Stanley S. Marczak, 90, of Ironwood, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at home, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born Nov. 28, 1923, in Bessemer, son of the late John and Catherine (Zielinski) Marczak, and graduated from A.D. Johnston High School. He entered the U.S. Army on Feb. 15, 1943, serving in the European-North African-Middle Eastern Theater of Operations during World War II, and was honorably discharged as a corporal on Jan. 3, 1946.
Following his discharge, Stanley returned to Ironwood and worked in the Peterson Mine until it closed and was employed as a custodian in the Ironwood Area School District until his retirement. He was a current member of Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood and former member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and was also a member of Ironwood American Legion Post 5. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling, hunting and spending time with his family.
On May 20, 1950, he was married to the former Mary Ann Perkovich at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Ironwood. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Stan (Darlene), Grantsburg, Wis., Rose (John) Onuska, Beaver, Pa., and Tom (Karen), Sobieski, Wis.; eight grandchildren, Stanley (Katie) Marczak, John (Kelly) Marczak, Rebekah (Steve) Fischer, Heather (Jack) Peffer, Sarah (Jason) Chimile, John (Elizabeth) Onuska, Shaun (Kristie) Marczak and Alyse Marczak; and numerous great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Stanley was preceded in death by brothers, Walter, Frank, John and Joseph; and a sister, Helena, in infancy.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday, Jan. 2, at 11 a.m., preceded by visitation in the St. Joseph Family Room at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood, with the Rev. Robb Jurkovich, celebrant.
Full military honors will be accorded by the Ironwood American Legion Post 5 Honor Guard.
Luncheon will follow at Manny's in Ironwood.
Rite of Committal and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Ironwood, in the spring.
Pallbearers will be John Onuska, Stanley M. Marczak, John Marczak, Shaun Marczak, Joe Marczak and Mike Marczak.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Inc., Ironwood, where condolences may be expressed online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.
Stanley's family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Regional Hospice Services and their hospice team, especially Winona, Patti, Carla and Debbie, for the exceptional, compassionate care given to him during his illness.