Zdenek Jaroslav Hradecky, a 43 year resident of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, February 1st, 2013. Born in Prague, Czech Republic, Zdenek was 63 when he died. Zdenek, or Zenny, had an independent soul and an adventurous spirit. He immigrated solo from Prague to the United States at only 20 years old in 1969. As a younger man he was an avid soccer player, fisherman and loved cooking. The first time he saw the Pacific Ocean in early 1970 he jumped in fully clothed; he knew he found his new home. He loved soccer, fishing, cooking and classic rock music. He remained in Redondo Beach where he married and raised his two children. His interest in travel manifested itself in a 33 year career with PSA / USAirways. He will be missed as he travels on. Zdenek is survived by his sister, Marie Hradecka of Prague, CZ; daughter, Cassandra Hradecky of Redondo Beach, CA and son, Jonathan Hradecky of San Francisco, CA. He was preceded in death by his wife of 25 years, Sandra and his parents, Marie and Vladimir Hradecky of Prague, Czech Republic. The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary on Friday February 15, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. A reception follows in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 5:00 pm. Burial will be private.

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  1. Zenny was my brother-in -law, Married to my Sister Sandy until her passing 6 years ago. To me he was a brother, I will miss his big smile and the big bearhug he always gave me whenever I saw him. While I am saddened at at his passing , that sadness is tempered by the knowledge that he is now totally free, and in Loving relationship with Sandy once again! Dave Fischer

  2. I really didn’t know Zenny very well But as an airline family, we all know what a tough
    job working for the airlines was. Some of us got cranky, some drank too much,
    some chain smoked and some just plain broke down. If you managed to put in some
    years working there…you had to be a special person. So, from one special
    person to another….Nameste.
    Peggy Kramer PSA/US Airways

  3. On behalf of all the US Airways pilots who are “LAX Commuters” we offer our condolences to Zenny’s family. I was fortunate enough to see Zenny the day he retired. God speed Zenny…

    Captain Jeff Diercksmeier
    US Airways/Former PSA

  4. Zenny, Nostravia!,,., I’m forever looking for protection—the food section he would always have for me on Wednesdays!!!

    Know that the lights of your life will continue to shine bright–you must take pride in your amazing children as I know you will watch over from above. We as family here will continue as well.

    Love forever,

  5. Lenny was always with his infectious Smile telling me I was living the Dream. He made this Earth a Happier Place . We will miss him

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