Captain William E. Wynne, CEC, USN (RET.)
On Sunday February 12, 2017 William E Wynne passed away at 91 at home surrounded by his family.
Friends and family are welcome to visit at Bradley, Brough & Dangler Funeral Home at 299 Morris Ave, Summit, NJ on Friday February 17th between the hours of 2- 4 pm and 7 – 9 pm. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 18th at 11 am at the Central Presbyterian Church at 70 Maple Street, Summit NJ. A reception at the church will follow. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date.
William was born and grew up in Passaic, NJ, the son of Michael and Rita Wynne. He volunteered to join the U.S. Navy in 1943 at age 17. He graduated with distinction from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949 with a degree in electrical engineering. In 1950 he began 66 years of marriage with his beloved wife Emma Marie Heuer (Mickey Wynne). Following their marriage, he completed graduate work in civil engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1951.
During his 33 years on active duty he was a Company Commander with ACB-ONE in Korea, AOICC for a catapult and arresting gear test facility at Lakehurst NJ, Project Officer for the Pressurized Water Reactor and Surface Ship Reactors for the Naval Reactor Office in Pittsburgh, served as AOICC in Vietnam, Executive Officer of the Construction Battalion Center at Davisville, RI, was OICC Thailand and was Commanding Officer of the Public Works Center at Pearl Harbor. He retired with the rank of Captain in 1976. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star with Combat V.
After retirement from the Navy he began a second career with Ebasco Services and Raytheon Engineers. He was the project manager for the Tokamak Fusion test reactor. He also worked on projects at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority facilities and multiple department of engineer facilities. In addition, he managed U.S Embassy security upgrades globally. He was responsible for Department of Energy Security Regulations. He continued to work for Raytheon until September 11, 2001.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Emma Marie (Mickey) Wynne, his son Michael Wynne, and his wife Louise, daughter Melissa Wynne and her husband David Foster, daughter Alison Wynne and her husband John Nerges, and son William Wynne, Jr and his wife Grace Ellen. He is also survived by his four grandchildren Michael Jr and Brian Wynne, Matthew and Caroline Foster. He is survived by his sister Eileen Kellner.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Navy-Marine Corp Relief Society (nmcrs.org) and the USO (secure.uso.org).