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William Bernard Wyda

  • Birth 8 Jan 1930 Miners Mills, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 2013 West Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Colley, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 103570555

William Bernard "Bill" Wyda Sr., 83, and his wife Janet Lee Oliver Wyda, 79, of New Albany, Pa., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 as the result of a motor vehicle accident in West Burlington Township, Pa.

Bill was born Jan. 8, 1930 in Miners Mills, Pa., a son of Joseph and Mary Kubitsa Wyda. Janet was born Sept. 19, 1933 in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a daughter of Floyd and Jennie Stoddard Oliver. Bill and Janet were married on March 21, 1952 in Trucksville, Pa., and celebrated 60 years of marriage last year.

Bill enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in January of 1948. He made the Inchon Landing with the 1st Marine Division and served in combat in the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.

He was later employed by the Ingersoll-Rand for many years until his retirement. He was a life member of the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League, "The Chosen Few" Survivors of the Chosin Reservoir, the 1st Marine Division Association, Dushore American Legion Post No. 996 and Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda and was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42.

Janet was employed by Ames Department Store in Towanda until her retirement in 1995.

Janet and Bill enjoyed traveling and trips to Bill's military reunions.

Surviving are their children; Kathy and Rob Blackstone of Livingston, Texas, David and Tammy Wyda of Nescopeck, Pa., Bill Wyda of Hazelton, Pa., and Patty Burk of Harrisburg, Pa., eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Bill is survived by three brothers and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson Daniel.

Janet is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister and brother and a beloved grandson Daniel.

The family will receive friends from 7 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa.

A celebration of the lives of Bill and Janet will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013 at the funeral home with Pastor Lynn Carr officiating. Interment will follow in the Colley Cemetery, Colley Twp., Pa., with full military honors accorded by the Penn York Detachment Marine Corps League and Dushore American Legion Post No. 996. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL 32256 in William Bernard Wyda Sr.'s memory and to St. Joseph's Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325 in Janet Lee Wyda's memory. Memories and condolences may be expressed and shared by visiting

Published in Daily Review on January 14, 2013

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  • Added: 14 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103570555
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Bernard Wyda (8 Jan 1930–9 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103570555, citing Colley Cemetery, Colley, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47171969) .