In Memory

Sam Sudicky

Sam SudickySam Sudicky 63, died at home Monday, June 8, 2009. He was born on March 6, 1946 in Kingsville Ontario, Canada to Martin and Zuzana Sudicky.

He and his family moved to Southgate, California where he became a naturalized citizen at age 3. After he graduated high school in 1964, he went to work for Western Electric.

He joined the Navy in 1965 and served as a radioman on the USS Arlington. He was on board when the ship took part in the recovery mission for Apollo 11, which was the famed first moon landing. After leaving the Navy he went back to work for Western Electric and worked there for 23 years. He then went on to work for Sprint over the next 20 years as a fiber optic technician working in an area that he loved, the Feather River Canyon. Sam loved to research the history of trains, cars, planes and WWII. He also enjoyed exploring his family's genealogy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother John; and his niece, Linda.

He is survived by his wife Jackie of 29 years; his daughter, Stacy; his son, Brian and daughter-in-law Amanda, all of Chico; his sister, Sue Stefanides of Sparks, Nevada; brother-in-law, Steve Stefanides; and three nephews, Martin Sudicky of Oroville, Stephen Stefanides of Wenatchee Washington and Mike Sudicky of Nevada

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06/13/14 08:50 PM #1    

Peggy Pennington (Kleinpell)

What a great tribute to Sam.  It appears he had a good life, just not long enough.  Although these memorials bring sadness, it's nice to read about the good things that happened in our classmate's lives.  RIP Sam.


06/13/14 09:28 PM #2    

Mike Monciardini

Sam and I lived on the same street in South Gate, just a few houses apart. We had some great times together and wish we could reminisce. Tells one not to wait to long to contact an old friend !!

This is very sad for me.

06/14/14 02:55 PM #3    

Ronald Curtis

Jan and I lived in Chico and saw Sam ocasionally. Went to dinner with him and Jackie. His daughter in-law Amanda's father Bob was my boss at Fleetwood for a couple of years. Here is a picture of Jackie, Brian, Amanda and little Tommi.

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