Obituary: Henryk (Henry) Jordan Stojowski

Jonathan Plowright, pianist, with Henry Stojowski USC, Oct 2006

Son of the world-famous pianist and post-romantic composer, Zygmunt (Sigismond) Stojowski, and acclaimed pianist and teacher Luisa Stojowska, Henry passed away in Richmond, Virginia USA on Sunday, 2 September 2018. Born prematurely in Fontainebleau, France, while his parents were on a European concert tour, he was christened with the name Henri in honor of the French kings who have their final resting place in Fontainebleau.

A world-class architect, Henry graduated with honors from Yale University Architectural School. He also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, saw major combat in both the Mediterranean and Pacific theaters, and completed his service with the rank of Lieutenant JG.

Henry had just turned 97 on September 1. He is survived by his brother Alfred, a retired surgeon who recently celebrated his 99th birthday; his children Stephen, Christine, and Nancy; grandchildren Daniel, Lisa, and Samuel; and great-grandchildren Hugo and Quentin. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sarah, daughter Susan, and brother Ignatius.

Henry was responsible for the safe transfer of the Luisa and Zygmunt Stojowski Collection, which can be found at the University of Southern California Polish Music Center in Los Angeles. With his brother, Alfred, Henry attended a special concert at the Alfred Newman Recital Hall on the USC campus in 2006, celebrating the donation of the Stojowski Collection to the Polish Music Center.

[Submitted by Joseph Herter]