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John S. Wyler Sr.

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John S. Wyler Sr. of Berwyn, formerly of West Goshen and Andover, Mass. John S. Wyler, Sr., 65, passed away at his home on May 14, 2012. Born in Huntington, N.Y., he was a brilliant and highly decorated senior systems and mechanical engineering fellow at GE Aviation for over 25 of his 40 year aviation career. John held a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from State University of New York at Buffalo, a master's degree of business administration and information systems from Southern New Hampshire University, and a master's degree in thermal science and energy engineering from Stanford University. John held positions of increased responsibilities at GE as Development Engineer, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Director of Engineering, Chief Engineer, Program Manager and Engineering Fellow. He personally designed the first electrical systems to protect aircraft fuel tanks for inadvertent surges and sparking that could cause catastrophic fires and explosions. A holder of 10 patents, publisher of 25 technical documents, and an esteemed member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, John was sought out to solve the most difficult of design challenges by global engineering leadership in Europe, China and the Americas. His thoroughness and devotion to safety gained him the trust of the Federal Aviation Administration which delegated him the authority to manage and audit aircraft systems adherence to U.S. and international aviation laws and standards on their behalf. John patiently mentored junior engineers and new engineering managers, ensuring the long-term success of GE Aviation business. He certainly will be missed and can never be replaced. John served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. John is survived by his wife, Carolyn A. Wyler (nee Drugan), his sons, John S. Jr. and Thomas E. and his wife Morgan, his mother, Rose Woiczechowski (nee Ferner), his sister, Phyllis Chapman and his brother, Stanley Woiczeckowski. He was predeceased by his father Stanley Woiczechowski. John is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at The Donohue Funeral Home, 3300 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA (610) 353-6300 followed by his Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, Valley Forge. Interment will follow in Washington Memorial Chapel Cemetery. Flowers or contributions in John's memory to the Spinal Cord Society, 19051 County Highway 1, Fergus Falls, MD 56537-7609, would be appreciated. Online condolences

Published in The Daily Local on May 17, 2012
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