Posted: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 3:11 pm
The Messenger, September 15, 2010
Cmdr. Marion “Gus” Willhauck, 79, of Greens-boro, N.C., a former resident of Union City, died Sept. 12, 2010.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Greensboro.
They request memorials be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 215 Ann Street 28516 in Beaufort, N.C.
He was born Sept. 19, 1930, in Union City, son of the late Ollie Morris and Royal Everett Willhauck. A 1949 graduate of Union City High School, he attended the former University of Tennessee at Martin Junior College and graduated from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. He earned his master’s degree in education counseling from Mississippi State University in Starkville. Upon graduation from ETSU, he was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy and received his Naval Aviator wings in 1955. He served his country as a career naval officer for 22 years. He then began a second career as a high school Naval Science instructor, teaching at Canton (Miss.) High School for three years before assuming the position of Naval Science instructor at Walter Hines Page High School in Greensboro, where he taught for 17 years.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth “Betty” (Duncan) Will-hauck; his daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Jacek Szypulski of Greensboro; his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen M. and Susan Willhauck of Fairfax, Va.; four grandchildren and their spouses, Alice and Rudy Stallcup, Amanda and Christopher Hess, Hannah and Kevin Schrack and Stephen D. Willhauck; three step-grandchildren and their spouses, Maciej and Joanna Szypulski, Elizabeth Szypulski and Eric Szypulski; two great-grandchildren, Madeline Hess and Phillip Szypulski; seven nieces; two nephews; and his sister-in-law, Ann (Duncan) Willhauck, who was the widow of his twin brother, Aarion Willhauck, as well as the sister of his wife.
He was also preceded in death by his sister, June Janeway.
Friends may offer condolences at www.news-record.com/nr/obits/.