John Rudolph Tushek
John Rudolph Tushek, 77, passed away on June 5, 2018, in Lake Jackson, Texas, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. John was born on April 1st. , 1941, in San Antonio, Texas. He grew up in San Marcos, Texas, attending school in San Marcos and graduating from San Marcos High School in 1959.
After high school, John attended the University of Texas, receiving his Civil Engineering Degree in 1964. He then worked for DOW Chemical Company in Lake Jackson, Texas as a Civil Engineer and international consultant , staying with DOW for 30 years. After retiring from DOW, he worked for a private engineering firm. Always available to encourage youth who were interested in engineering, he often spoke to youth groups and organizations. His expertise often made him the “go-to” guy for complicated engineering projects, both at DOW and in civic projects. In addition to his engineering prowess, John is remembered for his sense of humor, his love of fishing, and his being a master grill-chef for wonderful steaks and shrimp.
John is survived by his wife, Charlice (Doyle), his high-school and lifetime sweetheart. He was preceded in death by their daughter, Charelle Burnett, who passed away in 2011. He is also preceded in death by his parents, R.R. and Fay Tushek. Survivors in addition to his loving wife and caregiver are his grandchildren, Will and Ainsley Burnett and by his son-in-law, Bill Burnett, of Dripping Springs, Texas.
A memorial family gathering will be held at a later date. Remembrance through contributions in his memory may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or to a charity of your choice.