header 1
header 2
header 3

Michael Gardyko

Profile Updated: November 8, 2017
Michael Gardyko
Michael Gardyko


Michael Gardyko


Michael Gardyko


Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In
Traverse City, MI USA
Retired Healthcare Financial Administrator; Traverse City Film Festival Volunteer Manager
Son; Boutique Grocer, Chicago
Son; Attorney, Detroit
Son; Music Composer, Los Angeles
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  

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 USPA Jumpmaster and 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 volunteer manager with the Traverse City Film Festival and the Traverse City Community Theaters. An avid skier and hunter living in the north woods.

School Story

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

Michael's Latest Interactions

Michael Gardyko has left an In Memory comment for ROBERT NICKLYN.
Nov 11, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Veterans Project

Military service profiles are currently being researched for each of DMHS class of 1968 deceased veterans. The congressional office of General Jack Bergman is assisting in this effort. We are also contacting family members to provide information and pictures when available.

If you know a family contact for any of our deceased veterans, please email the information to gardyko@gmail.com or through this website.

Profile completed: Robert Nicklyn (posted: 09/29/17) and Dale Carlton (posted 11/11/17).

Family members contacted for: James Reinig, Dennis Howay, Alan Kumm and Dennis Wenzlick.

Seeking family contacts and information for: Kenneth Kisser and David North.

Thank you for any assistance you can offer.

Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 1:28 PM
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 1:28 PM
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 1:35 PM
Posted: Aug 24, 2017 at 1:21 PM
Posted: Aug 19, 2017 at 1:34 PM