We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Roy W. Barber Funeral Home
Albin Stanley Wozniak of Brookeville, Maryland died Thursday, July 21st peacefully in his sleep. He was preceded in death by his parents Jozef Wozniak and Pelagia Stach of New Britain, Connecticut. He is also preceded in death by his brother Henry Wozniak and sister Florence Laskarzewski. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Janice Wozniak and their three children: daughter Dr. Marcella Wozniak and her husband Mark Eades of Mt. Airy, Maryland, daughter Elizabeth (Betta) Fraize and her husband Brian Fraize of Mt. Airy, Maryland, and Joseph Thaddeus (Tad) Wozniak and his wife Joann Wozniak of Mt. Airy, Maryland. He is also survived by his sister Elizabeth (Betty) Bulsewicz, 95, of New Britain, Connecticut and his 5 grandchildren. Rebecca Stinsman and her husband Ray Stinsman III of Mt. Airy, Maryland, Nicole Trujillo and her husband Andrew Trujillo of Chicago, Illinois, Joseph Thaddeus Wozniak, Jr. of Mt. Airy, Maryland, Anna Fraize of Jersey City, New Jersey and Lucas Fraize of Phoenix, Arizona.
Albin was born December 6th, 1931, and was raised in New Britain, Connecticut. In his youth, he was a drummer in the Drum and Bugle Core. Albin was the youngest of his 3 siblings. He admired his brother Henry for his service in World War II and was loved by his sisters Florence and Betty, whom he often spoke of fondly. Albin left home at a young age to attend St. John’s Kanty Prep School and graduated in 1948. He then attended Boston College and graduated with a B.S. in History and Government, and a Master of Education in 1953. He enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in Germany from 1954-1955. When he returned from his deployment, a mutual friend introduced him to the love of his life, Janice Pianka. They were married Thanksgiving Day, 1958. He spent the next 34 years teaching history and economics at Sherwood High School in Montgomery County. He was always pleased to see teachers and students he had known through the decades. He was an avid gardener, lover of history, and a voracious reader. He was proud of his Polish heritage, spoke Polish and visited Poland and Russia. For many years, he compiled The Polish Studies Newsletter.
His wife and his family were very important to him. Albin spent many happy years with his loving wife Janice, raising his three children on Gregg Road in Brookeville. As his health declined, he moved into assisted living at Friends in Sandy Spring Maryland and spent the last 2 years of his life there. His wife Janice spoke to him every day.
He was extremely proud of his 3 children: Marcy, Betta, and Tad in whom he instilled values of strength, individualism, and accomplishment. He enjoyed seeing his 5 grandchildren grow up, graduate from college and get married (Rebecca and Nicole).
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Catholic Church http://www.stpetersolney.org.
We welcome family and friends to his Wake on Thursday, July 28th from 6pm-8pm at:
Barbers Funeral Home
21525 Laytonsville Rd.
Laytonsville, Maryland 20882
A Mass will be held on Friday, July 29th from 12pm-1pm at:
St. Peters Catholic Church
2900 Olney Sandy Spring Rd.
Olney, MD 20832
Followed by his Burial at:
St. Michaels’ Catholic Church Cemetery
1125 St. Michael’s Rd.
Mt. Airy, MD 21771