Stanley J. Stryjewski, 89, of Floral City, FL, passed away on June 29, 2022, (just after arriving in hospice in Lecanto, FL). He was born on January 4, 1933, in Chicago, IL, third son of the late John and Lillian Stryjewski.
Stan was a career veteran of the US Army Security Agency (ASA), serving in Germany after the war, where he was awarded the Allied Occupation of Europe medal. He served voluntarily during the Vietnam War. SFC Stryjewski was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Bronze Star. Other medals include: the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal and the National Defense Service Award with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct medal w/ 5 knots. After retiring with 22 years of service, Stan got bored with retired life and went to work at the United States Post Office in Miami, FL as an electronics technician.
After retiring from the Post Office, Stan moved to Floral City, where he was a founding member of VFW post 7122, Floral City, FL. He also volunteered for years with the Boy Scouts of America, where he was generous with his time and the equipment he donated.
Mr Stryjewski’s hobbies included finish work on his home and scuba diving, especially on 16th century Spanish galleons. Stanley also enjoyed working in his garage, borrowing the next door neighbor’s cat to spoil, yelling at squirrels and feeding the local wild bird population.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, and the love of his life, Lavetta Stryjewski. Survivors include his son, John Stryjewski and his wife Elizabeth of Merritt Island, FL and their children Camden and MacLaine as well as his daughter, Joann Reed and her husband Lawrence of Cedar Falls, IA and their seven children, as well as nine grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL, with full military honors.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, FL. www.heinzfh.com