Stanley Herbert Stauffer Sr. (1930 - 2019)

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Stanley Herbert Stauffer
1930 - 2019
March 18, 1930
Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States
August 12, 2019
Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States 19040
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Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States 19040
Stanley Herbert Stauffer Sr. was born on March 18, 1930 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania United States. He is the child of Esther Mildred Stauffer and Leon Paul Stauffer Sr., with siblings Helen, Leon, Walter, Charles, and Clara. According to his family tree, Stanley was father to 4 children. He married Violetta Marie Stauffer on May 16, 1959 in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania United States. They were married until Stanley's death in 2019 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania United States. They had children Stanley Herbert Stauffer Jr., Steven Henry Stauffer, Sharon Violetta Stachelek, and Stuart Hugh Stauffer. He died on August 12, 2019 in Hatboro, Pennsylvania United States at 89 years of age.
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Hatboro, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania United States 19040
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August 20, 2019
Washington Crossing National Cemetery 830 Highland Rd, in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania United States 18940
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Stanley H. Stauffer Sr. of Hatboro,Pennsylvania died Monday,August 12,2019 at his home,surrounded by his family. He was 89 years old. Stanley was born March 18,1930 in Willow Grove,Pennsylania,son of the late Leon Stauffer and Esther Stauffer (nee Rutherford). He is the beloved husband of 60 years of Violetta Stauffer (nee Elder);father of Stanley H. Stauffer Jr. and his wife Robin,Steven H. Stauffer and his wife Rebecca,Sharon V. Stachelek and her husband Peter,and Stuart H. Stauffer and his wife Beth; grandfather of 11; great-grandfather of four; survived by two sisters,two brothers and one late brother. Stanley was born and raised in Willow Grove,Pennsylvania. He answered the call to serve his country during the Korean conflict and received an honorable discharge from the United States Air Force after four years of faithful service. During his enlisted time,Stanley spend most of it in Germany where he also managed an ice-skating rink and founded a dance band. His passion for music would last many years as a not only a trombone player,but an accomplished singer in a series of quartets and choirs. After returning home,Stanley married the love of his life Violetta Elder in 1959,and in May of 2019,the couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. During his working years,Stanley served his community as a Postal Carrier in Abington Township for 37 years before his retirement. Stanley will be remembered for his capacity for quiet leadership,complemented by his gentle strength and the great faith in which he served his church. In his free time,he enjoyed spending time with his adoring family,grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Stanley will be sorely missed for his dry sense of humor and ability to make anyone laugh. Even in his final days,he was still managing to regularly crack a smile. Relatives and friends were invited to his viewing on Tuesday,August 20,2019 from 10:30 A.M. and funeral service at 11:30 A.M. at Church of the Open Door,1260 Fort Washington Avenue,Fort Washington PA 19034. His graveside service and military honors rendered by the United States Air Force followed at 2:00 P.M. at Washington Crossing National Cemetery,830 Highland Road,Newtown,PA 18940. In lieu of flowers,donations may be made to the Music Ministry-Church of the Open Door,1260 Fort Washington Avenue,Fort Washington,PA 19034. Family flowers arranged by Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts 215-675-2271.

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In 1930, in the year that Stanley Herbert Stauffer Sr. was born, as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

In 1943, Stanley was only 13 years old when on June 20th through June 22nd, the Detroit Race Riot erupted at Belle Isle Park. The rioting spread throughout the city (made worse by false rumors of attacks on blacks and whites) and resulted in the deployment of 6,000 Federal troops. 34 people were killed, (25 of them black) - mostly by white police or National Guardsmen, 433 were wounded (75 percent of them black) and an estimated $2 million of property was destroyed. The same summer, there were riots in Beaumont, Texas and Harlem, New York.

In 1957, he was 27 years old when on October 4th, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik I, the first man made earth-orbiting satellite - and triggered the Space Race. Sputnik I was only 23 inches in diameter and had no tracking equipment, only 4 antennas, but it had a big impact.

In 1980, when he was 50 years old, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, he was 62 years old when in April, Bosnia-Herzegovina declared independence from Yugoslavia. The newly created Bosnian Serb army then began a campaign against Muslim Bosniaks and Bosnian Croats - killing, raping, torturing, beating and robbing - and resulting in the deaths of over 100,000.

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