Mr. Stanley L. Cieslik, 88, husband of the late Karen Mary Cieslik and a resident of Onancock, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.
Born Oct. 29, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was a son of the late Thaddeus Cieslik and Cecilia Tryger Cieslik. Mr. Cieslik served his country in the U.S. Air Force. Following discharge from the military, he began working for the former Reading Railroad, in Philadelphia, now Conrail Railroad, where he later retired as a yardmaster. Soon after retirement, he and Karen moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, settling on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. Throughout his life, Mr. Cieslik loved to be on the water, spending most of his free time boating, crabbing, fishing, and clamming on the East Coast. Over the last 20 years on the Eastern Shore, he has continued to enjoy his passion for the water, sharing it with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was member of the Exmore Moose Lodge and a devoted member and gracious benefactor of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
Survivors include his two daughters, Joanne Loiuse McGovern, of Onancock, and Cheryl Ann Milford, of Gastonia, N.C.; sister, Cecelia Angst, of Cinnaminson, N.J.; four grandchildren, Justine Barnes, Julie Narisi, Timothy O’Shea, and Scott Milford; six great-grandchildren, Rylan and Rory Barnes, Timothy and Jonathan O’Shea, and Jayden and Jocelyn Narisi; nieces, Margie Switzer and Elizabeth Atkinson; great-niece, Deborah Steele; and great-nephews, Thomas Steele and Jonathan DePhilippo Jr. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a niece, Diane Angst.
A Memorial Mass was held at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, in Onley, on Nov. 27, 2018, with Father Rogelio L. Abadano officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, P.O. Box 860, Onley, VA 23418.
Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com
Arrangements were made by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home.