The Life of Nicholas Wynnick

Nicholas B. Wynnick, 95, a resident of Ansonia since 1945, entered into eternal rest on August 14, 2015, at CT Hospice in Branford. He was the husband of the late Harriet Listwon Wynnick. Mr. Wynnick was born in Sunbury, PA on Dec. 11, 1919, son of the late Michael and Mary Bobiak Wynnick. He graduated from Derby High School in 1936. In 1942, he received an induction notice from the Army but was selected for enrollment in the elite Gallup Island Radio School on the island outside of Boston Harbor. There, he was trained in seamanship, radio communications and electronics by the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy and Maritime Service. Upon graduation, he sailed as radio officer in the Merchant Marine from the Gulf of Mexico to the North Atlantic and later took part in the North African and Italian campaigns until 1944. After returning home, he took courses at Bullard Havens Tech. School and at Yale. He retired in 1977 as lead man in the Carbide Die Dept. of the former American Brass Co. He had also worked at the Shelton Tack Co., Sidney Blumenthal Co., and Norden Instruments. Mr. Wynnick held Federal Communication Commission Commercial Radiotelegraph and Radiotelephone licenses and an extra class amateur radio license. He also held a CT Certified Electronic Technician unrestricted license and had a technical article published in an international electronic magazine. In the 1970’s, he was an active member of the Ansonia Conservation Commission, Ansonia Civil Defense and the Ansonia Historic District Commission. He was also a delegate to the Governor’s Conference on Libraries. Active in historical research, he had a Researchers ID Card at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. A life member of the Derby Historical Society, he was also a member of the American Brass Retirees Club, Gallup Island Radio Assoc., Woodmen of the World, U.S.N. Armed Guard Veterans of WW II and the D.A.V. He was a survivor of the Battle of the Atlantic and in 1993, participated in its 50th Anniversary Celebration in Liverpool, England. He was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church in Ansonia. He is survived by a son, Mark Wynnick (Betsy) of Milford, a daughter, Marcia Renker of Rochester, NY, cherished granddaughters, Kristina and Alyssa Wynnick and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sisters, Kathleen Wynnick Prencik and Sonia Elizabeth Wynnick and a brother, Stephen “Champ” Wynnick. Visiting will take place on Tuesday August 18, 2015, from 9:00 am until 10:30 am in the chapel of the SPINELLI-RICCIUTI/BEDNAR-OSIECKI FUNERAL HOME, 62 Beaver Street in Ansonia. At 10:40 am, his funeral will process to Sts. Peter & Paul Church in Ansonia for a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:00 am. Interment with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery in Ansonia. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 200 Executive Blvd., Suite 4B, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To send an act of sympathy, please visit





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