Stephen J. Gurba Jr., 82, Department of Defense engineer, Johnsonburg Gun Club member

By on April 19, 2017

Stephen J. Gurba Jr., 82, of Manheim, passed away at home on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Born in Shamokin, he was the son of the late Stephen J. and Theresa Cwalina Gurba. He was the loving husband of Marlene Herb Gurba for 62 years.

Stephen worked more than 30 years as a military fuze engineer for the Department of Defense, and finished his career at Bulova Technologies Group Inc., where he was the vice-president of fuze technology. He graduated from Coal Township High School, Shamokin, and the Pennsylvania State University with an A.S. degree in engineering. Stephen was an active and faithful attendee at St. Peter Catholic Church, Elizabethtown, and he was a long-standing member of the Johnsonburg Gun Club, New Jersey.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children: Stephen L., husband of Rosy Gurba, of Florida; Brenda Lee, wife of Dennis Placko, of Manheim; Angela Renning of Mount Joy; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a grandson: John Gurba; and a son-in-law: Ralph Renning.

Services were held April 15 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Manheim Fairview Cemetery, Penn Township.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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