STAMFORD, Conn. - Walter S. Zukowsky of Stamford died Aug. 15. He was 79.
Zukowsky was born Sept. 11, 1933, a lifelong resident of Stamford. He graduated from Stamford High School in 1951. After high school, he earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut in 1955. He obtained his master's degree in the same field. He also earned a Master's of Business Administration degree from UConn. He began a career in the defense industry in the 1960s with the Perkin Elmer Corporation. Throughout the 70s, and 80s, he worked in that company's Norwalk, Wilton and Danbury plants before culminating his career in the 1990s working for the Hughes Corporation. He was a project engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope's optical components.
Zukowsky is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Stephen; daughters, Suzanne and Catherine Cristiano; three grandchildren; and sister, Olga.
Calling hours are Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, Connecticut 06850. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at St. Maurice Roman Catholic Church, 358 Glenbrook Road, Stamford, Connecticut 06906, with interment to follow at Fairfield Memorial Park Cemetery in Stamford.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., 135 Parkinson Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10305.