May 12, 1956 - June 22, 2018
Born in Whittier, California
Resided in Salinas, California
Stan met his wife Susie when she was only 10 years old and he was 13. Her family had moved right next door to his family in 1969. They were neighbors and eventually they were friends. By the time she was 16 and he was 19 they were married. He loved telling everyone that he ‘married the girl next door’. They had just celebrated their 43rd anniversary a few days before Stans passing. Stan and Susie spent countless hours enjoying her hobby of photography. They traveled as often as they could to beautiful locations. He was her number one fan and she loved him dearly. He liked to refer to their relationship as being similar to Romeo and Juliet.
Stan had medical issues in the past 5 years that would have made anyone else feel that life is over but Stan approached it all with positivity and never let it stop him or get him down. If you met Stan you would never have even known the challenges he had been through because those things were not going to make him lose his sense of humor or desire to be with people and share positive experiences with them. Stan is an inspiration to most anyone who knows his story. He was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses and so he knew that even if he dies that Jehovah God promised him that he will never be forgotten and will be back again in a resurrection here on earth. To live again in perfect health, happiness and for eternity. Rev. 21:3,4
Stan is survived by his wife of 43 years Susie; his son Noah and daughter in law Betty; his son Stanley; his daughter Christy and son in law Bruce; his daughter Nicole; his 3 grandsons Joey, Reese, and Tabor; and his granddaughter Olivia. He also is survived by his brother Dennis and sister in law Sue; sister Lisa and brother in law Tim, as well as nieces and nephews.
Stan loved being out at sea and his goal was to one day own a sailboat and travel around the world. He requested that in the event he dies that he would like to be cremated and have his ashes scattered at sea. So on July 7th, 2018 we will be having a private at sea burial for Stan.
There will be a reception that same day at his daughter's house at 7015 Mesa Dr, Aptos, CA 95003 for anyone who would like to stop by between the hours of 12-4 pm to offer condolences and share their favorite memories of Stan. We hope you all will please stop by to share your memories with the family who would love to hear what Stan meant to you. We know he touched you all in one way or another as he did us.
Aptos, California 95003