Stanley KOLBER (1923 - 2018)

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KOLBER, STANLEY 94, passed away on Sunday Feb 4, 2018. He was an avid sports fan and it seems right that he left us on Super Bowl Sunday. 'Stan the Man' actually played ball on the "Young Viejo's" softball team until well into his 80's! Stan had a wonderful smile and a fantastic sense of humor. People were amazed by his sharp mind, and ability to win any trivia contest. Stanley served his country in World War II and the Korean War where he received the Purple Heart. Stan's volunteered for years at Baptist Hospital and at the Jewish Home for the aged. It's very likely that your venetian blinds were made by Stan and his brother's business, Kolber Brothers. Stan grew up in Chicago. He graduated as Salutatorian from Miami High in 1941. For years Stan hosted luncheons for Miami High classmates and was the "glue" that kept the group aptly named "Ol Timers" together. Stanley was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years Marcia, who passed a mere 3 months before Stanley. They were inseparable in life and now they are together again. Stanley's greatest joys were his 3 wonderful children and their spouses, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and nephews Cliff Kolber (Doris) and niece Joan Bonello (Dave) and their families. Stanley and Marcia lived at the Coral Gables Palace for the last 4 1/2 years and their family will forever be thankful for the incredible lifestyle that both he and Marcia enjoyed there. The family is especially grateful to his devoted caregiver Joseph Jocelyn. Stanley is survived by his children Abby (David) Ross, Daniel (Lesley) Kolber and Jody (Dario) Arenella; his grand-children: Natalie (Jeannette) Ross, Jason (Lana) Ross and Blake (Paty) Ross, Lee (Allison) Kolber, Sarah, Mark, Robert, Monica and his great-grandchildren Drew and Evie. Stan Kolber's Funeral Service will be this Wednesday at 10:30 at Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall) 5900 SW 77th Ave. Miami, Fl 33143. Stan's Burial will follow immediately after service at Mt. Nebo Miami Cemetery, 5500 NW 3rd Street, Miami Fl 33126
Published in the Miami Herald on Feb. 6, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Riverside Gordon Memorial Chapels at Mount Nebo (Kendall)
5900 SW 77th Ave | Miami, FL 33143 | (305) 274-0641
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