James Richard Stachowski of 1104 Minnie Drive, Raleigh passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 11:25 pm at Transitions of Life surrounded by his loving family. James was born to Mr. Bruno and Mrs. Clara Wozniak Stachowski on September 11, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. In his youth he moved to Valpraiso, Indiana. James proudly served as a United States Marine from 1954-1957 receiving an honorable discharge. He received several medals serving as a Marine, including a medal for serving during the Korean War. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Stachowski; three daughters, Tina Tanner of Angier, NC, Lisa (Dan) Matthews of Raleigh, NC and Cindy Stachowski of Greensboro, NC; sister, Sue Sterling of Plymouth, IN and four grandchildren, Michael, Stephen, Caroline and Dillan. A visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 5 pm at the Montlawn Funeral Home, 2911 South Wilmington Street Raleigh, NC 27603.
Memorials may be made to Transitions Lifecare (Hospice of Wake Co.), 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607 or to Alzheimer’s Association of NC, 1305 Navaho Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612. Online condolences can be made at: