We are all saddened by the sudden passing of NSSA’s President and Chairman Wayne Britz, on October 13, 2013. Wayne was totally devoted to the association and to the ship. For years he organized meetings, reunions, and events to preserve the N.S. Savannah. He was instrumental in the work being done on the ship. We will all miss him although his spirit will continue. Wayne was a fellow supporter of Baltimore’s historic vessels and a friend to the B&CSC. We will miss his smile and energy. Fair Winds and Following Seas, Wayne!
|10/24/2013 1:24:00 PM
Wayne L. Britz
of Dallas, TX formerly of Chisago City died suddenly October 12, 2013 of complications from the Type1A Flu, at the age of 72.
Wayne was born June 17, 1941 in Stillwater to Ephraim and Dorothy Britz. He graduated from Chisago City High School in 1959. He received his B.S. from St. Cloud State University, graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy, received his M.S from Georgia Institute of Technology, and attended the Executive MBA Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After his graduation from the Merchant Marine Academy he was assigned to the N.S. (Nuclear Ship) Savannah.
It was the first non-military nuclear powered ship. After leaving the Merchant Marine and graduating with his M.S in Nuclear Engineering he went to work for the US Atomic Energy Commission in Washington DC. He moved to New Jersey to work for PSE&G as Manager of Radiation Protection Services at their nuclear power plants. After retiring from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2006 he moved from Dallas to White Bear Lake and then in 2008 he moved to Dubai to work at the United Arab Emirates Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation. Wayne had since moved back to Dallas where he was living at the time of his death. He was also the past President of the Savannah Nuclear Association.
In his free time he enjoyed traveling the world, playing music in several community bands and orchestras during his life, and was especially known for entertaining friends and associates. He was known to all for being loving, caring and giving.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Ephraim and Dorothy. Survived by sister Yvonne (David) Snyder of Cushing, WI, and brother Lowell of Orlando, FL., nephews Tim (Lori) Snyder of Zimmerman, Jim Snyder of Cushing, great-nieces and nephews Tom Snyder of Duluth, Madi Snyder of Cushing, Colten Snyder of Cushing, friends and acquaintances around the world. Funeral Services 11 a.m., Wednesday Oct. 23 at Zion Lutheran Church in Chisago City. Interment was in South Green Lake Cemetery. Grandstrand Funeral Home is handling arrangements. grandstrandfh.com
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