Clifton Junek '50 May 2, 2023 4:33 PM updated: May 2, 2023 4:39 PM
Clifton John Junek
June 13, 1927 — April 20, 2023
Clifton John Junek, age 95 years, 10 months, entered into eternal peace Thursday afternoon, April 20th, surrounded by family and loving care givers.
Cliff was born June 13, 1927 in Oscar, Bell County, Texas to John Thomas Junek and Emilie Hejl.
Since Czech was spoken in the family home, he started school at Rogers speaking no English. Immediately after graduating high school, he entered the Navy. He trained as an aircraft gunner and as his unit was being deployed to the South Pacific, he became ill and was held back to join the next group, but no other units were deployed.
After discharge from active duty, Cliff started college at Temple Junior College and finished at Texas A&M in 1950 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Cliff met Gloria Jane Loggins on a blind date and they married August 31, 1952. At his death, they had been married for 70 years. They have two daughters, Linda and Sharon.
Cliff worked for 30 years in the Houston area for several petrochemical and engineering/construction companies. In 1980, Cliff moved to College Station where he went to work in the Planning Division of the Texas A&M System as the Mechanical Engineer overseeing mechanical contractors on all construction projects within the A&M system. He retired as the Assistant Manager in 1999. His last two big projects were Reed Arena and the Bush Library.
In retirement, he continued to operate several duplexes, maintained an impressive vegetable garden, played lots of “42”, and was an active member of area United Methodist Churches.
Cliff is survived by his wife of 70 years, Jane Loggins Junek. He is also survived by two daughters, Linda Suter and husband Bill of Tomball and Sharon Klumpyan and husband Joe of College Station; four grandchildren, Greg Suter of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Mark Suter of Tomball, Carrie McNicol of College Station, and Kyle Klumpyan of Stephenville; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Christ Church of College Station, or your favorite charity.