Jeffrey Theodore “Jeff” Twardy passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 with his three children present in Richmond, Virginia. Born in 1945 in Stamford, Connecticut; the son of Stanislava “Stasia” and Theodore “Ted” Twardy, Jeff grew up with his two sisters, Christine and Deborah. After achieving a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in history from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, Jeff was drafted by the Army from which he received an honorable discharge in 1969. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, Northern Africa, and the United States before enrolling in Washington and Lee University School of Law where he earned his law degree in 1973 and practiced in the DC metropolitan area for 30 years.
Jeff is survived by his three children, Elizabeth E. Twardy (Joseph P. Hoch), Sarah F. Stricevic (Stanislav Stricevic), and Jeffrey T. Twardy, Jr.; his two grandchildren, Nikola Tristan Stricevic, and Loretta-Anne Odessa Hoch.
Jeff lived in the Northern Neck area of Virginia for 15 years, most recently residing in Warsaw. He enjoyed gardening, growing his own vegetables, and cooking. He loved perfecting his kapusta, hot sauce, pickles, and jam recipes, and his recipe for Veal au Madeira was published in Southern Living magazine. He played and coached basketball for nearly 30 years, and was an avid golfer and fisherman, making annual trips with friends and family to Sunset Beach, South Carolina, Canaan Valley, West Virginia, and Chincoteague Island, Virginia. He never met a German beer, oyster or Polish sausage he didn’t like.
He was proud of his extensive T-shirt, hot sauce, and scotch collection. He didn’t hesitate to drive through several states to buy a particular cheese or ravioli for family gatherings, covering hundreds of miles in a day. He was passionate about music and never hesitated to introduce others to his favorite artists. He was a natural conversationalist and never met a stranger.
He loved being a grandfather and spending time with his children and grandchildren who affectionately called him “Dziadziu.”
A celebration of Jeff’s life will be scheduled for spring, 2020. Please contact the family via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.