The Obit For Stanley Stetz

Stanley E. Stetz

Published in the Johnstown Tribune Democrat from 1/27/2008 - 1/29/2008.


STETZ – Stanley E., “Stush,” 89, West End, died Jan. 26, 2008, at Memorial Medical Center.

Born July 27, 1918, in Johnstown, son of Michael and Mary (Lyczko) Stetz. Preceded in death by parents; brothers, John, Joseph and Edward; and sisters, Sophia Cassisi and Jean Anne Del Guidice.

Survived by fraternal twin, Andrew Stetz of Johnstown, and brother, Frank Stetz of Lyon, Mass. Also survived by special nephew, Edward Stetz Jr., and his wife, Valarie; and special niece, Mary Urbas, and her husband, Jerry; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A U.S. Army airplane mechanic and veteran of WWII, having served in the Pacific theater of operations, including the Philippines, Luzon, and New Guinea. A recipient of four Bronze Stars for exemplary service.

Stush was a former Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. Louis Browns (later becoming the Baltimore Orioles). Past president for the AAABA Oldtimers. Many who knew him were proud of all his many accomplishments and sport accolades, including his most recent induction into the AAABA Hall of Fame in 2003.

Retired tipple operator for the Bird Coal Co., past manager and bartender of the former Monte Carlo Restaurant and Lounge and former employee for WJAC-TV. A member of the UMWA Local 998.

Stanley was a member of SS. Casimir and Emerich Catholic Church, where funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, the Franciscan Friars. Committal, St. Casimir Cemetery.

Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Francis G. Ozog Funeral Home Inc., Broad Street, where vigil for the deceased will be held on Tuesday.