Stanley Edward Krzyzanowski
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Stanley Edward Krzyzanowski Tucson native and lifelong resident Stanley, passed away on February 13, 2015. He was 77 years old. A true renaissance man, Krzyzanowski was an Interior Plantscape Designer and business owner who was also a longtime patron of the arts, serving on the Pima Arts Council, as President of Ballet Tucson and co-owner of a downtown art gallery. Krzyzanowski was a self-taught paleontologist who discovered a bone bed in northern Arizona and was honored for his contributions to the fossil record by having a dinosaur named after him-the Krzyzanowskisaurus hunti. He is survived by his brother, David (Martha); son, Stephen; daughter, Karen (David) Kowal and granddaughters, Kasia Krzyzanowski and Sarah and Katie Kowal. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at CARRILLO'S TUCSON MORTUARY (South Chapel), 240 S. Stone Ave. Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday, February 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral, 192 S. Stone Ave.

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Published in Arizona Daily Star on Feb. 18, 2015.
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March 8, 2015
March 3, 2015
My younger sister Jennifer, upon hearing about Stan, said:
"I always thought he was so cute and best of all, he was nice to little sisters".
Thanks, Stan, for sharing your passion for Design and Art.
My condolences to his family.
Linda Winslow (Winn)
February 28, 2015
I will always have a special place in my heart for Stan. I loved him dearly and despite all the twists and turns of our relationship, we remained devoted friends and confidantes. He was unique, talented and special and I will always be grateful for his love and support.
To Stephen and Karen and your families -you will be in my thoughts and prayers . Stan left his mark on so many and he will be sorely missed.
Mary Beth Cabana
February 27, 2015
Because of Stan, we were able to take our Mom on a rock and fossil hunt for her 60th birthday. He made a dream come true and it also became one of her most favorite trips. Stan's love of fossils and knowledge of the terrain made the trip a fun adventure. We also adopted the nickname "Jill" because he could never remember (or call us by) our correct first name (there were four of us - Carol, Cathy, Cindy, and Sarah). So we joked that he was like Bos and we were Charlie's Angles so we said, "Just call for "Jill" and we will answer. We will miss you! "Jill"
Cind Dick
February 27, 2015
A long time friend. You will be missed by many Stan and remembered for your strong character and altruistic passions.
Jean M
February 22, 2015
We will miss you but my Dad will especially miss you. I've heard some of the funny stories. I remember meeting you and I never forgot the visit. Fun and kind.
Cynthia Butler
February 22, 2015
Stan was the brother I never had. He was the man who got me through my last years at the Arizona Desert Museum. God Bless - Ron Ratkevitch
February 21, 2015
I met and worked with Stan on paleontological digs in Arizona and on his visits to the natural history museum in Albuquerque. He was an inspiration; enthusiastic, tireless, devoted to the arts, interested in everything. Over the years, we discovered that our lives were parallel in surprising ways. He will be missed!
Larry Rinehart
February 21, 2015
This wonderful man sat behind me in History class. Tucson High Class 1955'( Go Badgers). The world has lost a gentel giant, he made everyone feel special, you will be missed.
Lorraine Sullivan / Goetz
February 20, 2015
I knew Stan for the last five years and during that time it was his assistance which made our paleontological expeditions to the Triassic of Arizona a success.
Back in the spring of 2011, after I had lost my son, Stan shared some words of wisdom, which only one who endures such pain, can give. I am forever grateful. Thanks Stan
Vince Schneider
February 20, 2015
I met Stan only briefly on a dig with Andy Heckert in St. Johns in 2008. To me, he was the idyllic southwestern fossil hunter that that enjoyed discovery, good company, and he knew where to get a great country-fried steak. Thank you for the memory, Stan. RIP.
Crystal Wilson
February 20, 2015
I knew Stan for about twenty years. Nine years ago, I moved next door to him, not knowing he lived in the house outside my window.

