Sabitino "Bud" Nardecchia, an Austin, TX native and longtime resident of Palatine, IL, died at 2 am Thursday Aug. 27, 2015 at his home in Spring, TX. He was 90.
Born March 30, 1925, Bud graduated from Austin High School in 1943. He served two years (1944-45) in the US Marine Corp 21st Regiment, 9th Battalion during World War II, engaged in combat in Iwo Jima, Guam and northern China. He was later active with the Williamson County Detachment #1022 - Marine Corps League in Georgetown, TX, where he served as senior vice-commandant and was named Marine of the Year 2009-10.
He was a 52-year member of The American Legion Post 336 of Chicago. In 2013 Bud was honored for his service at the Gleannloch Farms Veteran's Day parade in Spring.
Following the war, Bud attended four years at the University of Texas at Austin studying civil engineering. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in accounting and economics from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
Bud retired in 1986 as manager of capital accounting at Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America in Chicago, having served 35 years in engineering and accounting positions. Upon retirement, Bud and his wife Helen returned to his native Austin, later relocating to Georgetown, then to Spring to be near family.
He is survived by his wife, Helen Zimardo Nardecchia, who shared with him 58 years of marriage; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Timothy Barry of Hoffman Estates, IL, and Kathy and Robert Hughes of Spring; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Margaret Nardecchia of Spring; and six grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 9 am Saturday, Sept. 19 at The Village at Gleannloch Farms in the Multipurpose Room, 9505 Northpointe Blvd., Spring, TX 77379.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project. Bud has a memorial donation page at: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to Wounded Warrior Project. Bud has a memorial donation page at http://fundraise.wounded
org/rtt/Fundraising/individual/Bud-Nardecchia or you may donate through the Wounded Warrior Project homepage at http://www.wounded
Click on the green box "Donate: on the left of homepage, then select "In honor/memory of" and designate in memory of Bud Nardecchia.
You may also mail your honation to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 in memory of Bud Nardecchis, or call 877-832-6997.