Stanley Paul Abretski, 58, of Mount Airy, MD, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022, at his home. Born August 14, 1963, in Washington, DC, he is the son of Michael G. Abretski and the late Marjorie Abretski.
Stan was a 1981 graduate of Damascus High School, earned an AA Degree from Montgomery College in Electromechanical Systems Engineering Technology, and later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Microcomputer Systems Management from Potomac College. He worked with various organizations as an Account Executive in complex systems sales to federal agencies with a specific focus on intelligence community organizations.
“Stan the Man,” as he was called by those who knew him well, loved to fish, hunt, and work on cars. He also participated in baseball, basketball and wrestling. Stan was blessed with a family whom he loved tremendously and he enjoyed being involved in local Boy Scout troops and coaching youth baseball within his community. He loved watching his sons wrestle in high school and was very proud of their service in the Scouts. He also loved spending time at his Ocean Isle beach house with his family and friends. Stan’s favorite pastimes included mushroom foraging and gardening, which he learned from his dad. He was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Mount Airy, MD, and had a very strong relationship with his faith and God. His smile, laughter, and friendship will be missed by many.
Stan is survived by his two sons, Dr. Joseph Abretski (Maxine) of Richmond, VA, and David Abretski (Laken) of Vienna, VA. He is also survived by his three siblings, Michele Cooley (Frank) of Gaithersburg, MD; Michael J. Abretski of Gaithersburg, MD; Diane Trammell (Scott) of Ijamsville, MD; two nieces, Erin Abretski of Gaithersburg, MD, and Jessica Labay (Sufyan) of Walkersville, MD; two nephews, Michael W. Abretski (Bekah) of New Cumberland, PA, and Benjamin Trammell of Ijamsville, MD, as well as an uncle, several aunts, and many cousins originating from the Altoona and Coupon, PA, area.
Friends may visit from 2-4 PM Sunday, April 3, at Roy W. Barber Funeral Home, 21525 Laytonsville Road, Laytonsville, MD 20882. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 AM Monday, April 4, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1125 St. Michaels Road, Poplar Springs-Mount Airy, MD 21771. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, 515 S Market Street, Frederick, MD, next to his mother, whom he dearly loved.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made, in Stan’s memory, to St. Michael’s
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