William J. Turcovski, engineer

William J. "Bill" Turcovski, a Northrop Grumman electrical engineer who enjoyed antiquing, died May 7 from pneumonia at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. He was 52.

The son of a supervisor and a homemaker, William John Turcovski was born and raised in Altoona, Pa., where he graduated in 1978 from Altoona Area High School.


After graduating in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Pennsylvania State University, he began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corp.'s Linthicum plant, which is now Northrop Grumman.

Mr. Turcovski, a longtime Severna Park resident, was an engineering manager at his death. He had not retired.


He enjoyed spending vacations in Hawaii and collecting antiques.

"He had a BMW convertible which he loved driving and finding antiques shops to go into," said a sister, Linda Turcovski of Altoona. "And he also loved spending time with his nieces and nephews."

A Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. May 20 at St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

In addition to his sister, Mr. Turcovski is survived by his mother, Joan J. Turcovski of Altoona; two brothers, Robert Turcovski of Altoona and James Turcovski of North Huntingdon, Pa.; four other sisters, Cheryl Sedon of Frederick, Debra Henry of Altoona, Susan Turcovski of Dallas and Michelle Turcovski of Scottsdale, Pa.; 12 nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.