CORTLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Arvada Gidycz, passed away Saturday, August 5, 2023, at home after a short illness.

Arvada was born December 13, 1931, in Guard, Maryland a daughter of the late Earl and Naomi Savage Bowser.

She was united in marriage on July 5, 1959 to Raymond L. Gidycz who passed away October 11, 2010.

Arvada retired from Packard Electric in 1988 after 25 years of service.

She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W., The National Packard Museum and I.E.W./C.W.A. Local 717.

She was of Christian faith.

She enjoyed everything outdoors. Caring for her lawn, garden, flowers, birds and butterflies.

She is survived by her son, Randall Gidycz and his partner, Clifford Lloyd; a brother, James D. Bowser; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death besides her parents and husband, were son, John R. Wilkins; five brothers and one sister.

Per her request there will be no services.

Family is in the care of Lane Family Funeral Homes, Shafer-Winans Chapel, 164 N. High Street, Cortland, OH 44410. Online condolences can be made at

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A television tribute will air Tuesday, August 8 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.