James W. Stansberry

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STANSBERRY JAMES W. STANSBERRY (Age 82) LT. GENERAL, USAF (Ret) Passed away peacefully on June 28, 2010. He was the son of William Adrian and Phyllis Robinson Stansberry. He was predeceased by the love of his life, Audrey Mildred Heinz; and brothers, David and William. He leaves behind daughters, Norah Stansberry of Spokane, WA, Amy and husband Rick Goodhand of Arnold, MD and Lisa and Husband Tony Porten of Chesapeake, VA. He is known as "Bapa" to his grandchildren, Adrian, Mason, Nate, Megan, Jimmy, Molly, Cayla and Maya; and his great grandchildren, Bradan and Alison. Born in Grafton, WV, he began his military career by enlisting as a private in the Army. He graduated from the United States Military Academy, Air Force Institute of Technology and the Armed Forces Staff College. In conjunction with his master''s studies, he was the recipient of the Marvin E. Gross and the Wall Street Journals Awards presented annually to the top graduate. His military decorations and awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal and Army Commendation Medal. He was named Engineer of the Year for 1979 by the San Fernando Valley Engineers Council. In 2008, he received the Air Force Institute of Technology''s Distinguished Alumni. A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 1, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Harbourway at Atlantic Shores and burial services will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery. Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Lynnhaven Chapel handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation be made to the Salvation Army in honor of Jim Stansberry. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

Published in The Washington Post from June 30 to July 1, 2010
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