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Stanley Lew

October 10, 1951April 4, 2020

Stanley Lew, 68, passed away on April 4, 2020. He was the son of the late Sammy and Mee Soon Lew. Surviving are wife Ann, two sons John & Mark and two daughters Jenna & Sara, his brother Shang and sister Angela.

Stan was born in New York as a first generation American. He attended the University of Buffalo, after college he accepted a job offer at B.F.Goodrich, which turned into a lifelong career at Michelin.

For those he left behind he will be lovingly remembered for his kind spirit, zest for life, compassion and love for all. He made a friend everywhere he went and loved to tell us stories about his handball days during his childhood. Stan was a true inspiration with a generous soul whom lived his life with never-ending optimism and humor and always thinking of others first.

Stan was an active member of Boy Scout Troop 776. He held the Boy Scouts to a high standard and accountability to follow the Scout Law. It was more than just a trip to Camp Old Indian or Scout meetings at the church, a purpose was always in mind. He felt a sense of responsibility to guide the boys in the right direction of life.

Stan was actively involved in Advent United Methodist Church. He participated in bible study, ushering, confirmation classes, March Madness, and anywhere a lending hand was needed.

He loved helping with the Guardian ad litem program, Fall for Greenville, Wheels on Meals, charity bike rides, neighborhood clean-up and much more.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, November 23 at 4:00pm at Advent United Methodist Church, 2258 Woodruff Rd., Simpsonville, SC, 29681. Please visit the Advent Church website at https://advent-umc.org/ to register for the service. Masks will be required.

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Gustav ykema

November 21, 2020

A great feeling of sadness overcame me when I heard of Stans' passing. Stan was an honest, hardworking, serious, reliable human being. He had his own particular sense of humour. He treated everyone with respect. A positive person to be around, always supportive and willing to help others. Stan was not afraid to give his point of view, and even then was sensitively tactful in his delivery. A devoted family man raising, with Ann, their four children into adults anyone would be proud of. They are truely a reflection of their father. I lost a wonderful brother in-law but for the rest of my life I will see him in his children. Ann, I'm unable physically to be there for you but your brother shares your feelings of grief. To John, Mark, Jenna, Sara your father resides in you, never to ever leave you, and I speak from experience for my father, your grandfather is always with me. Jeannette and myself send our condolences and love.
Gustav

Cathy Jones

November 3, 2020

I loved reminiscing with Stan about BF Goodrich and my time in the Kitchener plant.

Terrence Kazmierczak

July 21, 2020

I first met Stan when we were both studying Engineering at The University of Buffalo. Our study group spent hours on assignments and a few at the Ratskeller, contemplating the future.

Some weekends while not playing hand ball, we'd go the Harley Dealer on Bailey Ave near campus and try to persuade their sales staff into letting us test ride a few bikes. They only let us take a few bikes out once because we drag raced them from their shop all the way to Main St. Stanley liked to ride and back then to ride meant, go fast.

Nearing graduation, I suggested that Stan interview with B.F. Goodrich. The result of which, he met his lovely wife Ann. I like to think that was the best suggestion I ever gave him.

Anyway buddy, we'll met up again and next time it'll be best 2 out of 3 runs on those Harley's.

Rest easy....

Terry (The Tramp) Kaz

François Brassart

April 14, 2020

An exemplary mentor, and a builder. I first met Stan around 2011, when I started participating in Tire and Rim Association (TRA) professional meetings, as a Michelin representative. Stan tought me a lot. His meeting preparation and the way he conducted discussions showed me his integrity, fairness, and professionalism. As a big part of our time together consisted in these industry meetings, I realized how much appreciated and recognized he was. Things were done with rigor, but also with humor and constant positiveness. Difficult topics were adressed efficiently and without animosity. Stan would always find a bridge to cross a difficult pass. The numerous messages shared now by other participants to these meetings confirm my feeling.
Stan also knew how to share some simple relaxed time away from home and I really enjoyed the discussions we had during our meals together. They were always constructive and revealing. He was constantly building bridges between people and cultures. God bless Stan. We will miss him.

Judy Pham

April 13, 2020

I was lucky to have met Stan back in 2017 while working at Michelin and gotten to know him prior to his retirement. He was smart, kind, supportive, and very generous with his time. He was right there with us when we launched the Asian Pacific Business Resource Group at Michelin. Like us, he felt strongly about promoting awareness about the Asian Pacific culture at Michelin and in the community. After he retired, he still wanted to help and continued to volunteer with us. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.

aj malde

April 13, 2020

Stan was wonderful and giving person. He always took time to help others and believed in the greater good for all. He will be missed at Michelin and Boys Scouts.

Ronald Latawiec

April 11, 2020

Having had the opportunity to work closely with Stan in the years just before his retirement it is easy for me to comment on his professionalism, organization, preparation, attention to detail and tidiness as well as his kind personality, willingness to help others succeed and sense of humor. But these are only words from my perspective. What is more meaningful is to share the thoughts and reactions of others. News of Stan’s passing traveled very quickly throughout the entire industry. I have never witnessed such a rapid communication of personal news followed by such heartfelt reactions. It is a true testimony to the network Stan had established in the industry and the level of respect he had earned. From Akron, to Detroit, to France, to China the news was met with a common response of shock and sadness. A representative from one of the many industry organizations that Stan worked with wrote “many of us had the pleasure of working with Stan for many years through his dedication and leadership to the mission of SAE International”. A Michelin colleague from Asia wrote “it reminds me of Stan’s way of talking with passion and smile to everyone which was very impressive”. And another Michelin colleague from Japan wrote “Stan was my teacher… I feel honored to be a good student of his lessons”. I know these words don’t make it any easier but please take solace in knowing Stan made his MARC (sic) and will be remembered.

Julia Kelly

April 10, 2020

Stan was vital in the path for both of my sons. Jack and Thomas are both Eagle Scouts. They both have great stories and memories that guided them on the path to Eagle. I am beyond blessed to have known him. Words can't express our gratefulness in his guidance and caring. Having 2 sons that make it to Eagle Scout is rare but he was one key factor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Stan touched many lives in a positive way. God Bless as you travel this path. We will keep you in our prayers.

Autumn Kahwaji

April 10, 2020

Stan was the consummate professional, first met decades ago as a coworker when I would perform “spec histories” for him then later working for different employers as we both participated in industry association committees until his retirement. Stan was always a role model for leadership and preparation, and very highly regarded in his committee activities both for attention to detail as well as true congeniality. Stan made many lasting contributions to the tire industry in the Standards and Regulations realm. Always very personable and interesting conversationalist on many subjects and will never be forgotten by his industry colleagues and friends.

Mike Watson

April 9, 2020

I was blessed to have known Stan.
We were both scout leaders in Troop 776. Stan held the boys to a high standard and he embodied the scout law: "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent". The men who were boys during his tenure are now better citizens for having Stan in their life; I know both my boys are.
It wasn't just hiking, camping and canoeing; Stan kept us focused on the helpful part of the law; always looking for the next opportunity for us to give back the community through service.
My favorite non-scouting memory of Stan is participating in the charity rides; while most of the participants had nice road bikes Stan and I would struggle over Paris Mtn on our mountain bikes; we were never first, but we always finished.

FROM THE FAMILY

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