Alfred William Padykula, 82, New Smyrna Beach, FL died Thursday, July 11, 2013. Al was born to Adam and Julia (nee Krason) Padykula in Chicopee, Massachusetts. He served our nation in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea and was a retired Deputy Agent for the Veteran's Administration. He came to this area in 1990 from Chicopee, MA and was a member of St Peter the Fisherman Episcopal Church New Smyrna Beach. His family remembered his love for vacations and spending time with and especially cooking for them. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Claudette Claire; children Peter Padykula of DeLand, FL, Doreen and Steven Villemaire of Chicopee, MA; grandchildren Tammy and Dennis Spencer of Springfield, MA, Tara and Harry Brandt; and the love of Popi's life great grandson Maxwell Brandt of Chicopee. Memorial donations are requested in his memory to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange FL 32129 or Oceanview Nursing Home, 4110 S Atlantic Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169. The family would like to specially thank the staff and administration of Oceanview Nursing Home and Halifax Health Hospice of Volusia for their care for Al. Share a memory with the family at www.BaldwinCremation.com.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 14, 2013