Shedina, Stephen

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Stephen was born on November 22, 1915, a son of Bohemian immigrants, William and Mary Shedina.

After the death of his father, his mother, Mary, married Roman Przysiecki. Stephen's step siblings were:

Marriage And Children

Stephen married Elizabeth J. Kolb who was born and raised in Coeymans on October 7, 1950. Their children were:

  • Lydia (Elmer) Ogaard of Knox married Elmer T. Ogaard
  • Marie A. Simon of Rockport, Texas married Lawrence D. Simon.
  • Stephen F. Shedina Jr


He served in the Army from June 24, 1941-1945. He was a Medic, serving in Panama (Luzon, Aklan, Manila Negros, Panay) & the Philippines, New Guinea, S. Pacific @ Yellow Beach, New Ford Island. He was guarding the Panama canal when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor

U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 about Stephen F Shedina[1]
Name: Stephen F Shedina
Birth Year: 1915
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: New York
State of Residence: New York
County or City: Albany

Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1941
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment City: Fort Jay Governors Island
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Farm hands, general farms
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 68
Weight: 153

His Life

He was a member of: Knox Reformed Church since 1951, the Hilltowns Senior Citizens, the Gallupville Grange # 893. Inactive member of the American Legion Post # 977, an original member of the Knox Volunteer Fire Department


Knox Cemetery
NOV 22 1915 - APR 21 2009
Knox Cemetery
Stephen F. Shedina
Nov 22, 1915 -
Knox Cemetery
Elizabeth Shedina
Sept 26, 1922 -
Knox Cemetery
Stephen F. Shedina
1954 - 1958

Stephen died on April 21, 2009 in Albany, NY


Shedina, Stephen F.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice[2]

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Deceased Name: Shedina, Stephen F.

KNOX Stephen F. Shedina, 93, died at home Tuesday April 21, 2009. He was a Army medic serving in South Pacific during World War II. Stephen is survived by his wife, Elizabeth J. (Kolb) Shedina; two daughters, Lydia (Elmer) Ogaard of Knox and Marie A. Simon of Rockport, Texas; seven grandchildren, Stephen, Michael (Mandi), Erica, Diana, Wesley (Susan), Stephanie (Justin) and Kevin; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Nathan, and Jonathan; a stepbrother, William Przysiecki of Schoharie. He is predeceased by his son, Stephen F. Shedina Jr.; sister, Mary Cienciva; three brothers, William, Joseph and Charlie Shedina; a stepbrother, Roman Przysiecki; three stepsisters, Mary C. Smith, Helen Sprung and Julia Rener; as well as a son-in-law, Lawrence D. Simon. A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. on May 1, 2009 at the Fredendall Home, Altamont, followed by an interment in Knox Cemetery. Donations may be made in Stephen's memory to the Knox Reformed Church, PO Box 86, Knox, NY 12107 or the American Legion Post 977, P.O. Box 461 Altamont, NY 12009.

Edition: Final Edition
Page: B5
Copyright, 2009, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.

Social Security

Stephen F. Shedina: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record[2]

Name: Stephen F. Shedina
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Monday November 22, 1915
Date of Death: Tuesday April 21, 2009
Est. Age at Death: 93 years, 4 months, 30 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Berne; South Berne; West Berne
County: Albany
State: New York
ZIP Code: 12023
Latitude: 42.6069
Longitude: -74.1594

Census Records

1920 United States Federal Census about Steve Shedina[1]

Name: Steve Shedina
Age: 4
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Birth Year: abt 1916
[abt 1915]
Birthplace: New York
Home in 1920: Guilderland, Albany, New York
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: William Shedina
Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
Mother's Name: Mary Shedina
Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William Shedina 36
Mary Shedina 32
Mary Shedina 11
Joseph Shedina 10
William Shedina 5
Steve Shedina 4
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1930 United States Federal Census about Stephen Shedina[1]

Name: Stephen Shedina
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1916
Birthplace: New York
Race: White
Home in 1930: Knox, Albany, New York
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Roman O Przysiecki
Father's Birthplace: Bohemia
Mother's Name: Mary Przysiecki
Mother's Birthplace: Bohemia
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Roman O Przysiecki 44
Mary Przysiecki 42
Joseph Shedina 20
Roman C Przysiecki 16
William J Przysiecki 10
William Shedina 15
Stephen Shedina 14

Additional Media

Thanksgiving guests of Elmer and Stephen Ogaard were Steve and Betty Shedina, Erica Ogaard, Melanie from Albany, and Wesley Simon of Texas and Rhode Island.

Wesley Simon is an ensign in the United States Navy. He had the privilege of presenting his grandfather, Stephen Shedina, with medals earned while serving in the Army during World War II. The Army had promised them but the medics never got the medals.

Wesley Simon spent a long weekend with the Ogaards and his grandparents.

Altamont Enterprise - December 5, 2002


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