Stanley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He was very proud of his Northern Irish heritage and of becoming a U.S. citizen.
He accomplished many things during his long and fulfilling life. Following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, Stanley started working at the very early age of 14 as an apprentice draftsman at Harland and Wolff Shipyard in Belfast while attending night school.
Stanley believed that the future was in aeronautics; so, in 1964, he immigrated to the United States to work for The Boeing Co. retiring in the year 2000 as a chief engineer.
Boeing subsequently invited him back as a consultant. He found it very rewarding to mentor the incoming engineers. He earned his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Widener University.
Stanley loved his family, his job, a good cup of tea, and the occasional Irish Whiskey.
An avid reader, and accomplished woodworker, it was said anything he built would never fall down.
He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Nancy; daughter, Sharon Livingston (Bruce) their daughter Emily, their son, Andrew (Rebecca) and their son, Conley, and; son, Michael (Susanne) and their sons, Michael and John Alexander.
Stanley’s stepchildren are Joe Moss, his daughters Holly and Wendy and their mother, Becky; Patrick Moss, his daughter Katrena; Kevin Moss; and Sue Zalewski (Rick) and their son, Ryan (Kelsey) and predeceased by their daughter, Nichol.
Irish prayer: “Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.”