Doris H. Galuszka
Published 1:23 pm Sunday, December 19, 2010
Doris Helen Galuszka, who had lived for years in the Washington area, died Dec. 14 in Midlothian, Va. after a lengthy illness. She was 90.
Mrs. Galuszka was the wife of Dr. Albin Galuszka, founder of Washington Urological Associates, who preceded her in death in 2004. She lived in Washington Park and then at Cypress Landing in Chocowinity from 1969 until 2005.
Born in Troy, N.Y. to Frederick and Edith Miller, Mrs. Galuszka graduated from Vesper George School of Art in Boston and worked for New England Telephone and the Delaware and Hudson railroad in their mapping and drafting departments during World War II. She retained her interest in railroads for the rest of her life. She married Dr. Galuszka, whom she met when he was a medical student in Boston, in Oceanside, Calif. in 1944, just before the Navy lieutenant and medical officer was sent to combat duties in the Pacific Theater during the war.
Afterwards, the couple lived at Navy and Marine Corps bases in California, Washington state, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and Bethesda, Md., where Doris Galuszka was active in Navy Relief. After Dr. Galuszka retired from the Navy in 1962, they lived in West Virginia and Connecticut before moving to the Pamlico area.
Mrs. Galuszka was active in the Beaufort County Arts Council and was a member of the DeMille Book Club. She was a proud homemaker, active gardener, and avid needle worker. She will be remembered for her engaging conversation, her sharp wit, and her political intelligence.
She is survived by two children, Barbara Parsons, of Sonoma, Calif., and Peter Albin Galuszka of Chesterfield, Va. She had two grandchildren. The Galuszka family requests that any remembrances be made to the Breast Cancer Foundation, the Alzheimers Foundation of America or a charity of personal choice. She will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.
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