First Posted: 1/15/2009
William Joseph Spyhalski, P.E., 45, of Richmond, Va., died June 4, 2006.
A memorial will be 2 p.m. Friday at Second Presbyterian Church, 5 N. Fifth St., Richmond, Va.
He was born April 14, 1961, to Edward James Spyhalski and the late Katherine Howard Spyhalski. He was an associate of Whitman, Requardt and Associates, LLP, where he was manager of the Richmond office bridge and structure design staff. He worked for 22 years in the field of rehabilitation, restoration and design of bridges. He was past president of the Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was a member of Subcommittee 15 of the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) for eight years. He served on the redistricting committee of ASCE. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering and a M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and the University of South Carolina, Columbia, respectively.
He was a deacon and an elder in the Presbyterian Church, USA, and head of the Property Council during a major renovation at Second Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va. He designed and led the installation of the playground at Williamsburg Presbyterian Church, Williamsburg, Va. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout, Boys Scouts of America at Union Presbyterian Church, Union, Ky.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Musselwhite Spyhalski; two daughters, Anna Kathryn and Leslie Carol; two brothers, Edward James Spyhalski Jr. and his wife, Cynthia Creasy, and John Howard Spyhalski and his wife, Peggy McDonough; a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Angelia Musselwhite Talley and Joseph LeConte Talley III; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Vashti Britt Musselwhite and David Willis Musselwhite; a nephew, Jack Howard Spyhalski; and three nieces, Katelyn Ann Spyhalski, Laura Belle Talley and Katherine LeConte Talley.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Woody Funeral Home, Huguenot Road.
Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church.