Jean Marius Varda, 98, of Weddington, NC, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2014. He was born to the late Nicholas and Cecile Varda on August 22, 1915 in Queens, NY.
Jean fought in World War II earning a Silver Star medal, and also a French Legion Medal of Honor. Jean later retired from the United States Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Jean was predeceased by his loving wife of 70 years, Grace Short Varda, and daughter Linda. He also leaves behind his son, Johnny Varda (Verne); daughters Cecile Haber (Fred), Beth Broome (Gary), and Suzanne Huber (Chic); seven grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road, Weddington, NC at 2:30pm, followed by a military graveside service at the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of Union County, 700 West Roosevelt Blvd, Monroe, NC 28110.
Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home, Weddington Chapel. An online guestbook is available at www.heritagecares.net.