William David Stanley, age 59, of Erie, died Saturday, March 16, 2013 at St. Vincent Healthcare Center. He was born July 17, 1953 in Erie, son of the late William and Rita Haraczy Stanley. Bill attended Westminster College and graduated from Gannon University. He received his Master's in Clinical Social Work from West Virginia University. Bill worked in various positions as a Clinical Social Worker in Pittsburgh, until starting his own counseling service in 1993 at Lake Erie Counseling with his best friend and loving companion, Dale Allgeier. Bill and Dale worked together for the past 28 years. Bill developed his reputation as a Skilled Psychotherapist, and will be greatly missed by his clients, friends, and family. Bill and Dale were also known in the world of antiques, often advertising "Big Red Tent" sales. Bill is already missed byhis two cherished pups, "Scoobie" and "Maggie". In addition to his parents, Bill was also preceded in death by his grandparents, and several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is survived by his best friend and cherished companion, Dale Allgeier; his two sisters, Lynda Height (Robert) of Orange Park, Florida and Cynthia Toale (Ben Pike) of Erie; two nieces, Rebecca Height of New York City and Christine Laurin (Patrick) of Orange Park, Florida; and one nephew, Timothy Toale (Katy) of Houston, Texas. Bill also has two great-nephews, Sean and Zachary Laurin, whom he never had the chance to meet. Friends and family may show respect and call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., West, 536 West 10th Street, on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral Service and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Dusckas Funeral Home - West Side
536 West 10th Street
Erie, PA 16502
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 18, 2013