Arnold Joseph (Archie) Szymandera peacefully left his physical body on September 5 after waging a hard fought battle with cancer. Born in Washington D.C. on May 11 1950 to Anny and Mieczyslaw Szymandera Archie grew up in Racine Wisconsin and served in the Marine Corp in Vietnam from 1971 to 1972. Archie moved to Austin Texas after he was discharged from the military to start a family. While in Austin Archie built a career in the cabinet business and became a master craftsman. Archie will be remembered for his joyful light hearted spirit the beautiful and creative work he did with his hands his love of fishing and music and the marvelous meals he lovingly prepared for friends and family. Archie is survived by his wife Mary Lynn Szymandera (Winslow) of Bertram Texas; his daughter Weslie Elliott and her husband Stephen of Georgetown Texas; his granddaughters Mason and Lyle Elliott; his stepsons James Allen of Mill Spring NC; David Allen of Phoenix Ariz; Matthew Allen of Bertram Texas; his brothers Reinhardt Szymandera of Racine Wis; Mike Szymandera of Racine Wis and Allen Szymandera of Racine Wis; his nieces and nephews and numerous special friends including Patti and Joe Colbert of Bertram Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held at the home on September 29 2012. In lieu of flowers the family welcomes contributions in Archie's name to the Handicapped Veterans Association and the . Please offer condolences to the family by visiting www.clementswilcoxburnet.com..
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