Gary J. Wydra

Gary John Wydra of Ridgecrest died Dec. 10, 2018. He was born in Hibbing, Minn., on Dec. 13, 1935. Gary graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1958 with a degree in aeronautical engineering. After a brief time in private industry, he came to China Lake where he worked until retirement.

He was a good son, brother, husband, father, granddad, neighbor and friend; a good man, devout, generous, kind and witty. He wanted little for himself and much for his family and friends. We will miss him forever.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Saundra Wydra, his son and daughter-in-law Paul and Deborah Wydra and his grandchildren Emily and Matthew Wydra. Other survivors include three brothers, two sisters and many others.

A service is scheduled at St. Ann Catholic Church on Friday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m.

— Submitted by the family of Gary Wydra

Story First Published: 2018-12-21