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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?
Sons: 4 (1982,1985,1986 & 2000)
Daughters: 0
Grandchildren: 2
Goldendoodles: 2
Military Service
US Army Paratrooper  
School Story

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

Class of 1968 Reunion Committee (2017-2022)
Veterans Project Leader (2017-2022)
Webmaster (2017-2022)
Obituaries (2017-2022)
Liaison to Class of 1969 Reunion Committee (2017-2022)


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 from 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. Currently a MSU College of Business Spartan Mentor and a volunteer manager with the Traverse City Film Festival and the Traverse City Community Theaters.

Michael's Latest Interactions

Michael Gardyko has left an In Memory comment for PATRICIA BROWN HEINTZ.
Apr 29, 2021 at 10:52 AM

I was heartbroken this morning to learn of Pat Brown's passing. She was a good friend at Douglas MacArthur. My condolences to everyone and anyone who knew her. She was special.  

Mar 20, 2019 at 1:46 PM

Cathy, welcome to the DMHS class of 1968 website. As a guest, please feel welcome to explore. Contact me with any questions. We all wish you luck building your website for the class of 1969, contacting your classmates and hosting a great reunion in September 6-8, 2019.
I ask that any '68 graduate who has contact information for any classmate from 1969, please send Cathy an email through this website with your information.

Again Cathy, good luck!