William A. Nedoroscik
William A. Nedoroscik

Obituary of William A. Nedoroscik

William A. Nedoroscik, 77, died peacefully in Saratoga Springs, NY on April 15, 2018. Born on August 11, 1940 in Cohoes, NY he was the son of the late John and Agnes Bozek Nedoroscik and was a dual resident of both Troy and Waterford, NY.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1961 aboard the U.S.S. Valley Forge and in the Naval Reserves until his honorable discharge in 1964. In 1965 he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1966, as a member of B Company 1st Battalion, 26th Marines Special Landing Forces, “Ned” as he was known by his fellow Marines, served honorably against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam. He participated in the since declassified operations known as Deckhouse III (Tinh Bihn Tuy Province), Deckhouse III phase 2-Code name “Toledo” (Tinh Phuoc Province), and Deckhouse IV (Quang Tri Province). He was honorably discharged in 1968.

For most of his civilian work life, “Bill” as he was commonly known, was employed in the construction industry, mostly by H & M Contractors and then by John L Wojcik, Inc.

Later in life, he became the Camp Manager at Kelts’ Grove in Waterford, NY. “Uncle Billy” as he commonly answered to, was a colorful character with a deep love for the residents. He was always helping someone in some way often for little or no monetary compensation. Known for delivering a curt, ornery comment, he made fast friends with anyone who responded in kind. Despite his tough exterior, he had a soft spot for children and those in need, especially military veterans.

As a patriotic veteran Bill served on the Board of Directors of the Veterans of Lansingburgh Club, Troy, NY. He also served as a marshal during several parades over the years and was awarded the “Veteran of the Year” award in 2016.

He is survived by his son William J. Nedoroscik of Weston, FL/Clifton Park, NY, brother of Carol (Wayne Soulia) VanAuken, Chuck (Linda) Nedoroscik, Jim (Peggy) Nedoroscik, and the late Deloris A Speanburg, Ed (Sharon) Nedoroscik, Jean (Walter) Herman and Jackie Nedoroscik. He had a special relationship with several nieces and nephews including Paula (Paul) Gudz VanAuken, Eddie VanAuken, Kathy VanAuken, Ed Nedoroscik, Frank Nedoroscik, Samantha Nedoroscik, Delene (John) Clow Arsenault, Conrad Arsenault, Walter Herman, Tania Herman, Richard Nedoroscik, Tracy Jones, Chuck Potter, John C. Nedoroscik, Robert (Linda) Langlais, Michelle Boyer Massaroni,Justin Bergman, Melissa Bergman, R.J. Langlais, Josh Langlais, and the late Carol Boyle. He is also survived by several great nieces and nephews.

Bill’s friends were Sharon Remillard and Carolyn Carrier as well as his extended family which includes: Blue, Buster, Chris, Gumby, Bridgette, Richie, Mary, Neil & Bill W., Joyce, Lynn, Tom R., Ron & Sharon, Tommy D., Lisa & P.J. H., Danny & Jimmy F., John M.., and everyone else not mentioned in this space from Kelts’ Grove and the Veterans of Lansingburgh Club.

The family also wanted to pass along their gratitude to the medical professionals that cared for Bill during his illness: Dr. Grimm, Dr. Casler, Dr. Holley, Dr. Medhi, Dr. Kim and the rest of the doctors and nurses at the Albany VA. Special thanks to the staff and Hospice at Wesley Community in Saratoga Springs for their professionalism and compassion.

Viewing will be held on Monday morning, April 23, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.at St. Michael's Church, 20 Page Avenue, Cohoes, NY 12047 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 10:00 a.m., then followed by interment with Navy and Marine Corps Honors at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. Family, friends and members of the public are welcome to attend. Talks will be kept brief at Bill’s request because as he said: “We’ve all got places to go!”

In lieu of flowers, Bill wished for donations to be made to the Veteran's of Lansingburgh, Attn: Member Donations, 777 FIrst Avenue, Troy, NY 12182 and please include William A. Nedoroscik in the memo. 

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted by the family to the John J. Sanvidge Funeral Home, Inc., 565 Fourth Avenue, Troy, NY 12182.

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