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John W. Bjerklie

John W. Bjerklie

Age 86, of Upper St. Clair, on Wednesday , June 11, 2014. Beloved husband of 62 years to Marjorie C. (Maninger); loving father of John K.E. (Poogy), David M., Kirsten A. (Paul) Fitzgerald and Ellen (Scott) Hanna; grandfather of Isaac and the late Weber John Bjerklie, Conor and Brian Fitzgerald; brother of Jim (Sally and Ann Stryjewski; devoted son to the late Jospeh and Gladys Bjerklie. John was a WWII Army veteran stationed in Korea after attending the University of N. Dakota. John received his BS from California Institute of Technology-Tau Beta Pi, received his masters of science of engineering at UCLA. His life memberships included the Industrial and Commercial Hall of Flame (AGA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He received the Charles M. Manley Memorial Medal from the Society of Automotive Engineers. John had a great love flying airplanes. No visitation. A Memorial Service will be held at Westmister Presbyterian Church on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. Memorial may be made to Funeral arrangements by Beinhauers, 724-941-3211. Please add or view tributes at