October 5, 1948 - August 23, 2020
Married to Teresa Bondyra for 47 years, father of Eric and his wife Izabella, Slawek and his wife Aneta, and Maks and his wife Angelica, and 7 grandkids.
Grandchildren: Jacob, Daniel, Patrick, Adam, Dominika, Nick, Lukas.
He was born in Miłanowice, Poland, and moved to Mielno, Poland in 1955, where he enjoyed his childhood on the shores of the Baltic Sea.
He completed his military duty in the Polish Air Force from 1969-1973. And later worked in Polmozbyt auto manufacturing as a parts buyer.
He met his wife to be in Mielno, Poland in 1971 and marired in 1973 and soon moved to Lodz, Poland. As a side business Marian and his wife started a successful clothes manufacturing business in Koszalin, Poland when they moved from Lodz.
In 1980, under the pressures from the Communist Poland, Marian defected from Poland due to his involvement in the Anti-Communist Solidarity Movement, and spent 10 months in Austria in a small town in the Alps, awaiting his acceptance into the USA as a Political Asylum seeker. He was sponsored by Caritas International and arrived into the USA in Oklahoma City in 1981. After only few weeks he moved to Baltimore, Maryland to be closer to his Uncle Michal, Anastasia and his five cousins, where he received employment with his cousin’s company the Clean Air Heating and Air-conditioning Company where he spent 34 years until his retirenment. He also worked a part time job as a baker in Fells Point, and attended school for English language classes and other trade schools.
Five years after his arrival in the USA, he was joined by his lovely wife and his three sons from Poland.
In his free time Marian loved to take his family on weekend excursions, camping, fishing trips and traveling around the country and the world. He had an artistic side to him where he performed as an artist in the Polish Air Force theater, as well as the Ojczyzna
Polish Folk Song and Dance Ensemble in Baltimore and he especially loved to dance with his wife on the dance floor.
He was a great mentor to his three sons where he passed on the old school traditional values based on their Polish Heritage.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Masks will be required during all visitations and services, Mr. Bondyra's visitation and funeral service will be live streamed for those who cannot attend.
Live streaming of the visitation and services can be found here on our website starting on Thursday at 5PM.
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