RE: Passing of my brother Wesley
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:45 pm (PDT) .
Posted by: “Donald Wszolek” thewaz01
It is with deep regret that I report that my younger brother Wesley passed away on Sunday July 8th. Though he was the “renegade” brother who did not attend the Prep rather opting for Mount St. Michaels, he earned his Jasper wings by attending Manhattan College and becoming the third of the three Wszolek boys to graduate. Below is his obituary so that you might know a little more about him.
Wesley Michael Wszolek, age 67, a long term resident of Yonkers, passed away Sunday morning, July 8th in White Plains Hospital, White Plains, New York of complications from a long battle with cancer. He was born in February, 1951 in Yonkers,NY, to the late Walter M. and Florence (nee Jankowski) Wszolek..
He is survived by his beloved wife, Bridget (nee Bohan) Wszolek; two sons, ChristianWszolek and his wife Karen of Bronx, NY and William Wszolek of New York, NY. Healso leaves behind his brother Donald J. Wszolek and his wife Amy of Montvale,NJ and brother Roger W. Wszolek and his wife Lorraine of Yonkers, NY. Inaddition to his parents, he was predeceased by his stepmother, Carol (neeLucas) Wszolek.
Wes was raised in Yonkers, NY, educated at the St Mary’s School and Mount St. Michaels High School. He graduated in 1973 from Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from Pace University in 1989.
Wes spent 37 years working in various capacities within the Paramutual Department at Yonkers Raceway. He also worked in senior accounting roles for the City of New York and the City of Yonkers Parks Department.
Wes was an avid fisherman and maintained a small boat on the Pepacton Reservoir where he spent many days on the water enjoying the beautiful sunshine and scenery. He was a passionate gardener, making his family’s house a truly special place to call home after planting and cultivating a diverse assortment of trees and flowers.
Wes was a lifelong sports fan and called the New York Yankees and New York Jets his favorite teams. Go Jets! His love and encyclopedic knowledge of horse racing knew no bounds, as well as his enjoyment of New York Times crossword puzzles.
He will be forever missed by the love of his life Bridget, his children, his brothers, his sisters- and brothers-in-law Amy, Lorraine, Mary, Christine, Athena, Ellen, John and Peter. As well as many loving nieces, nephews and loving friends.
Wszolek, Don [MC1968]
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[JR: Don was my classmate at the Prep and was “up the hill” from me at Alma Mater. My condolences and prayers to the family.]
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Joe Mastropolo commented on JOBIT: Wszolek, Wesley Michael [MC1973 RIP] 2018-Jul-08
2018-Jul-14 RE: Passing of my brother Wesley Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:45 pm (PDT) . Posted by: “Donald Wszolek” thewaz01 It is with …
I attended Mt. St Michael with Wes from ’65-69 and I could see from the getco that he was an unusual person. He spoke often about his love for the track (he was a teenager) so I think it fitting that his employment was connected to the horse racing environment. I can still recall his booming “authoritarian” voice that he would use and keep his classmates in stiches. RIP Wes, may the Lord embrace you through eternity. Joe Mastro Class of ’69
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