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Stanley Paul Weiner, 68, of Leawood, KS, passed away suddenly on Thursday, October 1, 2009. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, October 4, at Congregation Beth Torah, 6100 W. 127th St. in Overland Park. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. Born July 22, 1941, in Kansas City, Stan was the second son of Norman and Gertrude Weiner. He graduated from Southwest High School and then the University of Michigan, where he earned his undergraduate and law degrees. In 1962, he married his high school sweetheart, Suzi Levin. After a clerkship with the chief judge of the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C., and a stint with the Philadelphia law firm Duane, Morris & Heckscher, Stan returned with his family in 1973 to the Kansas City area and joined the firm Smith Gill Fisher & Butts. He spent 25 years as a specialist in complex tax issues at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, from which he retired in July 2009 as a partner. Stan served as chairman of the Heart of America Tax Institute and president of the Lawyers Association of KC. Working with the Ewing Kauffman Foundation and the IRS, he designed a successful plan that kept the Royals in KC until the team could be sold to a new owner; the proceeds from the eventual sale went to charity. He helped establish the IOLTA Foundation, which directs to charity the interest earned on lawyers' trust- account funds; since inception, the fund has generated millions of dollars for Legal Aid. Outside his career, he served as president of the Jewish Community Center, vice president of the Jewish Heritage Foundation, president of Camp Quality USA, and a board member of Harvesters Community Food Network. He is survived by his wife, Suzi; their children, Caren, Scott and Tracy; son-in- law Barry Campbell; daughter-in-law Wendy Coopersmith Weiner; and two grandchildren, Alec and Alisa Weiner. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Harvesters. Online guestbook available at website www.louismemorial chapel.com. (Arr.: Louis Memorial Chapel, 816-361-5211.)

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Published in Kansas City Star from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2009.
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April 26, 2017
Hi grandpa I hope that you ok up in the sky I hope you know that I love you with
All my heart I miss you so much
Alisa Weiner
Grandchild
February 24, 2011
I just learned of Stan's passing. I worked with Stan when I was at Commerce Bank and hadn't spoken with him in several years. I enjoyed knowing Stan very much. He was a great person and loved his family very much. He often mentioned how important family was to him.
Chris Campbell
May 21, 2010
I only just learned of Stanley's passing and want to extend my belated condolences to the family. I was Stan's paralegal during the 1980's. He was a tough boss, with a big soft heart. I learned SO much from him, both professionally and personally. I always had the utmost respect for him. We lunched several times after I moved to another employer, and he was always a delight. I learned so much about Judiasm from him. I am so terribly sorry for you loss - this has really taken me aback. God Bless
Melinda Boeh
April 5, 2010
I just heard today that Stan died. I was his secretary for the better part of six years--but his influence on my life has continued far beyond that brief time. His intense sense of fairness and uncomprising support of justice won't be forgotten, nor will the love he had for his family and his sense of duty to the community. He was a tremendous role model for how to do business, but even moreso for how to live a life. My deepest sympathies to Suzi, Carrie, Scott, and Tracy.
Rebecca L. Moberly, PhD
December 22, 2009
Dear Suzi and family: I am shocked to learn only now of Stan's passing. I was a young attorney when I first met Stan at SHB. I also had the honor of working with Stan through LAKC. Stan was such a kind and positive person -- a great example of a gentleman lawyer. You have my condolences.
Paula Brown
November 1, 2009
Dear Suzi,

I recently heard the sad news and I am at a loss for words. Although I knew Stan for a relatively short period of time, about two to three years, he made a deep impact on me. And I know that he had a tremendous ability to make various people in his life feel very special. As you know, he so willingly and generously served as my informal mentor when I worked at SHB. I was deeply touched by the numerous times and ways he reached out to me. Even after I left SHB, he continuously called and emailed and made sure we stayed in touch. I loved his fatherly advise. And most of all, I was truly inspired by his deep love for his wife and family. I told my husband of a year or so that the love I saw between the two of you was definitely the real deal, and I believe it something to aspire to in every loving relationship. And although I wish I had one more chance to see Stan or speak to Stan before Oct. 1, I accept his passing with heaviness in my heart. And my prayers and thoughts go out to you and the rest of his family. He will be deeply missed by me.
Shruti Kumar Tejwani
October 22, 2009
Dear family of Stan Weiner,

I was fortunate to be able to talk to Stan the first of September this year and to send him an article about him that he hadn't seen. He was upbeat and it was good to hear his voice. I was his Secretary during the time he worked on the Succession Plan and also at the time that my husband was killed on the job. Stan and Sylvan came to my husband's funeral and Stan and Suzi came to my home right after they heard the news that Gilbert had been killed on the job. Stan used to send me gifts anominously, but I knew they were from him, because they would come during the Jewish holiday and I always thanked him and he would just smile. I am a Christian and love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart, soul and body and I love the Jewish people and believe, again, with everything in me that they are God's chosen people and have the very heart of God. I visited Jerusalem last year and love Israel. My heart and prayer is that God, the God of ALL Comfort, would comfort your hearts as you mourn the loss of your father, grandfather, and husband. I can tell you that God is faithful. My husband has been gone for 15 years now, he died on September 23, 1993, and God has been my faithful comforter, friend, provider, defender, and everlasting father. You and your family are in my prayers.

