Stephen T. Wrona 80 of Ludlow died Thursday January 12 in the care and comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Wilbraham October 24, 1931 son of the late Stephen and Catherine (Golemo) Wrona. Educated in local schools he was a 1950 graduate of Ludlow High School. At the onset of the Korean War he enlisted into the U.S. Air Force. After 4 years of military service, he was discharged with the rank of sergeant. He returned home to work for the family business, excavating and grading. After his fathers retirement from the family business, he turned what was once Wrona Brothers to S.T. Wrona, Inc. Since childhood, he had a passion for building models of airplanes which led him to joining the Sparks Radio Controlled Flying Club. His planes were so authentically built, that two of his GeeBee planes are displayed in museums. After his retirement from the excavating business in 1989, his interest in heavy equipment and the history of earth moving machinery continued by his building museum quality scale models. He also had a love of cars that led him to restoring a 1929 Model A Ford Sedan. He belonged to the Model A Ford Restores Club for most of his adult life. he was a Communicant of Christ the King Church. He is survived by his devoted wife of 59 years, Evelyn (Lucek) Wrona, his beloved children, Michael Wrona and his wife Marion of Holiday, FL Patricia DePina and her husband Jose of Ludlow, a granddaughter Rhonda Ladue and her husband James, and two great grandsons Derek and Gavin Ladue of Wilbraham. Sadly he was predeceased by a son Stephen Wrona III who died September 3, 2003. Also survived by extended family members and friends.
Independently Owned and Operated Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home and Cremation With Confidence by Kapinos-Mazur Care For The Community Since 1932
Funeral Services Celebrating his life will be Wednesday, January 18, at 11 AM from the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow followed by a Liturgy of Christian Burial in Christ the King Church at 12 Noon. Rites of Committal will follow with Military Honors in Island Pond Cemetery.