with a smile to soften the hardest of hearts
Friend, Shipmate, Sailor, Priest, cryptologist
April 21, 1952 - March 25, 2009
Father Zmyslo moved to State College to work at the Penn State University Applied Research Laboratory (Promoted to Associate Research Engineer in July 2000) and later opened a State College office for Klein and Stump (now Centurum, Inc.), a defense contract company from Virginia. In 2004, Father Zmyslo entered The General Theological Seminary in New York City. Upon graduation, he was ordained to the ministry of The Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on June 2007. Father Zmyslo accepted the chaplaincy at Penn State University. He had also served at Saint Andrew's (State College) and Saint John's (Bellefonte) Episcopal Churches.
Father Zmyslo is survived by his loving wife, Charlotte; stepson, Jeffrey Bishop; one sister, Paulette Calkins (Patrick); two brothers, Ron (Sharon), and Alan (Lynn) Zmyslo; as well as nieces and nephews.
Internment of his ashes will take place at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Father Zmyslo may be made to The Episcopal Campus Ministry, c/o Jean Beierlein, 484 Orlando Avenue, State College, PA 16801.
Note of remembrance from Captain Tom Botulinski: Jim was a retired Cryppie who worked for us when we were KSI; a fine Naval officer and a brilliant engineer. He ran our Penn State office doing work for NIWA. Many of you will remember him; he sometimes visited us at the old Arlington office. A super guy...one of the kindest and nicest men you will ever meet. Jim heard the call to the ministry a few years ago and left KSI to become a Priest. I recall that he did his summer internships in several hospitals in Pennsylvania, caring for grieving family and friends in the emergency rooms. Father "Z" is going to be missed by many. R/ Tom