, Salem, MA

October 21, 2013

William J. Kordalski, 91

Danvers — William J. Kordalski, 91, passed away on October 20, 2013, in the Chelsea Soldier’s Home. He was the husband of the late Muriel (Weinburg) Kordalski.

Born in Salem on April 10, 1921, he was the son of the late John and Anila (Golack) Kordalski. William was raised and educated in Salem and graduated from Salem High School in 1939. William and his wife resided in Danvers for 37 years. He served our county with the United States Army for over 20 years of service and was a veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Upon retiring from the Army, he was employed as a certified operating room scrub technician for 25 years at Beverly Hospital. William was an avid golfer. He also traveled extensively all over Europe, Japan and Mexico.

He is survived by his nieces and nephews, David, Paul and June Kordalski, Robert and Carol Kordalski McGinty, William, Peter and David Whalley and Roberta Whalley Harney; and dear friends, Earlene Vetere and William Cooper. He was predeceased by his siblings, Chester, Henry, Thaddeus (Bill), Stanley (Stash), Florence and Irene Kordalski and Genevieve Whalley.

ARRANGEMENTS: His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, in St. Richard Parish, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements made by C.R. Lyons & Sons, Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in William’s name to Army Emergency Relief Fund, 61 Quebec St., Unit 11, Devens, MA 01434-4479 or QMH Long-term Care, c/o Chelsea Soldier’s Home, 91 Crest Ave., Chelsea, MA 02150. Online condolences and directions may be found at