Stanley F. Stearns, 88, of 4 Frosty Hills Drive Danville, PA died Saturday
morning, May 29, 2004, at his residence. He was born March 15, 1916 in
Chagrin Falls, Ohio where he lived until moving to Danville in 1965. He was
the son of the late Clayton and Gertrude Shippey Stearns.
Stearns grew up working with the family farm and during that time he enjoyed
outdoor sports especially bird hunting. He graduated from Bainbridge High
School in Ohio in 1934 where he was active in all sports during those years
and beyond including tryouts with both the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red
Sox. He was active for many years serving as president of Chagrin Falls
Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Stearns was a member of the Golden Gate
Lodge of Chagrin Falls of the Grand Lodge of F&AM of Ohio.
1934, Mr. Stearns began his employment with TRW in Cleveland, Ohio at the
age of eighteen. In 1965, he relocated to Danville, PA as Plant
Manager for TRW and retired in 1983 as Vice President and General Manager of
the Compressor Components Division. He served on the Board of Directors of
the First National Bank of Danville for many years. He was a member of the
Danville Rotary Club where he was named “Man of the Year” in 1980 and served
with The United Way. He was a board member of the Montour County Industrial
Development Corporation where Stearns Road was named in his honor. He was a
member of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Stearns was also a
board member of the Private Industry Council of the Central Region Training
Service, Inc. from July 1983 until March 1989. An avid golfer, Mr. Stearns
was a member of the Frosty Valley Country Club.
married for 47 years to Hope Davidson Stearns who preceded him in death
January 4, 1985. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Jean Roth Hess
Stearns whom he married March 11, 1987. Also surviving are two sons;
William P. Stearns and his wife Nancy of Chagrin Falls, Ohio and Thomas W.
Stearns of Keene, New Hampshire and two grandchildren, Greg and Pamela. He
is also survived by a stepdaughter Cynthia Hess Williams and husband John of
Clifton Park, New York and two step-grandchildren, Megan and Craig. He was
preceded in death by one sister Dorothy Snow.
A Memorial Service will be
held Wednesday at 11:00 AM from the Grove Presbyterian Church 330 Bloom Road
Danville, PA with Sabbatical Pastor Elizabeth C. Hallen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society NCICFUL PO
Box 102454 Atlanta, GA 30368, The American Heart Association 1704 Warren
Avenue Williamsport, PA 17701 or the Thomas Beaver Free Library 25 East
Market Street Danville, PA. Arrangements are under the direction of the
Miller-Visneski Funeral Home 10 West Mahoning Street Danville, PA