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Honor Mission

Arthur J. Dryja, Veteran
USA - WWII, Korea
West Seneca, New York - 23 Aug 2017


We have been requested to stand in Honor of the Military Service of Arthur "Whitey" Dryja of Cheektowaga, who passed away on August 19th.
We have documentation that Mr. Dryja served in the Merchant Marines during WWII in both the Atlantic War Zone and the Mediterranean Middle East War Zone. (Merchant Mariners who served in WWII are officially recognized as Veterans.) According to the family, Mr. Dryja joined the Merchant Marines at the age of 16, served 6 years, came home, married, then was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War and Discharged as a Sergeant. The family and Funeral Director are searching for the Army documentation.
Obituary: http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/20/dryja-arthur-whitey/

Primary Staging Time: 7:45 A.M.

Hoy Funeral Home
3855 Seneca Street
West Seneca, New York - 14206

Ride Captain:

George Brown
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Special Instructions:

Flag Line for arrival of family and friends.
Prayer Service at the FH at 8:30 AM.
Followed by Dignified Escort to Queen of Heaven Church, 4220 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY 14206.
Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 AM.
Followed by Escort to St. Adalbert's Cemetery, 6200 Broadway, Lancaster.
Please arrive on time with a clean 3x5 American Flag, dress for the weather and bring a beverage for proper hydration.
Please ensure your large bike flags are properly placed and securely attached.
Thank you for your efforts in ensuring a good PGR presence in Honor of Mr. Dryja's Service and in support of his loving family.

Flags & Water:

Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted by:
Don Higgins, SRC, R-1
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