a eucharistic minister, on the parish council, and an advisor for St. Mary’s Cemetery. Andy believed deeply in household and serving to others. Similar to his spouse Diane, Andy at all times noticed the most effective in others. Andy cherished studying the newspaper on daily basis and will at all times let you know what was taking place around the globe. He was a humble man and though, one among few phrases, you knew he was at all times listening. He saved an open and curious thoughts in regards to the world, even into his older years. Andy can be remembered for his many tales, fast wit and infinite knowledge.
Outdoors of his household, enterprise and religion, Andy loved horse racing and even owned harness race horses. He would typically spend time along with his household and buddies at Buffalo Raceway and Batavia Downs to observe his horses race. Andy’s different hobbies have been finishing jigsaw puzzles, watching soccer (Buffalo Payments) and baseball (Boston Pink Sox), golf and wrestling.
Surviving are his seven youngsters: Linda (Leonard) Rao of Syracuse, Frederick (Zoraida) Dziduch and Gerald (Cheryl) Dziduch, each of Dunkirk, Laura (Ricky) Bellando of Fredonia, Kenneth (Karen Gentner) Dziduch of Fairview Texas, Lisa (Rick) Crandall of Dunkirk and Louise (Christopher) Lanski of Fredonia. Grandchildren: Thomas Rao, Christina (Brett) Myles, Leonard (Brandi Doyle) Rao, Daniel (Staci) Dziduch, Shannon (Chris) Dante, Jillian and Janelle Bremer, Cory (Aleah) Dziduch, Kellie Dziduch, Zachary and Mackenzie Crandall and Lydia and Claire Lanski. Nice-grandchildren: Josie and Jaxson Myles, Dominik and Andrew J. Dziduch, Nicholas Dante and Ellie and Ayden Dziduch. Additionally survived by cousin, Irene Could; and lots of prolonged grandchildren and great-grandchildren; in addition to many nieces and nephews.
Andy was preceded in loss of life by his spouse, Diane (Gregory) Dziduch, of 63 years; mother and father; brother, Stanley Dziduch; and sisters: Victoria Mikula, Florence Szopinski, Bernice Boring and toddler sister Doris Dziduch.
Following the rules and protocols administered by the governor of New York, kin and buddies could name on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., on the R. Mackowiak Funeral Dwelling Inc., 56 E Doughty St. Funeral Providers can be Monday morning at 10 a.m., in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Church. Entombment can be within the Assumption Mausoleum in St. Mary’s Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Northern Chautauqua Catholic College (NCCS), 336 Washington Ave., Dunkirk NY 14048 or Roswell Park Alliance Basis P.O. Field 631, Buffalo NY 14240.