Patricia Niemann Woryk Homemaker
Patricia Niemann Woryk, 62, a homemaker, died April 10 of lung cancer at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy, Ohio.
Mrs. Woryk was born in Washington and graduated from Bladensburg High School in Bowie in 1960. She worked as a secretary with the Department of the Navy before marrying an Air Force enlisted man and had lived in Troy for many years.
She was employed by Hobart Brothers Welding Co. in Troy for eight years. She also worked as a court stenographer for the Miami County, Ohio, juvenile court system for 13 years, and as a secretary for Repacorp Label Products in Tipp City, Ohio, for seven years.
Her marriage to Willard Woryk ended in divorce.
Survivors include three children, Steven Woryk of Troy, Lauren Valz of Powell, Ohio, and Gregory Woryk of Kettering, Ohio; three brothers, Donald Niemann of Jupiter, Fla., Albert Niemann Jr. and Joseph Niemann, both of Davidsonville; a sister, Margaret Niemann Zipf of Manassas; and three grandchildren.
Paul Frank Munkasey Navy Engineer
Paul Frank Munkasey, 95, an aeronautical engineer with the Navy, died of kidney failure April 16 at the Jefferson, a retirement home in Arlington, where he had lived since 1992.
Mr. Munkasey played semiprofessional basketball for several years, then began his career as an engineer during World War II. In 1942, he joined the Glenn L. Martin Aircraft Co. in Middle River, Md., where he worked on aircraft instrumentation.
After the war, he worked with Dictaphone Corp. and Remington Rand Corp., both in his home town of Bridgeport, Conn. Mr. Munkasey joined Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Bridgeport in 1948.
In 1950, he joined the Navy Department as an aeronautical engineer in Johnsville, Pa. In 1951, he moved to Falls Church and was placed on active duty as a Navy officer during the Korean War, working on aircraft instrumentation projects with the Navy Department in Washington.
He was assigned to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio from 1955 to 1958 before returning to Washington. For most of his career, he was the liaison between the Navy and the Air Force. He retired in 1978.
Mr. Munkasey, whose given name was Pal Munkacsy, was born in Pocahontas, Va., and grew up in Bridgeport. He spoke Hungarian at home with his family.
An excellent athlete in several sports, he attended the University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship. He won 12 letters in college -- in football, basketball and baseball -- and was captain of the basketball team.
After graduating from the university with a bachelor's degree in aeronautical engineering, he spent two years working with the Florida Division of Forestry. He then returned to Bridgeport, where he played and coached semipro basketball for eight years. He also worked in the Bridgeport post office.
From 1951 to 1992, Mr. Munkasey lived in Falls Church. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church in Falls Church, as well as the Knights of Columbus.