Ocean City Today

Daniel B. Stachurski

Dec 07, 2017

printed 12/08/2017

Port St. Lucie

Daniel B. Stachurski of Port St. Lucie, Florida passed on Nov. 20 at the age of 73. Dan was born on June 25, 1944 in Riverside, California to Edward and Katherine (Chaby) Stachurski.

Dan honorably served his country in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam veteran. Leaving the Army as 1st Lieutenant, he entered the advertising and public relations field until his retirement.

After retirement, Dan became very involved in the board of the Ocean Pines Association, where he served in various positions including president.

Dan’s passion for painting led him to earn a Bachelors of Fine Arts in painting and ceramics, summa cum laude, from Salisbury University in 2010.

From a young man, Dan’s other passion was sailing and in 2012 Dan got his dreamboat “Windstalker,” a Bavaria Cruiser 36. Dan and his wife, Deb, sailed to Florida in late 2013 to live full time and enjoy the water, golf and the Florida life.

Dan is survived by his wife, Deborah Shockley, of Port St. Lucie, Florida; son, Erik Stachurski (Lorre) and grandsons, David and Jake of Warwick, Rhode Island; son, Marc Stachurski (Jana) and grandsons, Kegan and Burke of Allen, Texas; sisters, Nola Zanelli (Rich) of Joliet, Illinois and Mary Jo Stachurski of Elmwood Park, Illinois; brother-in-law, Carroll Shockley (Linda) of Berlin, Maryland; brother-in-law, Gary Shockley (Debbie) of Salisbury, Maryland; sister-in-law, Helen Shockley of Salisbury, Maryland and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

His parents and first wife Charlotte predeceased him.

Dan’s wish for his final resting place is Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. The services will be at a date to be determined.

There will be a celebration of Dan’s Life on Dec. 30, 2017 at the Community Church of Ocean Pines, 11227 Racetrack Road, Ocean Pines, Maryland at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Worcester County Veteran’s Memorial in Ocean Pines, P.O. Box 1576, Ocean Pines.

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