Porac People


- Updated 01 December 1999 -

Dr. Charles Stanislaw died as the result of an automobile accident October 16, 1999 in Macedonia. Charles was in Macedonia acting as a consultant and volunteer under the auspices of ACDI-VOCA, a govt. agency.

His memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, 21st, at 7:00 p.m., Christ the King Lutheran Church, Cary, NC. Arrangements by Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, Cary (919-467-8108)

Dr. Charles Michael Stanislaw, 65, of 1445 Princess Anne Drive, Raleigh, N.C., died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.

Professor Emeritus of North Carolina State University was born in Bolivar, Pa., and was the son of the late John and Helen Stanislaw. He died as a result of an automobile accident while in Macedonia acting as a consultant and volunteer under the auspices of ACDI-VOCA, a Washington, D.C. government agency which provides agricultural aid to countries worldwide.

He also was a U.S. Feed Grains representative to Mexico. Dr. Stanislaw was granted both a B.S. and M.S. degree from Penn State University, and a Ph.d. in Animal Breeding and Genetics at Oklahoma State University. During most of his career, he was a professor in the Agriculture Extension program at North Carolina State. In 1998, Dr. Stanislaw was presented a Hall of Fame award by the North Carolina Pork Council "in appreciation of outstanding contributions and leadership to the pork industry and the North Carolina Pork Council."

With great interest in his Carpatho-Rusyn ancestry, Dr. Stanislaw helped establish a website for Porac, Slovakia, the birthplace of his parents, and was presented the city's flag by the Mayor of Porac. In collaboration with Dr. Jan Babik of Kosice, Slovakia, he was writing a history of Porac.

Pursuing his lifelong interest in wildlife, he was active in the Ernest Thompson Seton Institute and was engaged in research and cataloging for that organization.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Edythe Walters Stanislaw; two daughters, Christine Lynn Stanislaw, Greenville, S.C., and Leigh Stanislaw Menchinger and her husband, Brent, Raleigh; sisters, Mary Barbus, Cleveland, Ohio; Ann Nicely, North Versailles, Pa.; Helen Cicirello, Chesterland, Ohio; Vernie West, Ligonier, and Jean Corrin, New York City, N.Y.; brothers, George Stanislaw, Bolivar, and Major John Stanislaw, Georgetown, Texas.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, at 7 p.m. in Christ the King Lutheran Church, 600 Walnut St., Cary. The family will receive friends at a reception after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, or to the ACDI-VOCA, 50 F. St., Suite 1075, Washington, D.C. 20001, Attention Dennis DeSautis. Arrangements are being handled by the BROWN-WYNNE FUNERAL HOME, Cary, North Carolina.

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