Philip A. Wozny

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Philip A. Wozny, 89, of Cam­bridge, passed away Sat­ur­day, Sept. 17, 2016. He was born July 19, 1927 in Ne­braska, to the late Alexan­der and Emma Cuba Wozny.

He served in the U.S. Naval Re­serve on board the USS In­di­ana BB58 and was a long­time mem­ber of the Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 91 in Cam­bridge.

As a con­struc­tion con­sul­tant and su­per­vi­sor, he worked in lo­ca­tions around the world. Projects have in­cluded work at the State Launch­ing Fa­cil­i­ties in the Mo­jave Desert, Cal­i­for­nia, which in­volved the first rocket mo­tor fu­els for use in space.

The su­per­vi­sion and con­struc­tion of tow­ers and fa­cil­i­ties for the test­ing of the atomic and hy­dro­gen bombs in Mer­cury, Ne­vada, and the Eni­we­tok Atoll in the South Pa­cific.

He also worked on the in­stal­la­tion of com­mu­ni­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties for the early warn­ing sys­tem across Canada, Alaska, Green­land and New­found­land; the sys­tem for the down range space pro­grams on Grand Turk Is­land and Puerto Rico; the first Nav-Aid com­mu­ni­ca­tion sys­tems in Viet­nam be­fore the start of the war and the long­est op­er­at­ing fiber op­tic sys­tem from Wash­ing­ton, DC, to New York City.

He de­signed and man­aged the in­stal­la­tion, op­er­a­tion and con­fig­u­ra­tion for the long­est air to air com­mu­ni­ca­tion across the Pa­cific, the pro­to­type of which was con­structed on Tay­lor’s Is­land in 1957.

He re­tired from M.C.I. Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions in 1989. He en­joyed golf­ing and fish­ing with fam­ily and friends.

He is sur­vived by his wife, Bar­bara Vick­ers Wozny; his chil­dren: Lynda Wozny of Den­ton; Ed­die Wozny and his wife Becky; three grand­chil­dren: Brian Wozny and his wife Au­drey; Sara Coul­bourn and her hus­band Kevin; Hunter Wozny; and two great grand­chil­dren: River Wozny and De­laney Dodd, all of Cam­bridge.

In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by his broth­ers, Jerome Wozny and Fran­cis Wozny of Ne­braska.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at noon Fri­day, Sept. 23, at the Mary­land Eastern Shore Vet­er­ans Ceme­tery. The Rev. William Davis of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Ex­pres­sions of sym­pa­thy may be made to the James G. Buick Ten­nis Foun­da­tion, P.O. Box 904, Cam­bridge, MD 21613; The Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 91, 601 Ra­di­ance Dr., Cam­bridge, MD 21613 or Paws For Life, Inc., P.O. Box 407, Ch­e­sa­peake City, MD 21915.

Ar­range­ments are in the care of the Thomas Fu­neral Home, P. A. in Cam­bridge.

PHILIP A. WOZNY

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