Walter Joseph (Walt) Boryca

KELLER, Texas - Walter (Walt) Joseph Boryca, 60, of Keller, Texas, formerly of Troy, passed away suddenly on Thursday Oct. 4, 2012. He leaves behind his loving wife of 36 years, Susan Boryca; loving children, daughter, Jenny Boryca; son, Chris Boryca and wife Jen; father, Walter F. Boryca; brothers, Pat Boryca and wife Kim, and Mike Boryca; sister, Carol Jenkins; sisters-in-law, Linda Littleton and husband Jack, and Carol Bolton and husband JC; mother-in-law, Avery Powell; and many caring nieces, nephews, family and friends. He was preceded in death by: his mother, Norma Boryca; sister-in-law, Susan Boryca; and fathers-in-law, Warren Powell and James M. Ross.

Walter was born on May 11, 1952, in Piqua, to Walter F. and Norma Boryca. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. With over 25 years of faithful service to ITW-Traulsen, he had dozens of patents in his name. He was a constant contributor to numerous charitable foundations and was the "Walking Calculator" of his family. He had many interests, including: working on his GTO and Corvette, golfing with his family and friends, and attending Texas Ranger Baseball games. He lived his life for his family and close friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth, Texas, with Pastor Nathan Tucker officiating. Interment is to follow service at Bourland Cemetery in Keller, Texas. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials: The family kindly requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and the Alzheimer's Foundation in Walt's name.

Published in Piqua Daily Call on Oct. 7, 2012