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Theodore M. Wegrzyn

October 4, 1930 - March 25, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date March 31, 2017

Theodore M. Wegrzyn, 86, died peacefully on March 25, 2017 with his wife, Dolores, of sixty one years by his side. Ted was born on October 4, 1930 in Chicopee and remained a lifelong resident of the city. He graduated from Chicopee High School in 1948. After high school, Ted joined the U. S. Air Force and served in the Korean War until 1952. During his tour of duty, Ted was deployed to South Korea, as a senior radar technician for the 5th Air Force division. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with two bronze stars and also was recognized with the South Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the United Nations service medal. Ted was honorably discharged after the war. Upon returning home, Ted began work at F. W. Sickles in Chicopee in 1953 as a lab technician and was employed there until 1979. He then went on to work as an electronic technician at K & M Electronics in West Springfield until his retirement in 1995. Ted married his childhood sweetheart, Dolores Hajec in May of 1955 and their only child, Diane was born in 1962. He leaves behind his life, Dolores, his daughter, Diane Srebnick, son-in-law, Vincent and one niece and nephew. Ted was predeceased by his brother and four sisters. During his spare time, Ted loved being out in nature. He enjoyed fishing, hikes in the woods and looked forward each year to the fall foliage season. Ted was also an avid reader of science, space and mystery books. Theodore’s burial will take place on Friday, March 31, 2017 at 9 am at the Massachusetts Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, 1390 Main St. in Agawam. Calling hours are on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm at the Cierpial Memorial Funeral Home, 61 Grape St. in Chicopee Center.