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William Twardy, 83, Crompond Window Cleaner

CROMPOND, N.Y. – William W. Twardy of Crompond died May 28. He was 83.

Twardy was born Jan. 26, 1929, in New York City to Wasyl and Catherine Twardy. He married Anita Ignatik on June 21, 1952, and was a longtime member of the Window Cleaners Union.

In 1959, Twardy began working at Reliable Window Cleaning in Peekskill until he retired in 1993. He was known to family and friends as a renowned clammer, earning the nickname name "Clambo." He most enjoyed clamming near his summer home in Rhode Island.

Twardy built the family home in Crompond in 1959. He was an avid camper and active Boy Scout leader for Troop 84 in Toddville. Twardy also served as a former Little League manager in Cortlandt.

He was known locally for helping neighborhood kids with sports and buying baseball gloves for those who couldn't afford it. Recently, he spent a lot of time gardening with his wife, Anita.

Twardy is survived by his wife; two sons, William C. (Joan) Twardy and Michael Twardy; two daughters, Kathleen (Marc) Rosoff and Karen (Paul) Stover; seven grandchildren; and three cousins.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday at Yorktown Funeral Home . A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Cortlandt Manor.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Hudson Valley Hospital.

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