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Stephen A. Zahurak, chemical engineer

Stephen A. Zahurak, chemical engineer

Stephen A. Zahurak, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. chemical engineer and a World War II veteran, died Thursday at his daughter's Sparks home of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 97. The son of John Zahurak and Susannah Zahurak, Stephen A. Zahurak was born and raised in Lebanon, Pa., where he graduated from Lebanon High School. Mr. Zahurak moved to Baltimore and took a job as a machinist at Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s Sparrows Point plant, where he worked until enlisting in the Navy in 1942. He served in the Atlantic as a machinist's mate until being discharged in 1948. He enrolled at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., where he earned a bachelor's...

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