Wilchusky, Eugene R.

Eugene R. Wilchusky, 79, of Burlington, CT, passed away on December 18, 2018. Born on December 1, 1939, in Port Carbon, PA, he was the son of the late William and Helen Wilchusky. He helped his parents with their local Port Carbon bar, graduating from Pottsville High School in 1957 and then Pennsylvania State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering in 1961. He then entered the US Air Force through Officer Training School, serving proudly for 6 years both in the US and in the United Kingdom as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer with the 20th Tactical Fighter Wing.
While stationed at RAF Station Wethersfield in England, he met his wife of 52 years, Brigid (Tinsley) Wilchusky, a nurse in the British Army. After leaving the US Air Force, Eugene joined Turbo Power and Marine Systems, a division of Pratt & Whitney and later United Technologies. He spent over 30 years working as a Project Manager on many global installations, work that gave him the opportunity to travel the world. He fully retired early in 2018, from the Wood Group Pratt & Whitney, where he had spent the last 10+ years helping with various projects in the second phase of his career.
Eugene is survived by his loving wife Brigid, son Brian Wilchusky and wife Susan of Phoenixville, PA, and daughter Tracey Baillargeon and husband Marc of Downingtown, PA. He will be greatly missed by his four grandchildren that he loved dearly, Connor and Ally Wilchusky, and Meghan and Sage Baillargeon. The last of four children, Eugene was the brother of Eleanor Marchalonis and the late William Wilchusky and the late Bernard Wilchusky. He leaves behind many nieces and nephews across the country.
Friends may call at The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St., Rt. 4, Unionville on Saturday (Dec. 22) from 8:30-9:30am. Funeral procession from The Ahern Funeral Home will be at 9:30am followed by the Funeral Liturgy in St. Patrick Church, Collinsville at 10:00am. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gene’s name may be made to Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate.

Calling Hours

Saturday, December 21, 2018 from 8:30-9:30am

Funeral Service

Saturday, December 21, 2018 at 10:00am in St. Patrick Church ~ Collinsville

Burial

Private

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association at https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/donate

5 Responses to 'Wilchusky, Eugene R.'

  1. Raymond Lewicki says:

    So very sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. I had the pleasure of working closely with Gene at Turbo Power and Marine Systems. He was a kind and gentle man and I learned quite a bit from his vast experiences as they related to gas turbines. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  2. Joanne O'Briant says:

    Joanne O’Briant (John)
    Wichusky Family
    My heart aches for you. Gene was such a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather and Friend. I will always cherish the times we three spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless.
    Most Sincerely, Love, Joanne

  3. Jeff Bleacher & Suzy Soo says:

    Wilchusky family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss.

  4. Matt. Winkler says:

    Dear Brigid,
    Our sincere condolences on the loss of Gene. When I look back to 1968, when I joined TP&M, John Obriant’s Engineering Group, under Chief Engineer, Bill McGraw, was the place to be. It was where you could always find the “Good Guys”! Gene was many things, all good, to many people, but I will always remember Gene as one of the “Good Guys”! We hope your faith in God will support you at this most difficult of times. Take solace in that Gene is waiting for you , to join him, in a much better place. Blessings to You. Matt.Winkler

  5. Charles Naumec says:

    Its terrible to hear of Gene’s passing and I express my sincere sympathy to Brigid, Brian, and the entire Wilchusky family.

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