Murphy Funeral Homes

4510 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA


Adam M. Stanislawczyk

December 24, 1932January 4, 2020
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Adam M. Stanislawczyk, 87, died January 4 at Fairfax Hospital. A resident of Fairfax, Va. for the past 6 months, he lived most of his life in Colonia, Brick, and Hamilton NJ.

Loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin, Adam was born to Frank and Rose Stanislawczyk on December 24, 1932 in Newark NJ. He attended St. Benedict’s Prep and graduated from Seton Hall University with a Masters Degree in Classical Languages and Education. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston.

He taught English and Latin for 35 years in Newark NJ; notably at East Side and Science High Schools, serving as Chairman of the English Department. Known as “Mr. Stan”, he was also a faculty member at Middlesex Community College and taught ESL In Princeton. He continued to teach as a sub at Red Bank Catholic HS and St. Rose of Lima.

He loved his family, and he loved baseball, especially the New York Yankees. He played the accordion and sang in the church choir at St. John Vianney Church. He enjoyed summers in Wildwood Crest and was fiercely proud of his Polish heritage. Most of all, he loved to be with his family for special celebrations. He was a devoted husband to his wife of 60 years, Dorothy “Dottie” (Pyzik), who pre-deceased him, as did his son David Stanislawczyk, his granddaughter Emily and his brother Edward. He is survived by his daughter Valerie Garcia (Michael) of Arlington Va.; son Daniel Stanislawczyk (Melinda) of Lake Worth Fl.; daughter-in-law Jennifer Stanislawczyk of Kendall Park NJ; grandchildren Adam, Stefanie (Aaron), Jessica, Luke, Noah and Ella; great-grandson Gabriel; and sister Loretta Risko (Charlie) of Jackson NJ.

Friends can call on Friday January 17 from 2-4pm and 6-8 pm at Murphy Funeral Home, 4510 Wilson Blvd, Arlington Va. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday January 18 at 11 am at St. Ann Roman Catholic Church, 5300 10th St N, Arlington Va.

Interment will be at Brigadier General William Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown, NJ on Tuesday January 21 at 10:30 am.

The family thanks the staff at Inova Fairfax Hospital for their loving care in his final days. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adam’s memory to St. Thomas Aquinas HS Fund, 1 Tingley Lane, Edison NJ 08820.


  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Visitation Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 18, 2020


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Linda Moore

January 18, 2020

Our prayers are with you and the family.

Nicoletta Williams

January 17, 2020

Dan, Melinda, Noah, Ella and Luke:

Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Wishing you peace.