Stan Ploszaj

Stanley J. Ploszaj (1943-2017)

The Mahwah Museum mourns the passing of our friend, docent and former treasurer, Stanley J. Ploszaj.  He passed away on November 8, 2017 at his home in Mahwah, NJ.


Stan was a man of many interests and talents. His intellectual curiosity made him a lifelong learner. He was a proud alumnus of Columbia University, receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees there. He also received a Masters of Library Science at Rutgers University, which led to a career as a systems and technical services librarian and consultant. In the course of his varied career, Stan managed large library automation systems including Westchester Library System and Ramapo Catskill Library System. He belonged to a number of professional organizations and served as a board member on the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council. Outside of work, Stan was an active community member. He volunteered at the Mahwah Museum and was a former chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee at Immaculate Conception Church in Mahwah.

Friendly by nature, his loss will be felt by many.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to HUMC Foundation, 160 Essex Street, Suite 101, Lodi, NJ 07644. In the memo section, please indicate the John Theurer Cancer Center.

The Museum offers its condolences to his family.  He is remembered for his dedication and knowledge and will be missed.


A link to Stans’s obituary can be found here Stanley Ploszaj Obituary


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