A Jamestown resident for 44 years, he was born in the Bronx, New York City. He came to Jamestown in 1942 and married the former Virginia Bemis in 1943, who still resides in Mill City.
Wyberanec was employed at Marlin-Rockwell Corp., until his retirement in 1982. He was a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and was an 18-year-member of the International Association of Approved Basketball and an eight-year-member of the County Baseball Umpires Association and the Viking Lodge.
Wyberanec played college basketball at New York University, John Marshall College in New Jersey and Baltimore University. He then played professional baseball for the Jamestown Falcons in 1942 and moved up through the minor leagues to the Buffalo Bisons of the International League as a pitcher. He coached in the local Little League, Semi-Pro Muny “AA” League and at Chautauqua Institution. Wyberanec was inducted into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame in February 1990.
Surviving, besides his wife, are three daughters, Barbara Corey of Mill City, Ore., Kathy Szympruch of North Conway, N.H., and Karen Smith of Albany; and a son, Theodore Jr. of Kent, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, Yvonne,Yvette,Adam and Alicia Corey of Mill City, Ore., Kerry Jo, Kevin and Benjamin Szympruch of North Conway, N.H., Melissa,Damion, Tyler and Vanessa Smith of Albany, Ore., and Amber and Andrew Wyberanec of Kent.
A private family funeral will be Friday in Oregon.
The family suggests memorials may be made to Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1192, Jamestown, N.Y. 14702-1192 or Babe Ruth League Inc., P.O. Box 3208, Jamestown, N.Y., 14702-3208.
The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.