Arkadiusz (Ardy) Protasiewicz, age 93.
July 9, 1928 – June 15, 2022. ‘Ardy’ was born in Wilno, Poland (now Vilnius, Lithuania) and grew up on a large farm. During WWII he fled from the Soviets and eventually wound up in Germany after the war was over and served with the US Army for 10 years. Ardy was married and had his first child when he emigrated to America in 1957. The new Americans were destined to go to Chicago but due to severe snow storms wound up in Rochester, NY instead. Ardy worked several jobs until getting hired by Delco Products – General Motors and worked as a Tool and Die Machinist until early retirement. Ardy enjoyed meeting new people at Parents Without Partners and being on the board as secretary/treasurer. He enjoyed riding his bike everywhere and had no problem going from town to town with it instead of driving his car. Ardy was quite the dancer and enjoyed the Polka, Waltzing and even Square dancing after joining the Cloverleaf Squares club.
Ardy lived in Irondequoit and Greece and traveled to Raleigh, NC and Florida to visit family and friends.
Predeceased by his father Platon, mother Anna (Stanska) and brother Erast. Survived by his former wife Helga (Horlemann) Gallagher, three children Anna Andrea (John) Foxton, Lola (Bob) Adamson, Alex (Carol Ann) Protasiewicz, 5 grandchildren: Renée (Mark) Baritell, Erik (Kristal) Protasiewicz, Nathan Foxton, Alexandra (Colin) Dehaven-Foxton, Matthew (Katie) Adamson, 1 great-granddaughter Avery Baritell and several cousins in Poland.
A Funeral Mass will be held on July 8th at 10:00am at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 1124 Hudson Ave followed by lunch at The Stutson House, 36 Stutson St.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hildebrandt Hospice Care Center or St. Stanislaus Kostka Church.
My sincere condolences to Ardy’s family. He was so much fun to be around when he visited Raleigh several years ago!
He spoke often about you and your nice friends.
Deepest condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss Lola.
Thank you very much Linda. Hope you and your family are doing well.
Zia zia will be missed. He was a very interesting fun loving man. He sure enjoyed life, his family and square dancing among other things. My sympathy to my dear friends, Bob, Lola and Mathew.
Alex and Carol,
Our condolences to you and your family regarding the recent passing of Ardy. We will always remember him riding around town on his bike.
Tim and Pat Ewell
Hi Tim and Pat,
Thank you for remembering him. That bike had a lot of miles on it. I’m surprised he didn’t make our deliveries with it.
Hope you and your family are all doing well.
Alex and Carol