LOWVILLE, N.Y. —
“Stash” Bandych, 79, formerly of River Street, died
Friday morning, March 9, at Lewis County General Hospital.
funeral Mass will be said 10 a.m. Monday, March 12, at St.
Peter’s Catholic Church, Lowville, with Rev. Christopher
Carrara, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St.
Stanislaus & Casimir Cemetery, Whitesboro at 1:30 p.m.
Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at
Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc., Lowville.
Born July 8, 1932, a son
of the late Walter and Victoria Matuszczak Bandych, he
graduated from Lowville Academy, and served in the Army as a
paratrooper, until his discharge on Nov. 18, 1955.
Following his service, Mr. Bandych returned home to work on
the family farm until 1972. In 1958, he married Esther
Pomerville. In 1972, he went to work for the Lowville
Farmer’s Co-Op, and worked there until 1982, at which time
he re-opened the old Seaway Gas Station in Lowville, under
the name of Stash Bandych and Sons. In 1985, he opened
Stash’s Pub in Lowville, while continuing to sell
agricultural products throughout Lewis County. Mr. Bandych
moved to New York Mills in 1999, and returned to Lowville in
was a member of BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge, a member of the
Lowville American Legion Post #162, and was a member and
Past President, of the Glenfield Polish-American Club. Mr.
Bandych was an honorary member of the Martinsburg Fire
Department, and played in the Lewis County Fast Pitch
Softball League during the 1960s and 1970s.
Bandych bowled in area leagues, and enjoyed golfing.
He loved his Polish music, polka dancing, and Polish food.
He was an avid New York Yankees and New York Giants fan.
He is survived by his
wife, Esther; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Wally
Bandych of Lowville; Bruce Bandych and his fiancé, Donna
Johnson of Carthage; David and Rachel Bandych of Rochester;
a grandson, Jordan Bandych; two great-grandsons, Brahm and
Vaughn Bandych; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Eleanor
Virkler of West Winfield, NY; Helen and Jim Keohane of
Watertown; a brother, Leo Bandych of Rome. Mr. Bandych is
also survived by a special friend, Loretta Kapolka of
Yorkville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is
predeceased by a brother, Jimmy Bandych.
Contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association,
6390 Fly Road, 2nd Floor, Syracuse, NY 13057.
may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.
Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and