Stanley Michael Cardenas was born In April 1954 in Fresno, Calif., to Michael and Pearl Cardenas, and died Sunday, April 20, 2014. Stan attended parochial school at St. Therese Elementary and San Joaquin Memorial High School. After high school graduation in 1972, he attended the University of Notre Dame, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Business Administration/Accounting. He continued further studies at Notre Dame and earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Notre Dame Law School. In 1980, he was admitted to the California Bar. Stan practiced law with the local Fresno law firms of Richardson and Gaskill, Attorneys and Dietrich, Glasrud and Jones, Attorneys. In 1997, Stan accepted appointments by Governors Deukmejian and Wilson to serve with the California State Banking Department. For over seven years, Stan served as Senior Deputy Superintendent of Banks and Acting Superintendent of Banks. He was responsible for the regulatory supervision of 240 state charted banks within California. After completing service with the State, he established Cardenas Financial Consulting Services. He provided regulatory, strategic, technology and management consulting to both financial institutions and technology companies. Stan was an accomplished businessman and leader. As a dedicated Notre Dame alum, Stan had served as a Member of the Hesburgh Libraries Advisory Council since 1989. Stan had been a Rotarian since December 1980 and had been awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership. He enjoyed serving as counselor at summer Camp Royal for many years. He was an avid fan and season ticket holder of the San Francisco Giants. At age 12, Stan was a batboy for the Triple A Giant Team in Fresno. He also enjoyed '?49er football and attended many Notre Dame football games. Stan enjoyed regular visits to his home in Cambria. A self-taught cook and baker, he was often the chef at family gatherings. He considered his participation in church matters his responsibility and enjoyed the friendship of church officials and others. To his many friends and family, he was described as a happy and giving individual. He will be remembered for his big smile and outgoing personality. The family wishes to expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Stan's personal caregivers, who attended to his every need with love, compassion and respect over the course of the last several months. Stan is survived by his parents, Michael and Pearl; sister Evelyn; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and godchildren. The recitation of the rosary, followed by a funeral Mass, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Fresno, (Bullard and Maroa Avenues), followed by interment in St. Peter's Cemetery in Fresno. Notre Dame was a large part of Stan's life. Stan was dedicated to helping maintain state of the art library resources on the campus of Notre Dame. Remembrances in Stan's memory may be sent via check payable to: University of Notre Dame, "Michael and Pearl Cardenas Endowment for Library Resources," Attn: Stacy Koebel or Jamie Barry, Notre Dame Development Dept., 1100 Grace Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556, (574) 631-9385. Donations can be made online at http://donate2.nd.edu. Condolence messages may be left at www.jaychapel.com Jay Chapel (559) 674-8814 Madera, Calif.
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on May 1, 2014