SYOSSET, NEW YORK — Edmund F. Jurga, 79, formerly of Shirley, died on Saturday, March 25, at the Rand Memorial Hospital, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, from injuries received in an automobile accident the previous day.
He was the husband of the late Mary Mildred (Ryan) Jurga, who died September 1, 1994.
Mr. Jurga was born in Shirley on November 11, 1926, son of Ignatz and Marcella (Wasileuskas) Jurga and had resided in New York for over 50 years.
Mr. Jurga is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela A. Jurga and Bruce Bermel of Middletown, Del., nieces JoAnn Quigley of Ayer and Jacqui Jurga of Fitchburg, and nephew Peter Jurga of Columbia, S.C. He also leaves several grandnieces and grandnephews.
He was pre-deceased by siblings Joseph Jurga and Sophie Jurga and cousin John Jurga, all of Shirley.
Mr. Jurga was a 1944 graduate of Ayer High School and continued his education at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester.
Mr. Jurga worked as an industrial engineer for the General Electric Company for over 40 years, retiring in 1987. He began his career in Schenectady, N.Y., in the international sales division. Four years later he was transferred to New York City, where he finished his tenure in the domestic sales division.
During the Korean conflict, Mr. Jurga served his country in the United States Army. His Army assignments included the 18th Anti-Aircraft unit.
Mr. Jurga traveled extensively and made visits to Europe, China and other locations in the Orient and Alaska. He enjoyed spending winters at his home in Freeport, Bahamas, and summering at Hampton Beach, N.H.
A funeral service was held Monday, April 3, at the T.J. Anderson and Son Funeral Home, 25 Fitchburg Road (Route 2A), Ayer.