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VADYAK, Joseph
VADYAK, Joseph 62, a 22 year resident of Palmdale, passed away at Antelope Valley Hospital on August 28, 2012. Joe was born in Coaldale, Pa., on June 3, 1950, to Joseph and Bernice Vadyak. Joe completed degrees in mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology and completed his doctorate at Purdue University. Joe began his career with the Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1981. He earned numerous awards for excellence in engineering. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph Vadyak, Sr. He is survived by his wife Linda of 32 years; daughters Jennifer (Will) Sampson of Lancaster, Deborah (Brian) Millberg of Portland, Texas, and Vanessa (Tyler) Havens of Stevenson Ranch; mother Bernice of Lansford, Pennsylvania; sister Elisabeth (Jeff) Gates of Macungie, Pennsylvania; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday, September 7, 2012, Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2012, both at Joshua Memorial Park & Mortuary, Lancaster. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to the American Melanoma Foundation, 4150 Regents Park Row, Suite 300, La Jolla, CA 92037, or to make an online donation go to and select 'Donation & Sponsorship'.

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