Stan “Red” Bazydola
Funeral Mass for Stan “Red” Bazydola will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3001 Belmont Blvd., Nashville, with Father Mark Sappenfield officiating. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at Blakeford, 11 Burton Hills Blvd, Nashville following the mass. Interment will be scheduled in June at St. John’s Cemetery in Darien, CT. Graveside services will be announced at a later date.
Stan Bazydola, age 88 of Nashville, passed away April 10, 2023, in Woodcrest at Blakeford.
Born February 27, 1935, in Stamford, Connecticut, he is the son of the late Stanley John and Estelle Gavel Bazydola, Sr. Stan was a graduate of Catholic University and post-graduate of the University of Connecticut. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force, and was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. Stan was also Third Degree in the Knights of Columbus. He worked as a mechanical engineer and program manager for Sikorsky Aircraft for over 40 years and was a train enthusiast. Stan and Peg raised their family in Fairfield, Connecticut, until his retirement. They then moved to New Bern, North Carolina, where they enjoyed many years of boating, traveling and family visits. In 2014, Stan and Peg moved to Nashville and continued to be active with traveling and the many activities Nashville provided. Stan grew to love ice hockey both as a hockey Dad and spectator. Originally a Hartford Whalers fan, Stan ironically became a Carolina Hurricanes fan when he and the Whalers moved to North Carolina. He then became a Nashville Predators fan after moving to Tennessee. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved daughter in law, Traci Watcke Bazydola.
He is survived by his wife of over sixty two years, Margaret “Peggy” Bazydola; five children, Kenneth (Sarah), Stephen (companion Kate O’Leary), Michael (Shari), Gregory (Kelly), and Christopher (Kristine); nine grandchildren: Ryan (Tracii), Alexis, Zach, Carissa, Lucas, Sophie, Ethan, Nolan and Katie.
He will be sorely missed by his family and friends and will be remembered fondly for his wit, stories, blind copied emails and the enjoyment he got from seeing his grandchildren grow and find their way in this world.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Christ the King School, Nashville, TN, and HealthWell Foundation (Acute Myeloid Leukemia fund) in Stan’s memory.
LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142 www.ligonbobo.com
Smart, kind and a great sense of humor!