Monday, April 25, 2005

Hi Dave,

Here is a copy of an obit that I picked up on in the newspapers quite by accident.

Les Burkhardt

Andrew Vedoc MONTVILLE Published on 04/17/2005.


Andrew "Uncle Andy" Vedoc died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at St. Clare's Hospital/Denville. He was 91.
Born in the Wilkes Barre area of Pennsylvania, he attended local schools, before moving to New York City during the 1930s.
He was married to his beloved wife, Genia, in 1941, and they resided in Garfield and Montville for nearly 60 years.
During the Depression years of the 1930s, he worked at the Brass Rail in Manhattan, and attended the Stinson School of Aviation on Long Island, where he studied to be an aviation mechanic.
Between 1942 and 1946, Mr. Vedoc was a member of our country's "Greatest Generation", serving with the Army during World War II.
He was stationed in the Pacific and served as a military policeman and automotive mechanic on the islands of Ie Shima and Okinawa during the final critical campaign of April 1945 against Japan.
He attained the rank of staff sergeant and returned to Garfield in 1946.
Following the mechanical work he did in the service, Mr. Vedoc attended the United Radio and Television Institute in Newark.
Graduating as a television technician, he began his long career in television work. He worked in television and radar systems development with Dumont Television and Curtiss Wright in Paterson, and then became a senior video technician for CBS in Manhattan, where he worked for nearly 30 years.
He was a member of Local 1212 of the IBEW, Radio and Television Broadcast Engineers.
He built and tested broadcast equipment for CBS's studios and remote systems, and installed cameras at many conventions and sporting events.
In 1956, Andy designed and built his own home in Montville, which was his pride and joy.
He loved Genia, his entire family, his home, and his gardening.
He was particularly gregarious, and generous to his family.
After retiring from CBS in 1981, Mr. Vedoc returned to live out his years in Montville, and enjoyed the company of family and neighbors whom he kept supplied with exceptional home-grown tomatoes for over 40 consecutive seasons.
His dear wife, Genevieve, died in 1999.
His brother in law, Stanley Jaworski, died in 1998, and his mother, Mary Krajewski, died in 1991.
He is survived by his sister-in-law, Mary Jaworski of Toms River; his nephews, Peter Jaworski of Oceanport, Brigadier General Stanley Jaworski Jr. of Annville, Pa.; and his cousin, James Klubek of Wyoming, Pa.
He leaves a large number of nieces, nephews, and cousins, grandnieces, a grandnephew, a great-grandniece, and a great-grand nephew.
He will always be "Uncle Andy" and he will be greatly missed.
Arrangements by Laskowsi Funeral Home, Union.