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November 8, 1930 – November 5, 2020

Walter Turiansky
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"George, your father lived a wonderful life. I remember the smile from meeting him years ago. He was a very friendly, likable gentlemen..."
— Ella Toombs
"My deepest sympathy, love and respect to Marta, George and family. "
— Elizabeth
"My deepest sympathy, love and respect to Marta, George and family. "
— Elizabeth
"George - My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Peace, "
"Dear Aunt Marta, George, Andrew, Irene and Eugene, We are very sorry for your loss. Uncle Walt was an amazing man! He will truly be m..."
— The Zencak family
"Dear Marta and Walt's wonderful family, all of us that knew Walt will remember him as a kind-hearted, happy, hard-working, and a very j..."
— Russ and Gayle Mulkewycz
"We love you and miss you, Uncle Walt. You always made us smile. Thank you for the wonderful memories. Love, Mike, Margie, and Kayla..."
— Mike, Margie and Kayla Mulkewycz

Obituary for Walter Turiansky

Walter Turiansky, 89, of Lakewood, N.J., died peacefully at home Thursday, November 5, 2020 three days prior to his 90th birthday and after more than a three-year courageous battle with multiple myeloma. Born in Stecewa, Ukraine he resided in South Orange, N.J. for 36 years before moving to Lakewood, N.J. in 1999. During and after WWII, Walter and his family had to flee their home in Stecewa and lived in displaced persons camps in Austria between 1944 and 1949. In 1949, he immigrated to the United States and in 1955 became a naturalized citizen. On June 1, 1957 he wed his long-term sweetheart and the love of his life, Marta Mulkewycz. He was a member of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1957-1960 leaving the service with the rank of Captain. Walter obtained Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees both in electrical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He served as a senior engineer then as a supervising engineer before being promoted to principal electrical engineer at Public Service Electric and Gas Company in Newark, N.J. where he was employed for 40 years before retiring in 1997. Walter was a past member of the American Institute of Electrical Engineering. He was a long-time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, Newark, N.J. Walter, a gentleman in all respects, was an exceptionally loving, dedicated, hardworking, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. At all times, Walter’s highest priority was the welfare of his devoted wife and four children. He lived by example and thus was a tremendous role model for his family and others. Walter was an extremely kind, caring, and fair person with the highest integrity who was always willing to help others. His infectious, warm smile and bright blue eyes lit up any room he walked into. People gravitated to his friendly, easy-going way and honesty. Walter was an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed playing tennis, watching boxing, soccer matches, and ice hockey games, and fishing off the Jersey shore. He was a gardener extraordinaire and loved designing and maintaining the beautiful gardens around his homes. Walter, an accomplished do-it-yourselfer, was particularly intrigued by and talented in fixing anything that was broken or not working at home or in the car including helping his neighbors with home repairs and projects. He was a prior member of both the Engineering Committee and the Men’s Club at his retirement community. He was predeceased by his parents, Teofilia Fedorovych and Vasyl Turiansky; two sisters, Emilia Weryha and Olha Bilobzetzki; nephew, Christopher S. Mulkewycz; and recently by his niece, Halyna S. Rusnov. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Marta; their three sons, Dr. George W., Andrew W., and Eugene B. and his wife, Rosa; their daughter, Irene M. Zherebetsky and her husband, Oleh; 5 grandchildren, Ariana, Shelby, Mark, Sophie, and Jason; extremely supportive brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Russell and Gayle Mulkewycz; two nieces including Deborah Elko and Patricia Zencak R.N. who was also his Goddaughter and who helped tremendously in assisting with her uncle’s care; three nephews including two Godsons, Ihor Weryha and Michael Mulkewycz, and Bohdan Bilobzetzki; additional extended family in the U.S. and Canada; and many dear friends and neighbors. Inurnment will be at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, at a future date. Celebration of life will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in memory of Walter Turiansky to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation at -in-memory-of or (203) 229-0464 or to the charity of your choice.

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Interment Information

Arlington National Cemetery
1 Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22211
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