Walter Jurasinski

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Walter J. Jurasinski, 84, passed peacefully on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Born and raised in Reading, Pa., he lived in Exeter Township since 1966.

Walter was a 1952 graduate of Reading High School and attended Wyomissing

Polytechnic Institute. He was drafted by the

Army and served as a private from 1957 to 1959, spending the majority of his time in

Europe. Upon his honorable discharge,

Walter continued his education at Villanova University, graduating in 1964 with a degree in Civil

Engineering. During his time at Villanova, Walter was a Dean's list student and also inducted into the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society as recognition for his academic excellence.

Engineering was Walter's passion, and after college he gained the needed work experience, skills, and knowledge to pass the state exam and receive his PA Professional

Engineering license in 1969.

Throughout his career, Walter held various management and engineering positions. During his employment with Bethlehem Steel Corporation from 1964 to 1978, he worked on many large infrastructure projects including pipelines, buildings and bridges. Later, as an Assistant Plant Manager for Air Products & Chemicals from 1978 to 1984, he

oversaw engineering work on nuclear and cryogenic

products fabrication.

In 2000, he started his own business, Professional

Engineering Services and went on to obtain additional

engineering licenses in six states. Walter worked primarily on structural design and building certification, but also

enjoyed solving the variety of other engineering problems his customers presented him.

To share his passion for engineering, Walter founded and moderated the Berks Catholic Engineering Club in 2012. Through this club, Walter was able to share his insights and advice to students considering a career in engineering.

Walter was a lifelong member of Saints Cyril and Methodius Church in Reading, where he regularly served as lector.

Walter was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Kathleen; and his granddaughter, Sarah Jurasinski.

He is survived by two brothers, Mike, of Reading, Pa., and Thomas, of Dunedin, Fla.; two sisters, Anna Sajdak, of Reading, Pa., and Sister Mary Cecilia, of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sons: Craig, husband of Sherry (Walizer) Jurasinski, of Seaville, N.J.; David, husband of Jennifer (Amsden) Jurasinski, of Cooperstown, N.Y., and Mark, husband of Sandy (Yenser) Jurasinski, of Exeter Twp., Pa. Other

survivors include: three grandchildren: Joseph, Augustus and Faith Jurasinski; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Katrinak, of Ocean City, N.J.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Chapel of Saint George at Gethsemane Cemetery, 3139 Kutztown Road, Laureldale, Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Monsignor Thomas J. Orsulak, Celebrant.

Entombment will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery Mausoleum. The family will receive relatives and friends in Bean Funeral Home, 6 Fairlane Road, Exeter Township, Monday, August 13, 2018, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to:

Berks Catholic High School Inc.

c/o Walter & Kathleen Jurasinski Engineering

Scholarship Fund

955 E. Wyomissing Blvd.

Reading, PA 19611

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Reading, PA 19606
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Published in Reading Eagle from Aug. 9 to Aug. 10, 2018