Janusz Ochota
September 26, 1959 - August 22, 2016

After a long and hard fought battle with cancer, Dr. Janusz Ochota, D.Sc., passed away peacefully at the age of 56 on August 22, 2016. He leaves behind his sisters Krystyna Ochota and Halina Burns, nephew Robert Ochota, niece Julianna Burns, and brothers-in-law Ted Reischl and Ernest Burns.

Janusz was born on September 26, 1959, to Leszek Ochota, M.D., and Elisabeth Bapst Ochota, who both preceded him in death. He graduated from Towson State University in Maryland with a dual Bachelor’s degree in Business and Philosophy. Janusz went on to earn an R.N. in nursing, and practiced psychiatric nursing at Shephard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, as well as other facilities. He then earned his Master of Science degree and taught Computer Science at Frostburg State University in Maryland. Janusz went on to earn his Doctor of Science degree in Computer Systems from the Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Janusz loved the beach, fishing, cooking, classical music and literature, and had a passion for philosophical debate. His ashes will be interred near his parents in a private ceremony in St. Michaels, Maryland at a later date.

The family would especially like to thank Duke University Hospital for their care and expertise as well as the Lower Cape Fear Hospice-Wilmington for their sincerity, care, attentiveness, and diligence in making it possible for Janusz to live his best life until the end. Please consider sending an In Memoriam donation to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation so that they may continue their great work for all that need their services. http://www.hospiceandlifecarecenter.org/lcfh-foundation/

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1 Comment

  • Steven Arabia Posted June 3, 2020 5:21 pm

    Hello Halina,
    Just a note about a memory of Janusz I had the other day that made me laugh and then cry thinking about him. He used to sing a particular song in a high falsetto and I’ve done the same for the past three decades. I was singing it around the house and then realized Janusz started that silliness and a flood of memories returned. Hope you and yours and safe and healthy.
    Steven Arabia

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