Stanley M. Olejniczak, 69, passed away on January 27, 2021 at Penn Presbyterian Hospital. He is survived by his wife Carol Miller, step-son Ryan Miller, brother Dennis Olejniczak, sister-in-law Laura Olejniczak, brother-in-law Christopher Schwamb, nephew Carl Oleniczak and his wife Kristen and their children Cora and Carter, nephew Kyle Olejniczak, nephew-in-law Ben Schwamb and countless treasured friends.
After working as a co-op student at Veda Inc. for five years in the early 1970s, Stanley graduated from Drexel University, 1974, BSEE, (accordion playing made that possible). Stanley continued his career with Veda, and subsequent companies that acquired Veda, for 36 years as a Navy contractor. During his career as an aircraft systems and human systems engineer he provided support to a wide range of Naval aircraft directly to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Stanley also served as a consultant to NAVAIR and the Boeing corporation on highly advanced Unmanned Ariel Vehicle (UAV) systems development.
Aside from a successful career, Stanley was afforded the opportunity to travel, and was fortunate to have a cast of characters in his life; his Band of Brothers . . . The Crew. More than anything his decades long friendships were his most treasured possession even when distance kept them apart. It was always obvious when Stan was in the room or on the dance floor. Stan had his own vocabulary which his family and friends grew to understand and use themselves; despite it not being dictionary worthy. Traveling with Stan was always an adventure. He spent countless hours "engineering" the most perfect use of time, logging pages and pages of notes, finding the not so popular and quirky attractions, and of course, ensuring the most bang for the buck. The old clich a "A Life Well Lived" does apply to Stan. But more so his was a "A Life Well Laughed." Stanley proudly embraced his Polish heritage and often attributed his quirks to his heritage. Stanley was one of a kind and will be deeply missed.
Stanley was also passionate about giving back to many charities, foundations, and food banks. One organization particularly close to his heart was Cornhole for a Cause that proudly supports Bringing Hope Home, a nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support to local families battling cancer. Donations ensure families are able to stay in their homes, utilities paid, and food on the table. As such, in lieu of flowers, the family wishes any donations be made to Bringing Hope Home in honor of Stanley's memory.Donations can be made through this link https://bringinghopehome.org/memorials/
Due to current events, when family and friends are able to safely gather, we will reunite in Stanley's honor to celebrate his life and share stories and memories. Laughter is a requirement to attend. Stay tuned.