Andrew Joseph (“Andy”) Sudylo of Phillipsburg, N.J., passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday evening, Feb. 20, 2021, following a long illness. He was 77.
Born in Podborze, Poland, he came to the United States as a young man and lived in Irvington, N.J. Andrew had also lived in Ogdensburg, N.J., and Jersey City before retiring to Phillipsburg.
Son of the late Walter and Jozefa (nee Rzegocka) Sudylo, Andy graduated West Side High School, Newark, N.J., and had proudly served two tours of duty in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was an E-4 Sargent serving as an airplane mechanic. Following the military, Mr. Sudylo worked as a diesel mechanic for Clinton Milk Co. Newark, N.J., for many years before starting his own company, Andy’s Marble and Granite in Jersey City, N.J.
He enjoyed running his successful company for over 24 years before his retirement. An all-American Soccer player, he had played with the Polish Falcons of Somerville, N.J., frequently playing at Weequahic Park.
He was a loving, kind and loyal, wise guy. He was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend to many.
He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Songile.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 33 years, Julia Sudylo; daughters, Dorothy and her husband, Robert Korfmann, of Dingmans Ferry, Pa., Carolyn Sudylo of Milford, Pa., and Michele and her husband, Joseph Varro, of Morristown, N.J.; cherished grandchildren, R.J., Haley, Christopher, Andrew, Victoria and Anneliese; sister Irene and her husband, Frederick Finnan; brother-in-law, Keith Songile; as well as his many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass was held Feb. 27 in the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Andover, N.J. Entombment immediately followed in the Church Cemetery. A celebration of Andy’s life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Ennoble Care Hospice (ennoblecare.com). Arrangements were made by Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, Newton, N.J.