Selufsky, Walter Raymond, passed away peacefully at home on June 13, 2013, surrounded by loving family. He was born in Gloversville, New York, the son of Joseph Selufsky & Edna Opalka Selufsky. After graduating high school, he served in the Army in Panama during WWll. He married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Salvione, in Los Angeles, California. They had two children, Lorraine & Gary, and were together until Elaine's death in 1976. In 1986 he married Margaret Jeanne Thornburg, happily adding three step-daughters, Cindy, Jane & Julia, their spouses, children & many other extended family members to his family. |
Walt worked for the University of California for forty years, starting in the warehouse and working his way up to management in the Business Department at UCLA; moving to UC Irvine in 1966, retiring as the Contracts and Grants Administrator in 1988. He enjoyed tennis, lawn bowling, gardening, his pets, and spending time with his grandchildren. His children and grandchildren have many happy memories of spending time together at Walt and Jeanne's backyard pool. Walt loved to bake & cook, especially his traditional Polish dishes prepared for family gatherings.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his son & daughter; three step-daughters; ten grandchildren & five great grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Helen Dalmata; brother, Ronald Selufsky and numerous nieces & nephews. Walt had two cherished cats, Bobbie and Sprout, who provided him with great comfort and companionship.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the devoted caregivers of Hospice of Saddleback Valley. We are especially grateful to Walt's angel, Nana, who provided him with personal loving care. As he wished, Walt's ashes will be scattered at sea in a private family celebration of his life.
Published in Orange County Register on June 26, 2013