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Stanley E. Waskiewicz

In memoriam

Stanley E. Waskiewicz

Stanley E. Waskiewicz Stanley (Stan) died on January 5, 2014, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. He was 93.

A native of Amherst, MA, Stan was the ninth of ten children born to Demitro and Victoria Waskiewicz, Polish immigrants who moved to the United States in the early part of the 20th century. They established a family farm in Massachusetts that is still in operation today.

Stan was orphaned at 16, raised by his older siblings and used football and basketball scholarships and the GI Bill to complete both undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Massachusetts.

He was a veteran of World War II.

He was truly a self-made man and the embodiment of the American dream. Stan came to Beaufort in 1950 to work for the Blue Channel Corporation in Port Royal, SC as a food scientist in research and development. He retired as President of the company in 1985.

It was in Beaufort that he met his wife of 61 years Betty Logan Waskiewicz.

Stan never left his farming roots and always had a vegetable garden that produced enough to share with family and friends. His camellia garden is legendary with over 150 bushes growing under the spreading oaks in his backyard. He knew every one of them by name. During camellia season, Betty and their friends at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, where Stan was an elder emeritus, always had flowers to wear to church every Sunday.

Stan is survived by his devoted wife Betty, daughter Lyn Menne (Doug), son William (Charlotte) and grandchildren Logan Menne, Grayson Menne Webb (Alex), Miranda Milburn and Matthew Milburn. He was predeceased by his son Lee.

Stan passed on his love of reading and gardening to his family who carry on his legacy of growing things. He lived a long, full life and was spoiled rotten by Betty.

A memorial service was held on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort. The family received friends at a reception following in the Fellowship Hall.

Memorial gifts may be made to First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort, PO Box 1226, Beaufort, SC 29901 or the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Foundation, PO Box 2233, Beaufort, SC 29901.

Editor’s note: The Beaufort Tribune undertakes to publish memorial tributes to people who pass away leaving a substantial positive mark on our community. These memorial tributes are almost always written by family members of the deceased and are shared with the community to keep alive the memory of loved ones.

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