Gilbert Wozney

  • Born: December 11, 1926
  • Died: July 7, 2019
  • Location: Concord, Massachusetts

Concord Funeral Home

Director - Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
74 Belknap St.
Concord, MA 01742
Tel. (978) 369-3388

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Husband, Father and Loyal Friend

Gilbert P. Wozney, 92, a GE engineer and senior executive, and a long-time resident of Concord, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully in Concord on July 7, 2019 of natural causes.

He was born on a small farm without electricity near Mason City, Nebraska. He attended public schools there until he and his family moved to Denver, Colorado. After graduating from South High School in Denver he entered the University of Colorado (CU). His attendance at CU was interrupted by World War II, during which he honorably served in the U.S. Merchant Marine throughout the South Pacific and participated in the Okinawa campaign. After the war he returned to CU and graduated with a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering.

After graduation, he joined the General Electric Company for a 37-year career, initially in laboratories, then in increasingly responsible executive positions in power generation businesses, including steam and gas turbines. When he retired, he managed a department of approximately a thousand engineers. His department spearheaded decreased acoustic signatures for nuclear submarine drive systems.

Upon retiring from GE, he immediately became President and CEO of Encotech, Inc., a consulting engineering company in Schenectady, New York, until his final retirement.

During his lifetime he traveled extensively, for business and pleasure, throughout the world, including all of the United States, Canada, Mexico, England, all of the Scandinavian and European countries, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Japan, China, Inner Mongolia, Romania, and Egypt. He was frequently accompanied by his wife of 62 years, Norma-Jeanne. They were in China when the termination of the communes was announced, and in Russia when Gorbachev declared glasnost. Norma-Jeanne preceded him in death by 9 years.

Lucid and cheerful until the very end, he is survived by his two sons: Dr. Paul, a physician (radiologist), and Dr. John, a retired medical researcher and assistant vice-president with Wyeth/Pfizer in Cambridge, and their spouses Kim Wozney and Ken Peterson.

Services are private

Condolence & Memory Journal

I engaged Gil as a expert in a case involving the failure of a steam turbine at a BC mill over a decade ago. He was a gentleman, a pleasure to work with, and of great assistance. Brilliant, incisive, decent, honest, and always available to help. I have another case involving a turbine failure, and decided to give Gil a call to seek his advice. I am distraught to learn of his death. A wonderful man, I deeply regret having missed the opportunity to speak with him again. My sincere condolences to his family. Paul A. Cote, 29 Apr 2020.

Posted by Paul Cote - West Vancouver, BC, Canada - Friend   April 29, 2020

Great next door neighbor and true friend for 30 years. We will miss you. Spence Borden and Beth Clemens.

Posted by A friend   July 16, 2019

Sincere condolences to cousins Paul and John and spouses. Regrets to
not have known Uncle Gilbert better thru the years. He set a tone for the
Wozney family that was greatly admired.

Posted by Carol Wozney-Griffith - Torrance,, CA - Family   July 12, 2019

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