March 6, 1939 – December 8, 2020
After a hard battle with COVID-19, Ursula Irene Bindley, 81, passed December 8, 2020. Born March 6, 1939, in Gdynia, Poland, Ursula was the daughter of the late Wladyslaw and Eleonora (Romanowska) Macioch. At the onset of the Second World War, Ursula and her family were forced into a Siberian work camp. After their internment and liberation, the family settled in the city of Warsaw, Poland. Ursula and her daughter Margaret immigrated to the United States in 1982.
Ursula worked as a university chemist in Poland and Indiana. In her work Ursula facilitated the research of semiconductor technology. During her retirement, Ursula traveled frequently, visiting many countries in Caribbean, Europe, and Africa (where she met her favorite animals, elephants). Both on these trips and at home in Mishawaka and Florida, Ursula enjoyed photography, hiking, gardening, camping, and, in Florida, walking on the beach at with friends and family.
Ursula was a devoted mother and wife and will be greatly missed by her family. She is survived by her husband, Albion Bindley IV, and four children: Margaret (Tom) Andersson of Cleveland, OH; Albion Bindley V, of Denver, CO; Melanie (Matt) Baggett of Bridgman, MI; and Celeste (David) Horein of Granger, MI. Ursula is also survived by her two brothers, Bogdan Macioch and Andrzej (Malgorzata) Macioch, both of Warsaw, Poland. Finally, Ursula is survived by her ten grandchildren: Matthew, Jason, Hope, Jack, Ava, Josephine, Tyler, Travis, Don, and Jessie.
Ursula will be laid to rest in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To ensure the family’s safety against the virus that claimed her life, no services will be held at this time. Memorial contributions in Ursula’s name should be made to Feed the Hungry, a charity that was close to her heart.