Obituary for Nov. 8, 2014

• Malcolm Stransky

Malcolm Stransky

On October 23, 2014, Malcolm W. Stransky, Mac, joined his dearest wife Winnie in heaven. Born April 29, 1912, he was 102 and a half years young. While attending Oregon State University he met the love of his life Winnifred, a home economics major. They married in 1939 on Winnie’s 22nd birthday.

After getting a BS in mechanical engineering and a MS in chemical engineering together they moved to San Francisco and later to San Jose, CA., where son Jack was born. They set deep roots in Redwood City, CA., where Mac build his own home and welcomed daughter Lynn.

Mac ran large factories which built then technologically innovative upscale heating systems and built-in vacuum cleaners, which he invented.

In retirement after moving to Los Osos and later to Arroyo Grande, CA., Mac and Winnie traveled all over America by RV. They also spent winter months enjoying Mammoth Lakes and Death Vally, CA., square dancing, hiking, meeting up with snowbird friends, relatives and college roommates.

Married 68 years, Mac and Winnie are now young again and together with relatives, friends and young son Kim.

Malcolm is preceded in death by his beloved wife Winnie, his parents Joe and Mable Stransky; sisters Mildred Judd and Ardice Stransky; brother Waldo Stransky, all from Oregon; 2 year old son Kim Stransky, CA; brother-in-law Walter Brown, Santa Rosa, CA., and many, many friends.

He is survived by his son Jack (Annette) Stransky, Saratoga CA; daughter Lynn (David) McLernon, Koloa, Kauai; sisters-in-law Phyllis Brown, Santa Rosa, CA., and Jackie Darstein, Seattle, WA.; nieces Sheryl (John) Fabianek, Anacortes, WA.; Pam Wooster, WA.; Terralyn Barfield, Santa Rosa, CA., and nephew Tod (Andrea) Brown, Woodinville, WA., plus loving helpers Petra Ione, Cheryl Amyx, Shelby Simms, his attentive doctor Craig Netzer and team and John Black DDS and team. Mahalo nui loa to KFD Koloa, AMR, KPD and Wilcox Hospital’s great ER team.

Mac taught us all much; Marry Well, Work Hard and Always Smile and Laugh, even if you can’t hear or understand what’s being said. We will all miss Mac’s big smile, heart felt laughs, big shaka waves and Ray Ban cats.

No formal services are planned.


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