Joseph John Bosak, 89, city water engineer
Joseph John Bosak, a retired city water engineer, died Monday of heart failure at the Imboden Living Center in Decatur, Ill. He was 89 and had lived in Essex until 1998.
He retired in 1981 as senior water engineer in the city's Department of Public Works' water supply division. He had earlier been a mechanical engineer with Glenn L. Martin Co. aircraft manufacturer in Middle River.
Born in Olyphant, Pa., he was a 1935 graduate of Lehigh University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering. He was also a member of the varsity swimming and rifle teams.
Mr. Bosak served as president of the Aero Acres Improvement Association in the mid-1950s and was a member of the Aero Amateur Radio Club in Middle River.
He was a former member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church in Essex. In 1941, he married Rose T. Lally, who survives him.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Connelly Funeral Home, 300 Mace Ave., Essex.
He is also survived by two sons, Robert Bosak of Forsyth, Ill., and Richard Bosak of Baltimore; three brothers, Vincent Bosak of Bethesda, Cyril Bosak of Old Forge, Pa., and Theodore Bosak of Olyphant, Pa.; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson.