Arthur Joseph

Brockway, Sr.

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Arthur Joseph Brockway, Sr.

Feb 22 1944 - May 17 2006

Arthur J. Brockway Sr. was born on February 22, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York and died May 13, 2006 in McKinney, Texas. A mechanical engineer who specialized in optical systems, he held an AAS in mechanical technology from New York City Community College, Brooklyn N.Y. and had more than 40 years of professional engineering experience. He co-authored a patent proposal for accelerated intermittent movement, designed and built the first thirty Stinger night sights used in operation Desert Storm, and worked on numerous infra-red, thermal and optical systems for the U.S. military. In Dallas, he worked as Senior Optical Mechanical Designer for Raytheon Electronic System Company until 2002. Most recently, Mr. Brockway was woking as a lead lab technician at ATI Technology Training Center in Dallas. Mr. Brockway served on a navy destroyer, the USN Stickell, from 1962-1965. His ship participated in the blockade of Cuba during the Cuban Missle Crisis. He was married to Mary Sagan on June 1, 1968 with whom he had two sons, Arthur Jr. and Kevin. His second marrage was to Jaye Shoemaker on August 11, 1990. He took an active role in Jaye's long struggle with cancer, caring for her with devotion and dedication that touched family, friends, and Jaye's treatment team. Jaye passed away August 9, 2004. He is survived by his sons Art Brockway Jr. of Hollywood, Florida, and son Kevin Brockway of Gainesville, Fla; his sister Elanor Miller and her husband Fred Miller of Deer Park, N.Y.; his father Alvin Brockway Sr. of Beaver, Pa; his brother Alvin Brockway Jr. of Queens, N.Y.; his nephews Fred Miller and Danny Miller; his stepdaughter Dawn Acheson and stepgrandchild A.J. Dunn. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Patrick McCoy officiating. Family visitation will be from 2:30-4 pm at Turrentine Jackson Morrow Funeral Home, U.S. 75 Exit 38, Ridgeview Drive, in McKinney, Texas. In lieu of flowers his sons request donations be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605
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