My husband and best friend Walter Joseph Stanislawski Jr (also known as Bud) born in Baltimore on Feb 24, 1942 passed away Aug 6, 2019 at 4:41am at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington and was 77 years old. He lived in the Baltimore area until moving to Beaufort, NC in 2004. He was a resident of Beaufort in Howland Rock for 14 years and moved to the Wilmington area July of 2018.
He is predeceased by his father Walter Joseph Stanislawski Sr and his mother Blanche Dolores Hile Stanislawski.
He is survived by his wife Barbara of 23 years, stepdaughter Maria Lord (who he raised as his daughter) and 3 furballs (cats). Walt was retired after 37 years with the Social Security Administration as a computer specialist.
He was a boater, fisherman and loved classic cars. A car head from way back he drag raced cars in the 60s. He was a grandfather to all kids because they just gravitated toward him and vice versa.
He was a man in a class by himself. He was kind, trustworthy, genuine and loved to laugh. The world definitely lost one of the brighter lights when he passed. He was smart, funny and a true gentleman with love to offer anyone he met.
Memorial donations may be made to the Freedom Service Dogs of America or Big Cat Rescue in Tampa.
There will be a memorial for him in Leland, NC date TBA. There will also be one in the Baltimore area TBA.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403