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Michael Gardyko

Profile Updated: November 11, 2017
Michael Gardyko
Michael Gardyko


Michael Gardyko


Michael Gardyko


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In
Traverse City, MI USA
Occupation - Are you retired yet?
Retired Healthcare Financial Administrator; MSU College of Business Spartan Mentor & Traverse City Film Festival Volunteer Manager
Children/ Grandchildren?
Son; Boutique Grocer, Chicago
Son; Music Composer, Los Angeles
Son; Attorney, Detroit
Son; More…Dual enrolled high school/college student, Traverse City
Grandchildren: Girl 2014 & Boy 2017
Dogs: Molson 2009 & Murphy 2015
Military Service
US Army Paratrooper, Parachute Rigger and Skydiver  
Will you be attending the 50th Reunion celebration September 14-15, 2018?


With which sports or activities were you affiliated?

Class of 1968 Reunion Committee

School Story

Not pictured in the 1968 Itella.
Attended DMHS Junior year and 2nd semester of Senior year.


Entered military service in September 1968 following DMHS graduation. Served as a US Army paratrooper, parachute rigger and skydiver from 1968 through 1970. Continued skydiving as a certified USPA Jumpmaster and licensed FAA Senior Parachute Rigger.

Graduated Michigan State University majoring in Accounting and Finance. Worked in public accounting, financial accounting, healthcare finance and administration. Retired January 2013 from healthcare financial administration after 30-years in that specialty.

Married with four sons. Residing in Traverse City, MI since 1990. Currently a MSU College of Business Spartan Mentor and a volunteer manager with the Traverse City Film Festival and the Traverse City Community Theaters. An avid skier and hunter living in the north woods.

Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 9:51 AM
My four sons at the 2013 wedding of my eldest and tallest son.
Posted: Jun 19, 2018 at 9:12 AM
My wife Lori and our youngest son at the 2013 wedding of our eldest. Our son is currently a high school junior and dual enrolled Northwestern Michigan College freshman. He plans to attend Michigan State University in 2019 following high school graduation. His mother and I are planning our first 'empty nest' vacation.
Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 9:52 AM
My granddaughter with her mother holding a sonograph of my unborn grandson.
Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 9:52 AM
My grandson born August 2017.
Posted: Apr 24, 2018 at 9:53 AM
Molson (2009) pictured in the foreground and Murphy (2015) taking our daily walk near our home. The 'boys' follow me everywhere. Goldendoodle brothers (same sire).