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Andrew C. Wronka

August 7, 1930 February 2, 2007
Andrew C. Wronka
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Early Friday morning, February 2, 2007, The Angel of Light had taken Andrew C. Wronka (Andy), a resident of Middletown for 41 years, to his final resting place. Andy was 76 years old.The son the late Eugene and Pauline (nee: Makulska) Wronka, he was born August 7, 1930 in Brooklyn, N.Y.Andy later moved to the Bronx, where he met and married his wife of almost 59 years, Helen (nee: Lyons) in April 1948. Andy had been a resident of Middletown since 1966 where he and Helen raised a loving family.He was the owner and operator of A.W. Moving Company which he started in 1968 and worked it until his retirement in 1986. He also loved helping his family who owned The Cove Clam Bar from 1991-2004. He enjoyed running the Keno Machine, filling the betting slips, and made sure all of the pencils were always sharpened.The highlights of his life were his five children, his eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Most of all, he enjoyed helping all the children and friends in his life. He always had a friendly hand shake for his pals and a kind word for the ladies. He remembered your name and made sure to ask about your family.Andy is survived by his loving wife, Helen at home; his beloved children: David Wronka and his wife, Theresa of Sarasota, Fla., Raymond Wronka and his wife, Linda of Middletown, Victoria Kelly and her husband, Frederick of Pine Bush, Deborah Matherly of Lutz, Fla., and Regina DesRosier and her husband, Stephen of Beaufort, S.C.; his beloved grandchildren: Raymond Wronka, Jr., David Wronka, Jr., Stephanie Finch, Melissa Massey, Jason Wronka, Tamara Miller, Jessica Matherly, and Stephen DesRosier, and eight wonderful and special great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.He was predeceased by his loving foster son, Patrick Brown and his son-in-law, Tony Matherly.Andy will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his passion for horse racing and sports and his heart felt feeling for his friends. Bob and Eileen Commerford have been close friends for over 40 years and said of Andy that he never had a bad word for anybody. There were so many special people in his life, he would want them to know how much he loved them, Tommy Brown, Johnny Stawarz, Charlie Rehnberg, Dale Rehnberg, Rob Landau, Sandy Aramondo, Virginia Mooney and his very best friend, his wife, Helen. He would want her to know, "I'll be loving you always, watching over my family always, and waiting for you always."Family and friends are invited to call from 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday, February 4 at Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc., 130 Highland Ave., Middletown.A Funeral Service of Remembrance will be celebrated on Monday, February 5 at 10:15 a.m. at the funeral home, with Father Cyril Owambo officiating. Burial will follow in the family plot in Scotchtown Cemetery in Middletown.Memorial donation's in Andy's name may be made to The Disabled American Veterans Department of New York, Inc., 200 Atlantic Ave., Lynbrook, NY 11563.Arrangements are under the direction of Applebee-McPhillips Funeral Home, Inc.;
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