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Celebrating the life of
Walter N. Nedriga
Passed away on February 22, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 4:00pm to 6:00pm - Saturday, February 24, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Private Service

Words cannot express my sadness for losing such a wonderful friend and mentor of over forty years. We laughed, we fought, we drank and we celebrated life, I think. He was , without doubt, the smartest man I've ever known; yet, he had a sentimental side underneath that gruff exterior. It pains me to know I cannot just pick up the phone and chat. His family and his business were his heart, and my hope to all who share my sadness is that we carry on in a way which would make him proud. He nicknamed me Magellan, back in the 70s for my penchant for building small boats while grinding IDSI's product. And I have always cherished the name. Fair winds, my friend. Kirk Davis

Kirk Davis, Warrenton, Va

My sincere condolences to your family on your loss and please find comfort from Revelation 21:3,4. Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. At 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 death is soon to be removed an no longer will have any affect on mankind. This is a promise given to us from our heavenly Father.

Kay F, Savannah, GA

Luba, Tina, Jen and little Lina. Words do not suffice to express the sorrow that we feel for the passing of Walter. God rest his soul. Our heartfelt condolences.

Ted and Young Pystrak, Sierra Vista, AZ

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Dearest Luba, Tina, Jen, Lina and Chuck, Our hearts are heavy with this loss. Wally’s larger than life persona will always be with us—he was a friend and family. So sorry we can’t be there at this time—we love you very much. Kat and Dan

Kat and Dan Azzarella, Alpharetta, GA

I love you dearly Luba, Tina, Jen, and Angel Baby. You know you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a special man and no words can express how much my heart aches for you. Please let me know if you need anything or if there is anything you need. I am always here for you all. I will see you all Saturday. Hugs and love.

Rebecca Chester, Cochran, GA

George, Renee and Family, We are all so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Maine Atlantic STS Sales Team, Augusta, ME

George, Renee & Family, Michelle & I send our heartfelt condolences as you mourn the passing of your beloved Dad. There are no words that we can say to take the pain away; but know the Lord Jesus is with you and will carry your burden if you let him. We pray for friends, and family during this time of grieving and ask God to provide comfort to your hearts and peace for your thoughts. With deepest sympathy and love,

Steve & Michelle Best, Burlington, NC

Walter N. Nedriga

Passed away on February 22, 2018 at the age of 77 surrounded by family and friends. Walt was the ultimate self-made man. His parents, Lidia and Nicholas Nedriga, came to the United States from war-torn Eastern Europe in 1947 and settled in Buffalo, NY. Upon graduation from High School, Walt attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and the University New York at Buffalo. In 1967 Walter established IDSI Products, Inc. with business partner David Hershey. The decision was made in 1977 to move the business to Savannah, GA, where it has grown and prospered. Walt’s drive and business instincts helped IDSI Products become a major competitor in the composites industry.

Walt was a man of many passions, talents and interests. In business, he was an entrepreneur, inventor, investor, fierce competitor and mentor. Outside the workplace, he was a boating enthusiast, fisherman, traveler, family man, neighbor and friend. He will be sorely missed, and may he rest in peace.

Walter is survived by his three sons: George (Renee) in Winston-Salem, NC, Michael (Sherry) in Garner, NC, and Charles (Amy) in Savannah, GA; three granddaughters Lindsay, Madison and Anna Grace; former wife Helen Alexov; longtime companion Luba Zhybaj; and sister Elizabeth (Kyrill) Borissow, of MD.

A public viewing will be held at Fox and Weeks on Hodgson Memorial Drive on Saturday, February 24th from 4-6 pm. There will be a private family funeral service, followed by a burial at Greenwich Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to your favorite charity.

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Words cannot express my sadness for losing such a wonderful friend and mentor of over forty years. We laughed, we fought, we drank and we celebrated life, I think. He was , without doubt, the smartest man I've ever known; yet, he had a sentimental side underneath that gruff exterior. It pains me to know I cannot just pick up the phone and chat. His family and his business were his heart, and my hope to all who share my sadness is that we carry on in a way which would make him proud. He nicknamed me Magellan, back in the 70s for my penchant for building small boats while grinding IDSI's product. And I have always cherished the name. Fair winds, my friend. Kirk Davis

Kirk Davis, Warrenton, Va

Candle tribute lit by CRAIG LONG/WHITE HARDWARE CO — Georgia

My sincere condolences to your family on your loss and please find comfort from Revelation 21:3,4. Please visit www.jw.org for more promises.

Henry, , GA

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, sorry for your loss. At 1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 26 death is soon to be removed an no longer will have any affect on mankind. This is a promise given to us from our heavenly Father.

Kay F, Savannah, GA

Luba, Tina, Jen and little Lina. Words do not suffice to express the sorrow that we feel for the passing of Walter. God rest his soul. Our heartfelt condolences.

Ted and Young Pystrak, Sierra Vista, AZ

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Dearest Luba, Tina, Jen, Lina and Chuck, Our hearts are heavy with this loss. Wally’s larger than life persona will always be with us—he was a friend and family. So sorry we can’t be there at this time—we love you very much. Kat and Dan

Kat and Dan Azzarella, Alpharetta, GA

I love you dearly Luba, Tina, Jen, and Angel Baby. You know you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a special man and no words can express how much my heart aches for you. Please let me know if you need anything or if there is anything you need. I am always here for you all. I will see you all Saturday. Hugs and love.

Rebecca Chester, Cochran, GA

Candle tribute lit by Rebecca Chester — Georgia

George, Renee and Family, We are all so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.

Maine Atlantic STS Sales Team, Augusta, ME

George, Renee & Family, Michelle & I send our heartfelt condolences as you mourn the passing of your beloved Dad. There are no words that we can say to take the pain away; but know the Lord Jesus is with you and will carry your burden if you let him. We pray for friends, and family during this time of grieving and ask God to provide comfort to your hearts and peace for your thoughts. With deepest sympathy and love,

Steve & Michelle Best, Burlington, NC


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