Self-made hydraulics expert dies in Texas

J. Masculine

Joseph W. P.  Masculine, of Montgomery, Texas, died December 23, 2014, after a long battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1953 in Columbia, S.C., he worked in several states serving the hydraulics industry. He is survived by his wife, Debbie Stewart Masculine; son, Ian Andrew Masculine, mother, Geraldine Masculine; brother, John C. (Wendy) Masculine; and two grandchildren and stepsons.
An avid fisherman and photographer, Mr. Masculine worked for the majority of his life in hydraulics in the oil field and aircraft industries as a mechanic, troubleshooter, and self-taught designer. He had neen employed by Hyvair Corp., Magnolliam Texas, and, later, Hydraulic Systems Inc., now headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. He was considered by many to be an innovator in the design and implementation of unique fluid-power applications.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Salvation Army. Burial was at Chapel of the Chimes in Hayward, Calif.

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