Wen-Jo “Walter” Chiang
It is with a very heavy heart that we pass along the news of Walter Chiang’s passing away on Friday, August 7, 2020.
Walter Chiang radiated warmth and kindness. He will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered. Representatives with CP&Y and WEAT leaders have established the Walter Chiang Memorial Scholarship Endowment through the WEAT Scholarship Fund.
The direct donation link benefitting students with scholarships awarded in Walter’s name is: https://www.weat.org/donate/walter-chaing-memorial-scholarship-endowment
Please see the article issued by CP&Y (In Memory of Wen-Jo “Walter” Chiang 1943-2020) and please take note of the email address dedicated to “Share Your Memories and Thoughts to Walter’s Family”: firstname.lastname@example.org
Daryl was truly a one of a kind individual, serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Charles F. Adams from 1985 –1989. He began his post military career with the Trinity River Authority’s Central Regional Wastewater System (CRWS) in 1991. Daryl started as a seasonal employee and quickly worked his way up to Maintenance Supervisor. He was involved in numerous facility expansions and improvements, and earned a reputation as a person who always got the job done! In 2001 Daryl left the Authority to join C F Engineered Equipment as a Service Representative responsible for establishing service contracts, performing equipment start up, and repairing rotating equipment for water and wastewater facilities throughout Texas.
Daryl was a member of the Texas Water Utility Association (TWUA) where he has volunteered as a speaker for several district meetings, including the Black lands and White Rock Districts. On several occasions he assisted instructors of the Pump & Motor Maintenance and Utility Safety Courses as well as representing C F Engineered Equipment in their booths at the North Central Texas and East Texas Regional Schools. Additionally, Daryl was a member of the Water Environment Association (WEAT), where he served as a volunteer for the Operations Challenge Program.
Daryl was the greatest of friends and the one person you could count on if you were in need. He was a loving father and husband that truly adored his family. Daryl could be found on the baseball field coaching his son or watching his daughter at her dance recitals. He was an avid outdoorsman that spent all of his spare time fishing or hunting with his family. It was said at his wake, “To know Daryl was to love him, and if you didn’t, then it was just a testament to your own low moral character.”
John F. Kubala
John served the industry as the first Director of Arlington Water Utilities for most of his career and received the honor of having a water treatment plant dedicated to him in 1997. He received the George Warren Fuller Award in 1983, the AWWA Gold Water Drop Award for 50 years of membership, and numerous other recognitions. He will be greatly missed.