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TSGT Michael John Gazdick

TSGT Michael John Gazdick

Hauto, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 26 Oct 2007 (aged 87)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Nesquehoning, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 184667624 · View Source
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Michael John Gazdick Sr., 87, of Macclenny, Fla., formerly of Nesquehoning, died Oct. 26 at the Acosta Run Hospice Center in Jacksonville, Fla. He was the husband of Elizabeth (Wansley) Gazdick.

He was the son of the late Stephen and Mary (Stianche) Gazdick.

A graduate of Nesquehoning High School, he attended EAst Stroudsburg College where he received his bachelor's degree in 1947, and then the University of Florida where he obtained his Masters Degree.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He also played semi-pro baseball.

He was a teacher, coach, and athletic director in the Baker County School System. He was principal of the former Baker County Junior High School and superintendent of the Baker County Schools.

He also was a four-year member of the Baker County School Board.

He was president of the Baker County Cancer Society for six years, secretary of the Macclenny Lions Club for 23 years and a life member, a referee for youth football, an an umpire for Youth Little League Baseball. He was instrumental in founding both youth football and baseball in Baker County.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Macclenny, where a mass was held on Oct. 30.

Surviving in addition to his widow is a daughter Mary Jean, wife of Tim Nelson of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Michael Jr. of Atlanta, Ga.; a sister, Margaret Zabo of Lansford; three grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers George, Stephen, John, and Joseph, and sisters Mary Gazdick R.N., Pauline Belovich, Anna Rusnak Mazak, Helen Yurick, and Agnes Bortnick.

The Joseph S. Blazosky Funeral Home, 81 E. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Times News (Lehighton, PA) on November 24, 2007

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  • Created by: Rebecka Puza
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  • Find A Grave Memorial 184667624
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Michael John Gazdick (2 Dec 1919–26 Oct 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 184667624, citing Saints Cyril and Methodius Parish Cemetery, Nesquehoning, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Rebecka Puza (contributor 48090318) .