Arnold Joseph (Archie) Szymandera

Published 8:39 am Friday, September 7, 2012

Arnold Joseph (Archie) Szymandera peacefully left his physical body on Sept. 5, after waging a hard fought battle with cancer.

Arnold Joseph (Archie) Szymandera

Born in Washington D.C. on May 11, 1950 to Anny and Mieczyslaw Szymandera, Archie grew up in Racine, Wisc. and served in the Marine Corp in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972.
Archie moved to Austin, Tx. after he was discharged from the military to start a family. While in Austin, Archie built a career in the cabinet business and became a master craftsman.
Archie will be remembered for his joyful, light hearted spirit, the beautiful and creative work he did with his hands, his love of fishing and music and the marvelous meals he lovingly prepared for friends and family. Archie is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Szymandera (Winslow) of Bertram, Tx.; his daughter, Weslie Elliott and her husband Stephen of Georgetown, Tx.; his granddaughters Mason and Lyle Elliott; his step-sons, James Allen of Mill Spring; David Allen of Phoenix, Ariz.; Matthew Allen of Bertram, Tx.; his brothers Reinhardt Szymandera of Racine, Wisc.; Mike Szymandera of Racine, Wisc. and Allen Szymandera of Racine Wisc.; his nieces and nephews and numerous special friends including Patti and Joe Colbert of Bertram, Tx.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the home on Sept. 29.
In Lieu of flowers the family welcomes contributions in Archie’s name to the Handicapped Veterans Association and the American Cancer Society.
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