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Daniel Stasiorowski

d. March 25, 2021

On Thursday, March 25, 2021, Dan Stasiorowski of Wyndmoor, PA passed away at age 45 after a long series of complications following a bone marrow transplant in 2018. Dan is survived by his heartbroken wife of nearly 11 years and partner for 21 years, Melisa Mordenti, his loving parents George and Susan Stasiorowski, his sister Emily Stasiorowski and brother Adam Stasiorowski (Tricia Ryan), along with his in-law family Lori Mordenti and Richard Hoffman, Michael Mordenti, Jennifer and Shawn Longhenry, Michelle Mordenti and William O'Leary, and an entire team of nieces and nephews, including Austin, Trystin, Johnathan, Gavin, Raegan, Deegan, Everly, Luke, Wyatt, and "bonus" Lily, Landon, River, and Quinn. His many friends will also miss him and his warm, easy laughter dearly. His golden retriever Winston has not stopped looking for him. The expressions of love following his death show how much laughter and inspiration Dan brought to everyone he touched. Dan was his mother's sunshine and his father's pride. He was a brother to look up to. Dan loved being an uncle and spent hours each holiday season planning family gatherings and giant meals, selecting NFL/NHL jerseys for each kid and wrapping piles of gifts, each with a ribbon. Despite attempting to ensure each kid was an Eagles fan, he would happily gift jerseys of their choice. Dan enjoyed nothing more than hosting friends in his kitchen for carefully crafted meals, particularly the homemade pizza dough that he had perfected after years of research and practice, which his family and friends happily “endured.” He was known for impromptu dance parties, even when it was just him and Melisa at home. The time that Dan spent recovering following his transplant allowed him to create a new genre of art that he called "photographic artwork" where his original photographic images were digitally layered with a paint process in order to encourage the viewer to look closely at the piece and contemplate the possibilities within. His art was displayed in local galleries and exhibitions, and won several awards in competitions. It is as bright, beautiful, and vibrant as he was. Dan had a passion for surf fishing and would have spent all of his time in Strathmere, NJ and the surrounding area if he'd been able. He loved nothing more than fishing the shore for the elusive striper, or kayaking the inlet and bay for flounder, blues, and weakfish. He almost exclusively practiced catch and release, unless planning dinner for that evening. Dan loved to play acoustic guitar, often teaching himself new songs and practicing for hours. He loved riding his bike on hot, sweaty summer days. His former nursing colleagues will tell you that he was a compassionate nurse and a considerate (and funny!) coworker, taking care of his patients and making his co-workers laugh through long night shifts. More than anything, Dan loved his wife and dog. He loved being home, baking, gardening, cooking dinner, making Melisa laugh, playing ball with Winston. He loved to travel with them to any location, especially near the ocean. He was a supportive, caring husband with an unwavering resolve to enjoy life, and he brought a light to their lives that will continue to shine. Dan was the grateful and humble recipient of hundreds of blood and platelet donations over the last six years. Please consider donating blood or platelets, or hosting and volunteering at drives as you are able. Please consider being added to the bone marrow registry at An anonymous bone marrow donor cured Dan's cancer and helped to prolong his life. This selfless gift gave Dan and Melisa much hope for a full recovery over the last three years. The idea that fellow patients may experience financial difficulties during their cancer treatments concerned Dan greatly. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dan's memory to Legacy of Hope, a grassroots organization providing direct financial assistance to oncology patients in the Philadelphia area. Finally, the family would like to acknowledge the tireless and exceptional care given to Dan by the medical and support staff at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. A celebration of Dan's life will be scheduled for a later date when we can all spend time together in the sunshine.
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