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Peter Dobrydnio, 67, Formerly Of Eastchester

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. – Peter "Pete" J. Dobrydnio, a former longtime resident of Eastchester, died Tuesday, Aug. 7. He was 67.

Dobrydnio was born in Mount Vernon. He graduated from Eastchester High School, where he played baseball and football. In recent years, he manned the chains for Eagles' football games.

He received an associate's degree from Mercy College in liberal arts. He joined the Air Force in 1965 and served four years of active duty and two years in the reserves. He was honorably discharged in 1971.

Dobrydnio worked as an associate at Curry Chevrolet in Scarsdale and Courtney Honda in Milford, Conn., and, most recently, at Milford Auto Supply in Milford. He was a lifelong member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, POW-MIA Connecticut Forget-Me-Not and Danbury Railway Museum.

He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, New York Rangers, Eastchester High School Eagles and modified racing. He also participated in softball leagues in Eastchester and Danbury, Conn.

Dobrydnio is survived by his wife, Rena Baeza Dobrydnio; a brother, Mitchell (Elaine) Dobrydnio; a sister, Christine Dobrydnio; a niece and a nephew.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Homes in Scarsdale. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Eastchester.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wounded Warriors, POW-MIA Connecticut Forget-Me-Not and the Animal Center in Newtown, Conn.

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