Jerome P. Bukovsky Jr., Bethlehem Steel executive, dies

Jerome P. Bukovsky Jr., a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. executive and volunteer, died Thursday of coronary artery disease at his Dundalk home. He was 73.

Mr. Bukovsky, the son of a steelworker and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised on Chapel Street near Butchers Hill. He was a 1955 graduate of City College.

Mr. Bukovsky went to work at Bethlehem Steel after high school and attended the Johns Hopkins University for eight years, earning a bachelor's degree, a master's degree in arts and sciences, and a second master's degree in business administration.

During his 44-year career at Sparrows Point, he worked in human resources and industrial relations and as medical administrator.

He retired in 1999.

Mr. Bukovsky had been a member of the Hopkins Bayview Advisory Board and the Baltimore Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He had also been a Boy Scout troop leader.

He had been an active member of the Dundalk Rotary Club and the Moose.

Mr. Bukovsky had been a longtime member of Dundalk Presbyterian Church, where he had been a member of the choir, an elder and a Sunday school superintendent.

Mr. Bukovsky was an avid reader.

Mr. Bukovsky's wife of 47 years, the former Betty Jane Miller, died in 2001.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Duda-Ruck Funeral Home, 7922 Wise Ave., Dundalk.

Surviving are two sons, Jerome P. Bukovsky III of Bel Air and Joseph A. Bukovsky of Dundalk; a daughter, Kathleen M. Ficco of Silver Spring; a sister, Diana Lee Wilson of White Marsh; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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