George S. Stanley
1922-2014 LONGMEADOW George S. Stanley, 92, of 114 Emerson Road, Apt. A208, Longmeadow, formerly of Summit Road, Richmond, died Friday, May 30, 2014 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. He was born on February 17, 1922 on Coney Island, N.Y. The son of Stephen and Anna Wasserman Stanley, he graduated fro Abe Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. where he majored in commercial art. During summers he worked at the original Nathan's Hot Dog Stand at the Coney Island Amusement Park. After high school, Mr. Stanley did sign painting, truck lettering, billboard painting and gold leaf work. In addition, he was an interior decorator and designer of supermarket decor throughout New England for 50 years. He also volunteered his time as an interior decorator for many Kingdom Halls of Jehovah's Witnesses throughout New England, including the Pittsfield Hall on Dalton Division Road in 1989. For many years George designed and decorated stages for the annual conventions of Jehovah's Witnesses at the Springfield Civic Center and the Mullins Center in Amherst. George enjoyed reading, gardening, birdwatching and hiking. He was very knowledgeable and able to converse with people of all ages on any subject. Mr. Stanley was a very active baptized member of Jehovah's Witnesses since 1946. In his later years he continued to devote much of his time as a volunteer, teaching Bible classes in the Connecticut State Prisons. George is survived by his wife of 69 years, Lucretia "Teeto" Lincoln Stanley whom he married on May 6, 1945. He also leaves his five sons, David L. Stanley and his wife, Jean of Pittsfield; Joel G. Stanley of Hanover, N.H., Stephen H. Stanley and his wife, Ruthanne of Manchester, N.H., Paul Stanley and his wife, Vickie of Manchester, Conn., and Gary C. Stanley of Sidney, Australia. He also leaves nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his sister, Jean Crane, and his two brothers, Melvin and Irving "Sonny" Stanley. FUNERAL NOTICE: A memorial service for George S. Stanley will be held Saturday, June 14 at 1 p.m. at the Enfield Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 322 North Maple Street, Enfield, CT 06082. There are no calling hours.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 5, 2014