Related Links: Website of California State University, Chico Online obituary for Willard Warzyn WarzynWillard Warzyn, 95, a heavy-structural engineer who, in 1953, founded Warzyn Engineering Inc. to advance the emerging field of soil engineering, died on Sept. 19 in Madison, Wis.He consulted on numerous projects in Wisconsin and Illinois and made cost-saving innovations in bridge and marina design, says Clifford Lawson, the firm's former chief geotechnical engineer. "He was always noted for the energy he put into his work," says Lawson.Warzyn also was state chapter president of two engineers' groups. His firm, which ranked among the Top 500 Design Firms
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