Mike Wojdag Death – After a brief but brave battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Wojdag, 64, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA hospital. He was surrounded by his cherished family. David will be greatly missed by all of his many friends and family members, but perhaps even more so by the animals that he cherished and took care of throughout his life.
According to those who knew David, he was a level-headed and loving individual who possessed a fantastic sense of humor and had the ability to make an impact on the lives of those who came into contact with him. David spent his childhood in the town of Walpole in Massachusetts. He was the son of Mary Connolly (Wyatt), who resided in Sarasota, Florida, and the late Edwin J. Wojdag, who was from Upton.
Dave, a veteran who had served in the United States Army, was in charge of driving and repairing tanks in Germany in the early 1970s. He also served in this capacity during the Vietnam War. Additionally, the sharpshooter marksmanship badge was awarded to him. Dave was a self-employed carpenter who was known for the unique method of barn construction he used.
Not only were all of the barns he built beautiful, but he also took care to ensure that the interiors were both secure and pleasant for the animals who lived inside. David was a gentle and unassuming man who was kind to his friends and family as well as the animals he kept as pets. He was also kind to the animals he owned. Dave took pleasure in spending time with his family and friends, whether it was playing golf at Shining Rock, paying a visit to the Wongs, or going camping with his friends and horses.
Without him, each of our hearts is broken, and there will never be anyone who can take his place. David was the stepson of Janet Keay Wojdag of Upton. He was the brother of Edwin E. Wojdag and Diane Wojdag of Upton, John Wojdag and Alanna Wojdag of Bellingham, Mary Ellen Nowe of Venice, Florida, Bryan Wojdag of Upton, and the late Russell Wojdag of Sarasota, Florida.