Christine Hughes
Christine Hughes
October 13, 2009
Suzi: Eva and I learned of Stan's passing while we were in Sweden. I am filled with sorrow over the loss of this good, kind man. Surely the wonderful memories you have of your many decades with Stan will sustain you.
Michael Brown
October 12, 2009
Dear Suzi and all the Weiner family

I enjoyed meeting you at the service and in your home; I was with Barbara Fromm. I never met Stan, but now I truly wish I had. I wish you peace.

Bill Beedle
October 8, 2009
Dear Suzi, Tracy, and Weiner Family,
In reading about Stan, we can tell there was much more to him than the fun person we enjoyed over dinner, in Chicago. We know that your loss is a great loss to the community, as well. Stan was a man who was not only loved, but respected, and will be sorely missed. May it comfort you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.
With Sympathy,
Joan and Glen Iversen
October 5, 2009
Dear Susie:

We were so sorry to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Barry & Deanna Roseman
October 5, 2009
Dear Mrs. Weiner: The McQueeny family is very sorry for your loss. You and Stan were good friends to our parents and we remember him fondly.

- Susan McQueeny Scholes
October 5, 2009
Dear Weiner Family, I was privileged to work with Stan in Camp Quality USA. I truly enjoyed working and bantering with him. I'll never forget his fun and gentle pushing of us to be better that we thought we could be. I am sorry for your lost and know I can only ask God to put his arms around you at this time to ease the pain. Blessings, Eleanor West Camp Quality Michigan
October 5, 2009
Dear Tracy and the entire Weiner Family:

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Scott and Tessie Wissel
October 5, 2009
Dear Suzi, Scott, Carrie, and Tracy,
It has been a while since you all heard from me...I'm alive and well in California (with wife, one daughter, and soon a second). I was very sorry to hear about your loss from my Mom. I will always remember Mr. Weiner as a strong, direct, warm, and insightful person ... someone who inspired the best in others by his presence and example. I wish you strength and joy as you celebrate his life and legacy together.
All the best,
Brian
Brian Knutson
October 4, 2009
I just wanted to send my love to your whole family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Keili Lefkovitz
October 4, 2009
Dear Mrs. Weiner, Tracy and the entire family...

I was honored to know your husband/father. He was a joy to be around and will be deeply missed. My very deepest sympathies.
Tim Griffin
October 4, 2009
Dear Suzie
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Jerry and Gisela Peterson
October 3, 2009
Suzi and Family,
I hope you take comfort in knowing that there are many who are thinking and praying for you and your family. Stan's death leaves a huge hole in the community and in many people's lives. I feel fortunate to have worked with him, and also call him a friend. He took a special joy in the practice of law and in helping others. Stan's unique combination of intellect and good humor will be missed.
Susan Berson
October 3, 2009
Dear Suzi and Family,
I hope you take comfort in knowing that there are many who are thinking and praying for you and your family. Stan's death leaves a huge hole in the community and in many people's lives. I feel fortunate to have worked with him. He took a special joy in the practice of law and in helping others. Stan's unique combination of intellect and good humor will be missed.
Susan Berson
October 3, 2009
Dear Weiner family,
The Camp Quality family is at a loss for words. Stan was a remarkable person and he made an impression on the many people he touched through Camp Quality. We were honored to have him on our board of directors and also as he served as the board President. He will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family and friends. We hope a peace will surround you in the coming days and that warm memories will forever be on your hearts.
Camp Quality GKC
October 3, 2009
Dear Suzi,

I was so sad to learn of the sudden and sad loss of your dear Stan. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

I hope to see you this winter in the desert.

Take care,
Barbara Devinki
October 3, 2009
Dear Stanley -- What will life be like without a funny email from you to brighten the day…to see the latest photo of the grandchildren you adore…or to hear of your adventures with Suzi…your pride in your wonderful children…or your latest accomplishment. I hear your voice in my mind, and it makes me smile – but oh so sad and impossible that you are gone. You always said I told you in college that you were “the most sarcastic person in the world” – but we both knew that meant your no-nonsense wit, subtle warmth and strength. It meant Stanley and genuine friendship. Over the years, as I watched your devotion to Suzi and your kids, your remarkable career, and your unending generosity in your community and with people; I have been proud of you, my dear friend. Tears fall with the memories…of a life so full, with love of your family, having done so much for others, accomplishments -- but way too short. I miss you already and wish I could begin to express my deep sympathy to Suzi and the kids. The loss of you must be unimaginable to them, but Stanley, you have left them so much love and strength. They are in my hearts along with you. With love and friendship, Natalie
Natalie van Straaten
October 3, 2009
Scott: We are so sorry for your loss. Jim & I send our thoughts and prayers your way that you and your family will be able to get through the next few days and the years without your father. Remember the good and happy times always.
Patty Albertson
October 3, 2009
We will miss everything from Uncle Stanley's sage career advice to his Donald Duck impressions. Much love and hugs to you all.
Heather Weiner
October 3, 2009
condolences to barry, carrie and the family
laurie k
October 3, 2009
October 3, 2009
Stan was a great inspiration, teacher, mentor and friend to so many. I feel privileged to be among those touched by his wisdom and genius. I will greatly miss seeing my mentor and friend again. I am comforted knowing that that the life he shared with so many of us will continue to inspire, teach and positively affect who we are and what we do. I trust that those who feel his loss most deeply are likewise comforted by this knowledge.
Ramona Kantack Alcantara
October 3, 2009
I am one of a number of persons who have worked with Stan, and we will all miss him and his charm in the future. I will miss the service on Sunday but know that many of our mutual friends will be there in his memory.
Bill Prugh
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