Apr 18 2017
Dorothy “Dot” Hazel Gandek, 89, passed away Monday, March 27, 2017. She was born August 12, 1927 in New Brunswick, NJ to the late Eugene & Mildred Suydam, Sr. Dot had lived in Jacksonville for the past 20 years coming from Palm Harbor, was of the Methodist faith and loved gardening. She was a friendly, outgoing, likeable person, was a good listener and will be truly missed by all. Dot was predeceased by her husband of 50+ years, Stanley Gandek; son, Richard Gandek; daughter, Pat Schrum; sisters, Mag Poliero, Carole Ketaner. Survivors include her son, Stan Gandek; daughter, Jean Gandek-Corbo (Paul); son in law, Bill Schrum; daughter in law, Lois Koch; brother, Gene Suydam (Nancy); brother in law, Jeff Ketaner; grandchildren, Brianna, Kristen, Chris, Heather, Alison, Kim, Scott; great grandchildren, Fia, Christopher, Lyndsey, Jonathan, Kayleigh, Megan; numerous other family and friends. Memorial services will be held Monday April 24 at 12:30pm in the chapel of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd 32218, with Pastor Andrea Fruscella officiating. Interment will follow in Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd 32218, 714-1110. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Community Hospice of N.E. FL.