Gerard J. DHuy
Gerard J. DHuy, Jerry, was born in Brooklyn, NY on August 2, 1936 to George F. and Rose M. (Cook) DHuy, and died Friday, December 28, 2012 in Tucson, AZ, in the presence of his wife, Christine (Bodurka) DHuy and daughter, Kathy Ann (DHuy) Johnson. Before retiring in Tucson, Jerry DHuy 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. DHuy received a Bachelors 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 DHuy Engineering in 1976. DHuy 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. DHuy 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. Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Christine (Bodurka) DHuy; two children: Kathy Ann DHuy Johnson (Henry), and Gerard J. DHuy (Sandi); three grandchildren: Connor DHuy Johnson, Alexandra DHuy, and Tyler DHuy; a brother George J. R. DHuy of Montreal, Canada; three step-children: Colleen Bresnak, Brian Fritz (Cheryl), and Jon Fritz; three step-grandchildren: Cody Bresnak, Nicholas Fritz, and Addison Fritz. Services: A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, January 5, 2013, at St. Albans Episcopal Church, 3738 Old Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, AZ 85750. Contributions: Memorial donations may be made to The Salvation Army, Peppis House, or charity of ones choice. Memorial donations may also be made to DHuy Engineering, Inc., One East Broad Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, for the DHuy Engineering Scholarship Fund.
Published in Morning Call on Dec. 31, 2012.