ABERDEEN - Stanley K. Golaski of Aberdeen, Maryland passed away from natural causes on Monday, October 28th. He was 87 years old. He moved to Aberdeen, Maryland in 1955 and lived there for over 50 years. He had worked at the Ballistic Research Laboratory (BRL) at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds for thirty years. He was most recently a resident of the Oak Crest Retirement Community in Parkville, MD.
Mr. Golaski was pre-deceased by his wife of 57 years, Betty Ann Golaski. He is survived by his daughter Deborah Golaski Poillon and her husband Peter who live in Cape May Court House, New Jersey.
Mr. Golaski was born in Torrington, Connecticut and was the son of Polish immigrants. He was always proud of his Polish heritage. He was the youngest of eight children, and the family moved to Philadelphia in the 1930’s. Mr. Golaski was a graduate of The Episcopal Academy and worked at his brother Walter’s knitting factory in the city. He attended Drexel University and graduated with a degree in B.S. in Metallurgy. After graduating, he served in the United States Army.
Mr. Golaski then accepted a position at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds and was a scientist and researcher at BRL. During his long career there he worked on projects involved with reactive armor, shaped warheads and explosive welding techniques. His work led to several U.S. government patents and was recognized with numerous awards.
The Golaskis enjoyed spending time in Avalon, New Jersey and Key Largo, Florida. He and his wife traveled extensively and both were long-time members of the Grove Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling and photography.
Donations in his memory can be made to the Cape May County Library, 4 Moore Road, DN 2030 Cape May Court House, NJ 08210