Jozef Majka, 83, worked for the NSA

August 13, 2004

Jozef Majka, 83, worked for the NSA

Jozef Majka, who served as a chief petty officer in the Navy and then joined the National Security Agency, died of a cardiac arrest Saturday at his Laurel home. He was 83.

Mr. Majka, who was born and raised in Cleveland, enlisted in the Navy in 1937. He served as chief water tender aboard the battleship USS Massachusetts and on destroyers in the Pacific during World War II.

After retiring from the Navy with the rank of chief petty officer in 1957, Mr. Majka joined the NSA, where his work was classified, family members said. He retired in 1977.

He was a sports fan, liked to exercise, and collected caps and patriotic pins. He also enjoyed traveling and had visited Russia, Hong Kong and Poland.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Young at Heart and the Beltsville post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He was married in 1954 to Rosemary Murana, who died in 1986.

Mr. Majka was a communicant of St. Mary of the Mills Roman Catholic Church in Laurel, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Wednesday.

Mr. Majka is survived by two daughters, Victoria C. Budd of Laurel and Debra D. Winters of Stevensville; a sister, Josephine F. Seme of Cleveland; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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