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Stanley Lis Obituary
Stanley T. Lis

1924-2014 PITTSFIELD Mr. Stanley T. Lis, age 90, of 488 Hancock Rd. Pittsfield, died Sunday afternoon, June 15 at his home after a long illness. He was born in Pittsfield, April 24, 1924, the son of the late Thomas and Victoria Fornal Lis. He was educated in the local schools and was a Pittsfield High School graduate. Employed with the City of Pittsfield, initially in the Water Dept., Mr. Lis then became employed with the city Highway Dept. He retired as the Superintendent of Highway Dept. with a total of 32 years of service in 1985. A communicant of St. Mark's, he was an avid fisherman and hunter. Mr. Lis enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in the following campaigns, Kwajalein Atoll, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima as U.S. Forces regained control of the Pacific Theatre. He and his wife of 52 years, the former Madeline Carey, whom he married June 21, 1947, died Sept. 6, 1999. He is survived by his nephew and his wife, Thomas and Louise Lis, who provided for his care over the years. He is also survived by his great-niece, Kristine Boomsma and his great-nephew, Justin Lis, both of whom made his "last journey" as comfortable and peaceful as possible. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Mrs. Helen Koziara of Windsor, Mass. and many nieces and nephews and his long time fishing and hunting buddy, Larry Doughty. He was predeceased by his 2 brothers, Aleksander Lis and William Lis, who was killed in N. Africa during World War II. The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice Care in the Berkshires and the members of the Pittsfield Fire Dept. for their assistance during Stan's time of need. FUNERAL NOTICE: Lis, Stanley T., age 90, of Pittsfield, died June 15. Funeral Services will be held WEDNESDAY morning at 9:15 a.m. from the DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME followed with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mark's Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires or to the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter in care of the funeral home.


Published in The Berkshire Eagle on June 17, 2014
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