Brigantine Police saddened by the loss of Retired Ventnor Police Chief Stanley J. Wodazak JR

wodazak stanStanley J. Wodazak JR

Funeral Home:

A viewing will be from 6 pm to 9 pm, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Rd, in Northfield, and from 10 am to 11 am, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the funeral home, with a service to follow at 11 am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Mays Landing.

Adams-Perfect Funeral Homes

1650 New Road
NORTHFIELD, New Jersey, UNITED STATES
08225

WODAZAK, Stanley J. 61 years old Born March 26, 1952 in Camden, NJ. Son of Stanley and Myrtle (Payton) Wodazak. DIed August 2, 2013

He was a man of Honor and integrity.

Stan overcame many obstacles in his young life. He moved here when he was 14, and then enlisted in the US Navy when he was just 17 years old. After his discharge he stayed in this area. He started his career as an EMT in Ocean City, NJ. While there he met his wife of 38 years, Chris. He was part of the pilot program and went on to become one of the 1st licenced MICU parametics in the state of New Jersey. As a medic he worked for the City of Camden, rising through the ranks to Chief of Emergency Medical Services. Deciding Camden was not a place to raise a family, Stan and Chris moved back home. Stan took a job as a police dispatcher for the City of Ventnor, 6 months later he became a patrolman, and moved up the ranks to Chief of Police, where he served in that capacity for 8 years. He retired after 26 years of distinguished service to the citizens of Ventnor. During his career Stan had many accomplishments. He graduated at the top of both his Paramedic class, and his graduating class from the Police Academy recieving 3 awards, including the Merit Award (which is voted on by both your classmates and instructors). This is the one that meant the most to him.

He received numerous awards from the DEA, The State of New Jersey, The Dept of Justice, and the FBI. They are all in a drawer somewhere, as that was not what it was about for Stan. He truly loved his work, and it is what he was meant to do.

Stan could do pretty much anything he set his mind to. He was a craftsman, building their home, fixing anything, obtaining his black belt in Judo.

He leaves behind to treasure his memory His wife, Christina, Son Thomas (Danielle) Wodazak, Daughter Kimberly (Tony) Gatto. Grandsons (His pride and joy) Thomas and Ryan Wodazak. His brother Donald (Sherry) Cancelosi, niece and nephew Lauren and Drew Cancelosi. Sister Dawn Gogol and brother Dirk Cancelosi. His cousin Patty.

A viewing will be from 6 pm to 9 pm, on Tuesday, August 6, 2013, at Adams-Perfect Funeral Home, 1650 New Rd, in Northfield, and from 10 am to 11 am, on Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the funeral home, with a service to follow at 11 am. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, in Mays Landing.

In lieu of flowers, Stan would like donations be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105, or the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PANCAN) 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Ste 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Arrangements entrusted to and condolences for the family may be left at Adams-Perfect.com

 

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