American Veteran 01


December 23, 1923 ~ May 19, 2022 (age 98)


Walter F. Boryca, 98, of Piqua, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Kettering Hospital of Piqua. He was born December 23, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Walter J. and Rose (Kopistecki) Boryca. He married Norma B. Dickerson February 15, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois; and she preceded him in death March 9, 1999.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Jenkins of Piqua; two sons, Patrick (Kimberly) Boryca of Eaton, Michael Boryca of Columbus; seven grandchildren, Shelley (Charles McIntire) Kraft, Shawn (Angie) Connell, Christopher (Jen) Boryca, Jenny (Adam) Arey, Andrew Huster, Colbe Marquay, Hannah (George) Stefanidis; twelve great grandchildren, Ashley (Travis), Cassidy, Elise, Ethan, Jayden, Ryleigh, Kayla, Avery, Lynlee, Walter, Dean, Eliza; two great great grandsons, Spencer, Callan; a daughter-in-law, Susie Boryca of North Lake, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews; his caregivers who worked tirelessly, Kim Anderson and Charles McIntire; his close friend, Dick Brandewie and all his Ron Aire neighbors. He was preceded in death by a son, Walter; a sister, Irene Hayhurst; and one great granddaughter, Sarah.

Mr. Boryca worked as an Electrical Foreman for Turner Electric from which he retired. He was a member of Local Union 82 IBEW. He served proudly in the United States Army in World War II and was a member of the First Special Service Force “Devil’s Brigade”. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the Golden Boys Golf Club. He was also a gifted bowler. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Additionally, he liked to spend his time with his family on their houseboats and was an avid mushroom hunter. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Piqua, then in Covington; the American Legion Post #184; and the VFW Post 4874. Most importantly, he dedicated himself to his children and grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed attending any and all of their events and looked forward to spending time with them at family functions. In 2021, Walt was honored to be involved with Dream Flights and their Operation September Freedom Project. He was able to serve one more “military” operation in a vintage World War II era training plane. This flight was his first landing in an airplane as he was trained as a parachutist. Walter will be sorely missed by his family and all those who loved him.

A service to honor his life will begin at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Joshua Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, Covington where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Dream Flights, 1894 E. William St. #4-451, Carson City, NV 89701 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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May 23, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Funeral Service
May 24, 2022

10:00 AM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High St
Piqua, OH 45356


Dream Flights
1894 E. William St. #4-451, Carson City NV 89701

Wounded Warrior Project
P.O. Box 758516, Topeka KS 66675

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