Pawlukiewicz, Stanley Walter, age 63, known to all as Stan of Draper, Utah, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 3rd. He was born in New Britain, Connecticut to Schola and Stanley R. Pawlukiewicz. He was a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Upon graduation Stanley enlisted with the US Army Rangers, stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. After his military career was cut short he returned to Connecticut to join the Naval Underwater Warfare Center in New London, and begin a career in Sonar detection engineering.
It was there that he met and fell in love with his wife, Jane K Adamson. They were married on April 27th, 1985. During his tenure with the Naval Underwater Warfare Center, he deployed on multiple submarine testing runs, evaluating sonar detection equipment he was crucial in developing and refining. Through his superiors’ encouragement, he applied for and earned an MS in Electrical Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Eventually, Stan was recruited to move to the nation's capital, where he carried on his work with submarine sonar detection at a more senior level, publishing multiple articles in IEEE journals and patenting unique methods of sonar detection.
After raising his family in Virginia, Stan and his wife retired to first Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to assist in the care of his father-in-law, then ultimately to the Salt Lake City area to be closer to his children. Stan enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing, bike riding, science fiction, and Pink Floyd. He was a life-long learner and excelled at his recall of military historical events. His greatest joy was his wife Jane, and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Jane K Pawlukiewicz, and his three children, Alexander J. Pawlukiewicz, Christopher M. Pawlukiewicz, and Victoria A. Pawlukiewicz.
Viewing will be held at Anderson & Goff Mortuary in Draper, Utah on Monday, April 11th from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM followed by a graveside service at Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park in Bluffdale at 2 PM.