Another member of our Marine Corps League has left us. Walter Michura, 88
of Chester, NJ died on Sunday, 27 September.
He was a proud Marine Corps
Veteran and served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1960. He was a member
of the Sea, Air & Land Detachment which is no longer in existence.
attended a number of our meetings and was planning to transfer to our
Walter Michura, 88, of Chester, NJ passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Walter was born on April 26, 1932 in Jersey City, NJ. He has lived in Chester and previously was a resident of Montclair. He was a 1950 graduate of Seton Hall Prep. Walter studied industrial engineering at Fairleigh Dickinson University. He was a retired industrial engineer at Pyrotronics, a plant manager for Daltruie manufacturing in Elizabeth, NJ, and did engineer consulting at Engineers Inc. He was a proud veteran of the USMC, serving from 1952 to 1960 during the Korean War
Walter was a devout Catholic and very involved with both St. Lawrence Church, the Bethlehem Hermits in Chester, NJ and the trappists monastery at St. Joseph's Abbey in Spencer, Ma. He was also a member of the Thomas Merton International Society, the military Chaplin coordinator for Lyons VA Hospital, and an active member of the Men's Cornerstone of St. Lawrence Church.
Walter's hobbies included pen and pencil calligraphy, reading, and Japanese Zen gardening and landscaping. He was also involved with Marine Corps League Activity. Walt and Terry enjoyed traveling extensively around the world.
Walter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Theresa "Terry" Michura (nee Deluca), his sons, Matthew, Mark, John and wife Wendy, Luke, and Paul and wife Ronell, 8 grandchildren, sister, Irene Dudzinski, and her husband Charles; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter Sr. and Mary Michura; and by his brother Edward Michura.
The Slattery Detachment held a funeral ceremony during the 7 pm wake.