Gerard J. "Jerry" D'Huy

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Gerard J. D'Huy, "Jerry," was born in Brooklyn, New York on August 2, 1936 to George F. and Rose M. (Cook) D'Huy, and died Friday, December 28, 2012 in Tucson, AZ, in the presence of his wife, Christine (Bodurka) D'Huy and daughter, Kathy Ann (D'Huy) Johnson. Before retiring in Tucson, Jerry D'Huy lived in Bethlehem, PA. His father took a position with Bethlehem Steel Company when Jerry was five years old. He attended Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic School and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Allentown, PA. Mr. D'Huy received a Bachelor's Degree from Duke University in 1959, and two post-graduate degrees from Lehigh University and New York University. He taught Structural Engineering at Manhattan College for seven years before returning to Bethlehem, PA, where he established D'Huy Engineering in 1976. D'Huy Engineering, Inc. specializes in structural engineering design and construction project management and grew to approximately 40 employees. He retired in 2007 and continued to consult on a number of projects. In 2003, Mr. D'Huy focused his passion for Ventana Canyon and led a small group of Ventana Canyon Golf and Racquet Club members and purchased the property. This successful effort has provided ownership for almost 300 members, allowing the Club to thrive and create employment for its entire staff. He led the Alliance Group as Chairman of the Board for three years, and he was always grateful for the outstanding effort of the staff and management team. He is survived by his wife, Christine (Bodurka) D'Huy, and two children, Kathy Ann D'Huy Johnson (Henry), and Gerard J. D'Huy (Sandi); three grandchildren, Connor D'Huy Johnson, Alexandra D'Huy, and Tyler D'Huy; a brother, George J. R. D'Huy of Montreal, Canada; three stepchildren, Colleen Bresnak, Brian Fritz (Cheryl), and Jon Fritz; three step-grandchildren, Cody Bresnak, Nicholas Fritz, and Addison Fritz. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Alban's Episcopal Church, 3738 Old Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750. Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Peppi's House, or . Memorial donations may also be made to D'Huy Engineering, Inc., One East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, for the D'Huy Engineering Scholarship Fund. Arrangements by HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME.

Published in the Arizona Daily Star on Jan. 1, 2013
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