|In 2001, Henry Juszczak met Henryk, a 7-year-old Arabian horse who was named after Juszczak for his help in maintaining the equipment at the Equestrian Research Facility.|
Henry Juszczak, an equipment technician in Horticulture Plant & Soil Sciences, died of complications from a liver transplant and cancer on March 4. He was 51 years old.
A resident of Mt. Baldy, Juszczak worked in the College of Agriculture for 16 years. He began in Agricultural Engineering and later joined the Apparel Merchandising & Management department.
“Henry was a skilled technician who assisted faculty and students with a wide range of equipment projects and labs, but more importantly he was a great co-worker and a good friend with a fascinating life story,” says Eudell Vis, professor emeritus in Agricultural Engineering. “We will miss him.”
Juszczak made himself available to multiple departments. In 2001, the Equine Research Center named a horse in honor of Juszczak for his help with their equipment. The horse, Henryk, still resides at Cal Poly Pomona.
Juszczak is survived by his wife, Marta, who is a library assistant in the University Library, and daughters, Monika and Anna.
A memorial service for Juszczak will take place Friday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Chapel of Diamond Bar, 22324 Golden Springs Drive in Diamond Bar. There will be a gathering following the service at the home of Florence Romo (Marta's co-worker), 514 San Vicente Drive in Walnut. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Cancer Society. The College of Agriculture Dean's Office is assisting in collecting donations. For more information, contact Penne Fode, assistant to the associate dean, at (909) 869-2200.