Stanley Earley Jr.

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age 88, passed away on the morning of Friday, December 7, 2007. Stanley Armstead Earley was born on February 12, 1919 in Wellsville, Ohio. He was the second of three children born to Stanley, Sr., and Myrtle Earley, between older sister Virginia and younger brother Charles. After the family moved to Dayton, the family joined Greater Allen A.M.E. Church. Stanley was a member of the first graduating class of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. As an undergraduate at Wilberforce University, he met his wife-to-be, Charity Adams; he later transferred and completed his degree at Ohio State University. When the United States entered WWII, Stanley enlisted in the army and was trained as a French and German translator. As a sergent he served overseas in the European theater; and after the war, he helped German POWs reunite with their families. On August 24, 1949, Stanley and Charity were married and soon moved to Zurich, Switzerland. There he attended the University of Zurich Medical School, taking all of his classes in German. Stanley graduated medical school in 1952 and returned to the United States in time for the birth of their son, Stanley, III. He completed his residency at Harlem Hospital in New York and returned to Dayton to begin private practice in general medicine. Stanley was also on the staff of Miami Valley Hospital and worked as a public school physician for many years. He also served as the medical director for Care Source, retiring in 1998. Through the years, Stanley was active on numerous boards of directors, including WDPR, the Dayton Art Institute, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Dayton Racquet Club among others. He was also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity and the Sigma Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity. Stanley was preceded in death by his wife Charity after 52 years of marriage. He leaves to cherish his memory son Stanley A. Earley III, daughter Judith E. Earley, brother-in-law Bishop John H. Adams, two sisters-in-law Dolly D. Adams and Gloria T. Adams, five nieces and nephews Eugene A. Adams III, Leigh A. Slaughter, Gaye A. Massey, Jann H. Adams, and Madelyn R. Adams, eleven gradnieces and nephews and a host of friends and acquaintances. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, December 14, 2007 at Greater Allen A.M.E. Church, 1620 W. Fifth Street, Dayton, Ohio. Viewing will begin on Friday morning at 9:00 am; the family will receive visitors beginning at 10:00 am. Internment will take place at Woodland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any of Dr. Earley's favorite causes: a) WDPR, b) Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, c) Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, d) American Red Cross, e) Miami Valley Hospital Foundation, or f) The Charity & Stanley Earley Foundation. Arrangements entrusted top the Bowman Funeral Chapel. EARLEY, Dr. Stanley, Jr.
Published by Dayton Daily News from Dec. 12 to Dec. 13, 2007.
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To my dear friend Stanley and Family,
Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort your family tomorrow. To let you know you're being thought about with sympathy at this difficult time.
Wanda Davis
December 20, 2007
Our hearts are with you in this time of great sorrow. Ours prayers are with you, always.

Dr. Earley, before he was my physician, was our family friend. He was a wonderful father and father figure to me after I lost my Dad. He came to tend my entire family at one time or another during my childhood, traipsing down the hill on foot to our house in the snow. Dr. Earley was always compassionate and never judgmental. He was a wonderful role model. Our sincere condolences to his family.
From The family of:
Mackie Lawrence
December 19, 2007
Stanley, My prayers are with you during this time. May God continue to bless you and keep you.
Roslyn Bolden
December 19, 2007
I pray that God will comfort and strengthen you during your time of bereavement. Your dad was definitely an officer and gentleman. He was a kind and soft spoken individual. May you cherish the fond memories of him.
Beverly Warren
December 17, 2007
Please know that the sympathies of our entire family are extended to you at this time of sorrow.

Dr. Early was our family physician for as far back as I can remember. He came to our house on Orchard Street and gave us our vaccinations when weather or cost of bus fare was too much for us to travel to his office. His office was always inviting and efficient. As you know, he was admired by so many and served as a role model for what we could accomplish with dedication and hard work.

May his legacy of service and his commitment to you as a family bring you comfort in the days to come.

The Andrews' - Marguerite, Michael, Barbara, Stephanie and Jeffrey.
Barbara Andrews
December 14, 2007
Dr. Earley leaves a legacy to be admired. I wish you the best during this difficult time.
Gennith Johnson
December 13, 2007
Dr. Stanley Earley was our family doctor. He helped my mother deliver me into this world in 1959. I recall my visits to his office and I also remember him coming to our house to treat us. He was a warm, compassionate and caring person. Our whole family will miss him but know heaven is a much better place. Rest in Peace Dr. Earley.
Michael Pugh
December 13, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Brother Coach Donald 'Duck" Blanton
December 13, 2007
My fondest recollection of Dr Earley is his participation in
St. Joseph’s Championship Chili Challenge many years ago.

As a judge he had a difficult task, tasting every style of chili you can imagine (Willa Wonka’s Chocolate Chili?!, Bird-Do Chili?!!) then selecting the winner.

He did so with a smile for each and every contestant.
Recalling his enjoyment now brings a smile to me.
Thank you, Dr. Earley.
Carolyn O'Neil
December 13, 2007
Dr. Early delivered me into this world and was our family physican for many years. He was a good doctor and good man. God bless his family.
Sylvester White
December 13, 2007
Thank you Dr. Earley for your many contributions to our community. May your story inspire others to do the same.
Tim Clarke
December 13, 2007
Sorry, about your lost,Dr.Early was
a excellent doctor,he found I had a
hernia,at Welcome Stadium. I was
having a phyical exam for sports.
God Bless him and his family.
Dennis Baker
December 13, 2007
I did not know of Dr. Early until I read about him on the DDN website. The man had a great journey in life and I bet there is more to this story as far as his overall contribution to the community.
Margaret Billows
December 12, 2007
Dr. Earley was a wonderful doctor and a great man. Our condolences to the Earley family.

The Redd Family
R Redd
December 12, 2007
To the Earley Family: Dr. Earley was our Family Physician for man years. Our sincere condolences to you in your loss. He helped so many of us, who were then poor and unable to pay for his services. Had it not been for his kindness many would have suffered. Again we sincerely send our heartfelt condolences to the family.
Delores J. Lark & Family
December 12, 2007
To the Earley Family;
I remember as a young child going to Dr. Earley's office. Then as an adult returning to his office. He continued with the same spirit of gentleness. My prayers are with you all as God continues to bless you.
A Anderson
December 12, 2007
December 12, 2007
Stanley -
May God bless and keep you at this time and may you find the comfort and refuge you need in Him.
Jo Ann
December 12, 2007
To the family of Dr. Earley:

Dr. Earley was our family physician for many years. Our sincere condolences to you in your loss. He helped so many of us, who were then poor and unable to pay for his services.
Had it not been for his kindness many of us would have suffered different fates.
Again we sincerely send our heartfelt condolences.

The Essick family
Henry Essick II
December 12, 2007
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