Walter Gajda, Jr., 82, passed away Saturday January 21 2023 in Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Rahway NJ. He died of complications of a hospital acquired infection contracted at Mount Sinai Morningside in Manhattan after cardiac bypass surgery.

Walter was born on June 8 , 1942 in Adams MA. He grew up in North Adams MA and attended St. Joseph’s High School there. He credits the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, who provided eduction at St. Joseph’s High School, for encouraging him to attend University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana, where he received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.