Sr. Evanowski

Obituary of Sr. Evanowski

Stan was born on January 31, 1929, to Thomas and Mary Evanowski in New Brunswick, New Jersey, and passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Stan and his wife, Carol of 56 years, resided in Edison for 53 years where they raised their five children: Carol Rakoncza and her husband Nick; Laura Hopler; Stan Evanowski, Jr. and Susan; Mary Evanowski, and Geralyn Evanowski. Stan is predeceased by his siblings, Clara Evanowski, Thomas Evanowski, Helen Brown, John Evans, Ann Smith, Mary Curry, and Edmund Evanowski. Stan is survived by his two sisters, Elizabeth Curry and Frances McKenzie. Stan is blessed with four grandchildren: Heather Rakoncza Asfour and her husband, David, Nicole Rakoncza, Nicolas Rakoncza, US Army, and Erin Mary Evanowski; and one great granddaughter, Madeleine Noelle Asfour; and many nieces and nephews who hold a special place in his heart; and Linda whose continued TLC has been an integral part of his life. Stan graduated from St. Peter's High School, New Brunswick, NJ and is forever grateful to the priest, sisters, and his mentor, Coach Francis "Bud" Murphy who influenced him as he journeyed through his High School years. After High School Graduation, Stan worked for the New Brunswick Department of Parks and Recreation while attending Seton Hall University and earning his Bachelor's Degree. He then served in the US Army as a Chaplain Assistant in Ft. Carson, Colorado. Returning to civilian life, he received a Bachelor's degree from St. Jerome's, attended Notre Dame, the Theological Seminary and Catholic University of America in Washington DC earning his Master's degree. Stan taught Latin at John Carroll High School in Washington DC and Business Law at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, Maryland. Returning to New Jersey, he was employed by Edison Township Board of Education for 34+ years teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. Attending Rutgers, Kean, Montclair, and Newark State Universities, he continued certification courses in Administration and other course requirements to enhance his teaching. Stan enjoyed time spent with children, including Edison Boys Baseball and CCD programs at St. Matthew Parish where he taught and then Guardian Angels Parish where he taught and directed the religious education program for many years. A true labor of love. Funeral services will be on Saturday, November 23, at 10:00 a.m., at the Boylan Funeral Home, 10 Wooding Avenue in Edison; followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish at Guardian Angels Church in Edison; entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Piscataway. Family and friends may visit on Friday, November 22, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stan's name can be made to the Missionary Childhood Association (a.k.a. Holy Childhood Association), P.O. Box 191, Metuchen, NJ 08840.
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