Col. Daniel J. ‘Murry’ Murawinski USAF (Ret.), 69

Col. Daniel J. “Murry” Murawinski USAF (Ret.), 69, of Selbyville, Del. formerly of Fairfax Station, Va., passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the Delaware Hospice Center in Milford, Del.

He was born on Sept. 18, 1949, in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late John Murawinski and the late Ann (DeMarco) Murawinski. He completed his undergraduate studies at Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and completed his master’s degree in engineering physics from the Air Force Institute of Technology in Ohio.

Affectionately known as “Murry” by his military friends, he retired in 1992 with the rank of colonel in the U.S. Air Force, with 20 years of service. Murawinski was so proud to serve his country. Shortly thereafter, he began his career in the private sector. He retired in 2012 as the director for DOD/Civil Programs with Verizon. 

Murawinski is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Nancy E. (Schwalm) Murawinski; three children, Heather Comerford and her husband, Gary, of South Riding, Va., Becca Lakofsky and her husband, Matt, of Glen Mills, Pa., and Danny Murawinski and his fiancée, Britty Viazzi, of Portland, Ore.; his seven adoring grandchildren, Emma and Collin Comerford, Justin, Ryan, Caitlyn and Brayden Lakofsky, and Daniel “Jude” Murawinski; and his sister, Dorothy Caputo and her husband, Frank, of Albrightsville, Pa. He had such a strong love for his family and friends.

Visitation and a Mass of Christian Burial were to be held Jan. 18, 2019, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church near Frankford, Del. Interment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital online at Condolences may be sent online at