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Stanley S.
Selwach
LIVERPOOL/ UTICA
Stanley S. Selwach, 93, of Liverpool, passed away on March 10, 2014, at home, after a long illness with his loving family by his side. He was born in Utica, NY on February 19, 1921, the son of the late Basil and Mary Horbal Szelwach. He received his education in Utica schools, and after military service, he graduated from Syracuse University, with a dual degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. He was a US Army Air Corps veteran of WWII, serving in the European Air Transport Service as a flight officer. He was employed at General Electric in Syracuse for 35 years as a mechanical engineer. Stan was a parishioner of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Liverpool and Holy Trinity Church in Utica. He was a member of Kopernick Assoc., the Walter Skiba Post #20 PLAV of Utica, American Legion, Knights of Columbus council 5802 as a 3rd degree knight, Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK), Adirondack 46ers, and a 30 year member of the National Ski Patrol at Song Mountain. Stan was an outdoor person. He enjoyed downhill and cross country skiing, mountain climbing (having climbed all 46 Adirondack peaks over 4,000 feet). He was an avid hiker, hunter, fisherman, and golfer. He loved gardening and camping annually at his favorite place, Meachem Lake with his family. Stan was a Syracuse University alumni, season ticket holder, and loved Syracuse Orange sports. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen Szancilo Selwach, and brothers, Frank and Edward Szelwach. Surviving to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 40 years, Eleanora Janicki Selwach; son, Stanley E. Selwach, of Liverpool; daughters, Karen Selwach Warner (Gary), of Meeteetse, WY; Suzanne Hurlbut, of Phoenix, NY; grandchildren, Zachary (Jenny) Warner; Cody (Kaylin) Warner; Maggie Warner; Diana Hurlbut, Todd Hurlbut, and Jeffrey Hurlbut; two great-granddaughters, Kylie and Hannah Warner; along with several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 7:45 AM at the MaurerFuneral Home, and 8:30 AM in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 425 Beechwood Ave. Liverpool, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment with military honors will follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery in Utica, NY. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 to 7PM at the funeral home, 300Second St. in Liverpool. Stans family would like to thank the Hospice staff for their caring support, and sister MaryAnn Fetcho C.S.F., our angel who was at our side from day one. To all the aides who gave loving care, especially Cheryl our heartfelt thanks. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Stans memory may be made to: Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, 385 Waterville-Shaker Rd. Latham, NY 12110 or Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St. Liverpool, NY 13088.
Published in The Observer-Dispatch on Mar. 13, 2014
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