Michael E. Kandzer

July 14, 1958 - January 3, 2009
Michael E. Kandzer


Michael E. Kandzer, 50 of Wilmington passed away January 3, 2009.

He was preceded in death by father in law Zarif Sedra and his aunt Irene Tamosovich.

Michael is survived by his wife of 20 years Mona, daughter Jennifer, parents Tom and Florence Kandzer, sisters Jayne and Susan and mother in law Daurice Sedra.

Michael served 21 years in the US Navy Reserve as Commander. He was a Nuclear Engineer for GE. He was member of St. Mark Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. Michael was an avid runner. He was a caring contributor to his community and participated in numerous volunteer activities.

Family will receive friends from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Monday, January 5, 2009 at St. Mark Catholic Church where a mass will begin at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Disabled Veterans c/o DAV Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076 or Christian Children’s Fund, 2821 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond VA 23294 or St. Mark Catholic Church, 1011 Eastwood Road, Wilmington, NC.

Online condolences may be sent to www.wilmingtonburialandcremation.com

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • January 06, 2009
    MR & MRS RALPH A. FESTA says:
    TO THE KANDZER FAMILY, OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS TIME OF GEAT SADNESS, YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.BE STRONG AND TUST YOUR FAITH. MR& MRS FESTA

  • March 17, 2010
    Andrew says:
    Mike, sorry we could not meet up after I got back form Iraq.

  • January 06, 2009
    Kate (Hlivak) Zak says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with evryone who was so positively touched by knowing Michael. As one of his cousins, I hold wonderful memories in my heart from when we were all kids, playing at his house or ours... especially in the summers for a wonderfully fun backyard picnic. When he chose to go into the Navy we were so proud and excited, and he was such a great sport about writing back-and-forth, describing what he was learning. I know my Dad was especially proud of all his accomplishments throughout his life, and it made him happy he was able to stay in touch across the miles. Of course, words seem like so little at such a sad time like this, but do know they represent a lot of love and prayers for you.

  • January 05, 2009
    Barbara Apanites says:
    Dear Mona, Jennifer, Aunt Florence, Uncle Tom, Jayne and Susie< I am so very sorry, stunned and sad about cousin Michael. He would always come to mind whenever a song from his record collection that he so willingly shared with John Mike and me played on the radio. I'm sure we warped quite a few of his favorite albums. I can still picture him playing Stratego in the living room or just telling stories during holiday dinners. He was always so good about writing to Mom and Dad (Aunt Jackie and Dicky Boy) when he was in the service, in college and beyond. It was always such a treat whenever he came back to town and visited or just called to say hello. A huge loss to all. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. With much love, Barb Apanites

  • January 05, 2009
    Charles Heck says:
    May the God of all comfort console you and your family during your time of loss.