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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Stanley H. Stauffer Sr.
March 18, 1930 - August 12, 2019

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Public Events and Locations

Viewing - Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Church of the Open Door, Fort Washington
Funeral Service - Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11:30 AM at Church of the Open Door, Fort Washington
Graveside Service - Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown
Military Honors - Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 2:00 PM at Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown

Contacts

Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Clergy - Church of the Open Door - 1260 Fort Washington Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034 - 215-646-7471 - Map
Cemetery - Washington Crossing National Cemetery - 830 Highland Road, Newtown, PA 18940 - 800-535-1117 - Map
Family Florist - Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts - 518 York Road, Warminster, PA 18974 - 215-675-2271 - Map
Donation - Church of the Open Door - 1260 Fort Washington Avenue, Fort Washington, PA 19034 - 215-646-7471 - Map

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 Abington, Pennsylvania, son of the late Leon Stauffer and the late 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 eleven; great grandfather of four; survived by two sisters, two brothers, and one late brother.

Stanley was born and raised in Abington, 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 spent 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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