In Memory of
September 13, 1923 - March 13, 2018
Daniel Dzamba Sr, age 94, died on Tuesday, March 13,
2018 at Hillcrest of Raleigh.
Dan was born on September 13, 1923 in Bayonne, NJ to the
late Andrew Dzamba and Mary Sirochman. He was one of
three sons and his two brothers Andrew and Frank
predeceased him decades ago. He is preceded in death by
his beloved wife of 58 years Grace Hazell Dzamba.
Dan is survived by two sons, Daniel Dzamba, Jr. and wife
Barbara, James Dzamba; and one granddaughter, Kristina
Grace Dzamba. He was a devoted husband, father and
grandfather. Dan also is survived by his 1st cousins
Eleanor Kreta and Neil Carroll both of Bayonne, NJ and
by his good friend and brother-in-law Norman Hazell of
Dan was a proud World War II United States Navy veteran.
He served honorably from December 1940 until October
1945. He was a communication specialist and among his
assignments were the Atlantic Fleet Patrol Wing 7, the
Patrol Squadron 93, and the Fleet Airwing Squadron 7.
Dan also served on the USS Lapwing, the USS Albemarle,
the USS Pocomoke and lastly the USS Bataan. He served in
the North Atlantic and Pacific theaters of the war. One
of his prized possessions is his WWII scrapbook. He
retained a copy of the original teletype communique sent
to all US Naval installations from Pacific Command on
that infamous day December 7, 1941 where the communique
simply reads "Air Raid on Pearl Harbor X This is not a
After the war Dan joined the New York and New Jersey
Port Authority Police. He served with distinction for 38
years until his retirement in 1984. The last 14 years of
his police service he was assigned to the Port Authority
Police Academy and was their fire arms expert and
While his sons were growing up Dan was active with them
in the Boy Scouts of America and Little League baseball.
Among his truly unique talents were his ability to make
a perfect Manhattan cocktail (stirred and definitely
never shaken!) and his eloquence in reciting by memory
the famous 19th century baseball poem "Casey at the Bat"
by author Ernest Thayer. Dan loved reciting this
uniquely American poem at banquets, naval ship reunions,
occasionally at family gatherings and even in a pub in
England on of one his frequent world travels with his
wife Grace. He loved watching sports and particularly
watching his granddaughter play high school volleyball.
He lived a tremendously full life where he cherished his
family, friends and relatives, valued life's blessings,
and was proud to serve and defend this great country.
Now may God's angels accompany him to be reunited with
his beloved Grace to God's Eternal Kingdom.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 15,
2018 from 5:00-7:00 PM at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200
SE Maynard Road, Cary, NC 27511.
Funeral services will be held 2:30 PM on Friday, March
16, 2018 at St Michael's Episcopal Church, 1520
Canterbury Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608.
Burial will be at Salisbury National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers a donation in Daniel Dzamba, Sr.'s
name can be made to the AMVETS Foundation at
www.amvetsnsf.org. He was a member of American Legion
Post 67 in Cary, NC.
Online condolences may be made at
Arrangements for the Dzamba family are under the care of
Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.
Published in Asbury Park Press on
Mar. 15, 2018