STANLEY, MICHAEL LEWIS, of Pasadena, a brick mason and stained glass artist, died July 4 of prostate cancer. He was 62. A longtime resident of Baltimore before moving to Anne Arundel County, Michael created the stained glass enjoyed by so many at the Cross Street Fish Market and the original Hammerjacks in South Baltimore. He was also an accomplished brick mason who restored many historic buildings across Baltimore. He enjoyed anything to do with flight, especially World War II airplanes. Other hobbies included reading, swimming, and growing flowers. Most of all, he loved being around people, whether old friends or someone he just met. Michael graduated from Overlea High School in 1969 and from the University of Maryland with honors in 1974. He was preceded in death by his father Richard Stanley and sister Kathleen. He is survived by his wife Rebecca (Kolberg); his mother JoAnn Stanley of Middle River; his brother Richard (Gloria) Stanley of Fallston; sisters, Cindy (Keith) Lee of Tacoma, WA and Ruth (John) Dumer of Middle River. Visitation will be3-5 pmand7-9 pm Monday, July 8at Stallings Funeral Home, and memorial services will be 11 am Tuesday, July 10 at Magothy United Methodist Church in Pasadena. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 445 Defense Highway, Annapolis, MD, 21401. The family also would like to thank Mike's hospice nurse, Erin Lidster, for her outstanding care and compassion. For online condolences please visit www.stallingsfh.com
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Published in the Maryland Gazette on July 6, 2013