Michael Warchola

  • Visitation
    Thursday, February 7th, 2013
    2-4 & 7-9 PM
    O'Connell Funeral Home 
    Southampton, New York
  • Remembrance Service 
    Friday, February 8th, 2013 at 11:00 AM
    O'Connell Funeral Home
  • Cremation 
  • Service Type: Public

    Born  November 16 1918 in Johnstown PA. Spent 10 years at sea before  and during entire WW II. Started out passing coal on the Great Lakes and by wars end was a 1st  Assistant Engineer. Mike sailed the Seven Seas and saw so much, from shrunken heads on  the Amazon River to the scuttling of the German Battleship Graf Spee in the Rio Plata in  Uruguay. Pre deceased by his wife Norah whom he met while she served in the Womans  Royal English Navy (WREN) Her job was plotting convoys in Greenoch Scotland, and they met at a  dance. They married in 1943 and had a short honeymoon in London. They spent part of that short stay in the Underground  ducking V-1 buzz bombs. Pre deceased by son Michael, Lieutenant Ladder Company 5 FDNY  Murdered on 9/11 at The WTC. Survived by son Denis, Ret. Captain FDNY.  Mike had a long interesting  life, could fix anything, and will be missed by his family including his 5 grandchildren.

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