Andrew “Andy” Nykun Jr., 96, of Plant City and formerly of Great Meadows, N.J., died Sept. 7, 2013.
He moved in 2011, to Plant City, from Great Meadows, N.J., where he and his wife, Marjorie, lived for 65 years.
Mr. Nykun was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He operated a family farming business for many years, before retiring from Gray Construction. He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, in Great Meadows, Independence Seniors, Sts. Peter & Paul Seniors, in Great Meadows, and the Over 55 Club, in Hope, N.J.
He loved his wife, family and hometown. He enjoyed road trips to the Atlantic City casinos and sharing his passion for vegetable gardening with all his neighbors. His favorite pastimes were NASCAR and Indy racing, as well as polka dancing and country music.
Mr. Nykun was truly a caring, loving, kind-hearted gentleman with a unique humorous personality.
Survivors include his daughter, Debra; sister, Helen Zwarych; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Nykun, of Mendham, N.J.; four grandchildren, Jeffrey Nykun, of New York, Jodi Nykun-Recksiek, of Virginia, Amanda Nykun-Connor, of Virginia, and Abby Nykun of New Jersey; and great-grandson, Harrison Kurt Recksiek.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie; son, Richard; and brother, John.
Inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Sept. 21, at Pequest Union Cemetery, Great Meadows.
Online condolences may be made at hopewellfuneral.com.