William E. Kardash Jr. (1945 - 2013)

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William E. Kardash, Jr.

William Edward Kardash, Jr. ("Bill"), 68, of Dagsboro, Delaware died Saturday after a long battle with cancer.

He was born to the late William and Mary Kardash, March 5, 1945, in Troy, New York. Bill graduated from Niskayuna High School in 1962 and received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University in 1967, and later received a Masters of Education from Towson University in 1976.

Bill joined the military in 1967 serving as an Army Ranger in the 82nd Airborne. He served with honor and valor in the Viet Nam war receiving the Bronze Star. Upon returning from Viet Nam, he joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent where he worked until he retired in 1997. He then worked as an engineering consultant until 2000.

Bill married Carol Kardash in 1966, and they lived in many places as required by the Army and the FBI before settling in Burke, VA where they lived for 22 years. They relocated to Dagsboro in 2000.

Bill was an avid boater and fisherman. He was also known for his ability to fix anything and his willingness to use this skill to help his family, friends and neighbors. He was a member of Saint Ann's Catholic Church, the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and he served on the Board of Bay Colony Marina.

Bill is survived by his wife, Carol and two children: Christine Kardash of Arlington, Virginia; and Michael Kardash, of Haymarket, Virginia. He is also survived by his three sisters; Anna Miles-Reich, of Summerfield, Florida; Pauline Battaglia of Rotterdam, New York; and Janet Chepulis of Lake Nancy, New York. He also is survived by his daughter-in-law Rebecca Kardash and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Friday, April 19th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 35318 Church Road, Frankford, DE. 19945, where a visitation will be held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Burial will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Dagsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Bill's memory to, Millville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 64, Millville, DE. 19967 or Peninsula Regional Medical Center, 100 East Carroll St, Salisbury, MD. 21801.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.melsonfuneralservices.com.

Published in The News Journal on Apr. 17, 2013
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