Simon C. Bandzi

Simon C. Bandzi, 90, of Slatington, passed away on Friday, March 29, in his home. He was the husband of the late Veronica R. (Papay) Bandzi.
Born in Czechoslovakia, he was a son of the late Joseph and Anna (Valechy) Bandzi.
He was a medic in the Army during World War II, having served under General George Patton in the Battle of the Bulge.
He worked for Penn Big Bed and National School Slate for 17 years. After that, he worked as a foreman in the maintenance department for the former New Jersey Zinc Co., Palmerton, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of the Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Slatington.
Bandzi enjoyed fishing in Canada with his parents and family.
He was a life member of the Slatington Skeet Club.
Surviving are two sons, Simon C. Jr., and his wife, Karen, of Walnutport, and Stephen S., and his wife, Dona, of Slatington; a daughter, Maria A., wife of Donald Kichline in Missouri; a sister Ann, wife of Stephen Szoke of Hellertown; a son-in-law, Edwin Q. Lehman of Slatington; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Veronica R. Lehman.
Service: Mass of Christian Burial 11 a m. Tuesday, April 2, Assumption B.V.M. Catholic Church, Slatington. Interment, parish cemetery. Call 7-8:30 tonight, Harding Funeral Home, 25-27 N. Second St., Slatington. Contributions in his name may be made to the memorial fund of the church, 649 W. Washington St., Slatington, Pa. 180800, or the V.F.W. Post 7215 Women's Auxiliary, 202 Cherry St., Walnutport, Pa. 18088.

Published in Times News on Apr. 1, 2013