We became friendly neighbors. It was a pleasure to help him in his last years, giving a little back to a man who gave so much to so many.
Vincent Pawlowski
February 20, 2015
Honestly, I don't know how I would have gotten thru what was going on at the time without Stan telling me it would be okay eventually and bringing me coffee and Snickers. Thank you buddy, you made a difference.
Toni Beer
February 19, 2015
When I think of Stan I think of a brilliant, kind, eccentric man who touched so many lives, a truly unique individual who made this world a better place. RIP Stan.
February 19, 2015
Back in the Plant Shack/Krzyzanowski & Co days / John & Stan 2010
Everyone that knew Stan will say he was a passionate man and was always going 10 tenths with whatever he was doing. I worked for him for 6 years during high school and college. Thru him I knew I wanted to be like him and work for myself. A very memorable time was he teaching me how to use chopsticks during a plant buying trip he took me on to San Diego in 1982. We all need some of his passion.

I did get to talk with him again on the phone for a short time several weeks ago. All my memories of Stan came flooding back. A great day.

He is missed.

John O'Shaughnessy
John O'Shaughnessy
February 19, 2015
An outspoken man with a wonderful sense of kindness, he never ceased to amaze me. You will be missed Stan.
James Blue
February 19, 2015
I have known Stan since I was the nurse who assisted his family with the passing of his father, at Caroundelet Hospice. We met the next year at our Fellowship, to our mutual delight. Stan was a dear, much loved and appreciated friend to me. I will miss him very much.
Jan Gaylord
February 18, 2015
Enjoyed the opportunity to work with Stan when he owned Krzyzanowski & Com.when he first opened at Oracle and Ina.A unique and wonderful man that had a passion for creating and discovering new adventures.Will be remembered and missed by many..
Jay Woehlck
February 18, 2015
Dear Stan, You impacted my life in such a unique way. You were the first person who saw talent in me and forced me to utilized it. You pushed me beyond my comfort zone. You shared with me all the wine, song, theater, dance, and flowers, through that a young woman could possibly absorb. You showed me the arts in the most fabulous way...through flowers and networking! I started working for you as a dumb florist and left as a savvy designer. I owe so much of my self esteem to you. You always told me " Michelle! be a mover and a shaker" and your laugh was from your heart. I can still hear you talking across a room to me. You were dearly cherished and my life was enormously enhanced by you. Rest your soul and I hope you get to meet the dinosaurs on the other side! You my friend, were the ultimate mover and shaker in our town and around the world. I am honored to have been your friend. My deepest condolences to the Krzyzanowski family.
Michelle St. Rose
February 18, 2015
I am so sorry to hear. Stan was a great guy and I enjoyed the field work I did with him immensely! The world is poorer place.
Gwendolen Lindquist
February 18, 2015
My thoughts and heartfelt prayers go to you and your family.
Pilar lanne
February 18, 2015
I know you will continue having laughter and creative adventures! on and on Stan! <3 shine on :)
Mariana Carreras
February 18, 2015
I'm sorry to hear about Stan's death. Stan and I were classmates at Tucson High School (class of 1955). Over the 60 years since our graduation we stayed in touch via class reunions and classmate lunches. It was always a treat to catch up on Stan's life as it was so varied and interesting. He will be greatly missed by his 1955 Tucson High Badger classmates. I extend my sympathy to his family and loved ones.
Jo Megaw Griffith
February 18, 2015
What a lovely tribute to your Dad! The dinosaur tidbit is awesome. So many prayers heading your way, during this impossible time.
Sally Shamrell
February 18, 2015
Stan was both a friend and a mentor. I can not put into words the impact he had on my life. I will miss his delicious sarcasm and his eye for beauty. I will miss arguing with him. I will miss his unquenchable curiosity. But above all, I will miss the encouragement he gave me, a truly priceless gift from a man whose opinion weighed more to me than most.
Emily Wolverton
February 18, 2015
Kruiser, I remember you always speaking so lovingly of your dad. You will remember all of the fun and joyful times you had with him. I am sorry for your loss
Beth Kohl
February 18, 2015
I was on two Triassic digs led by Stan in the St. Johns area of AZ. I have never seen anyone so excited about being out in the field and braving intense heat and challenging terrain in search of finds unseen for over 250 million years. What a thrill it was! Most of all Stan taught us how to really look for things that all of sudden became clear, when at first all you saw was sand. I miss our digs, and I miss him
for giving us these wonderful opportunities.
Carol Kucera
February 18, 2015
Stan was a self-taught paleontologist who made important contributions to our knowledge of paleontology in Arizona. Some of his fossils are on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, where approximately 250,000 people a year learn from them. To me Stan was an energetic and humorous collaborator who livened many moments in the field and in the museum. I shall miss him personally, and his death is also a great loss to the science of paleontology
Spencer Lucas
February 18, 2015
Stan was a classic... his love of art, dance, and fossils was, of course, almost as legendary as the beautiful women he courted and sometimes married. What I really loved about Stan the person, was his quick wit. I remember whispering one liners and jokes backstage during Ballet Tucson's Nutcracker productions; he was hilarious. I will never forget the time he loaned me his old step-van (milk truck) to move ballet school rummage sale junk, including a case of transmission fluid without even a shrug. He was an awesome dude who left the world with more art than when he arrived.
Pam Francis
February 18, 2015
It's difficult to put into words the impact Stan Kryzanowski had on my life. First, he was a client of mine. We became friends. As I passed through a difficult time in my life he offered me so much support like that of a member of my family. He brought me too into the desert where I learned so much from him about paleontology and life! He brought my family into the desert for many "digs" especially near the California Wash. My daughter was thrilled with the experience and did a whole report on it for her 3rd grade class. Stan came to the class, all of the way to Houston to talk to the children about fossils and Paleontology and made a huge impression on all of the children as well. He was an amazing man who was selfless to his friends. I am so saddened to hear of his passing.
G-D bless and take care of him.
Melissa Siegel
February 18, 2015
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ed & Kathleen Coyoli
February 18, 2015
Thank you for your years of service work and friendship, many will miss your upbeat and positive attitude......easy does it Stan.
Sonie Robinson
February 18, 2015
Having known Stan for almost 40 years, I can say he was truly one of a kind. His knowledge was limitless whether it was antiques or dino bones. He will be missed by all who knew him
Mickey Wilder
February 18, 2015
Stan was an influential person and a positive force from childhood on, as so many who grew up with him will attest! He will be greatly missed by members of the THS Class of 55'. May he rest in peace.
Kay Irick-Moffett
February 18, 2015
Stan was such a special man, positively inspiring and encouraging. He had the best stories and a wealth of knowledge about a wide variety of subjects. Every visit with him turned into a study of succulents or art or dinosaurs or a Native American Catholic saint (Kateri Tekakwitha). Most of all, he was a great friend; always warm and welcoming.

I love you, Stan, and will miss you very much. Thank you for our friendship. You are one of a kind.
KoKo Bellows
February 18, 2015
Stan was a good man.He served on my Board of SWAE for many years.He will be missed. My condolences and good wishes to the family.
Chuck Fischl
February 18, 2015
Stan was a self-taught paleontologist who made important fossil discoveries that enriched our knowledge of the history of life. Some of the fossils Stan discovered are on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History, where they are viewed by about a quarter of a million visitors a year and thereby educate all who see them. I valued Stan also as an energetic and delightful companion in the field and museum, whose wry sense of humor livened many a moment. I had talked to Stan by phone only 2 weeks ago, and he was alert and optimistic about soon leaving the hospital. His death thus comes as a shock as well as a loss, both to me personally and to the science of paleontology.
Spencer G. Lucas
February 18, 2015
Stan with myself and my students in the parking lot of his favorite Mexican restaurant in St. Johns after a successful field trip.
Stan was a dedicated avocational paleontologist who made many important discoveries, especially in the Triassic and Cretaceous of Arizona. I loved spending time with Stan in the Painted Desert of northern Arizona, where he'd eagerly show me his newest find. Thanks to Stan the fossil record is much richer, and my own experiences over the past 20 years far more varied. Thanks to his love of the arts, I am one of the few paleontologists that has had ballet dancers volunteer at an excavation. We will miss Stan.
A.B. Heckert
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