OBITUARY

Douglas Steven Stanley

February 15, 1944June 5, 2019
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On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Douglas Steven Stanley, loving husband and father, passed away in Marietta, Georgia at the age of 75. Doug was born on February 15, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Syd and Bettye Stanley. As a young child, Doug and his family moved to south Florida. He was raised in Miami and spent his youth swing dancing and working on Chevys. In December of 1978 he met his future wife, Elaine Bonvissuto, and on October 27, 1981 they were married and enjoyed life together for the next thirty-seven years. Doug enjoyed his work as a supply clerk in the airline industry for forty-two years, as it gave him many opportunities for travel, to include regular trips around Europe snow skiing. At home in Miami, he enjoyed playing tennis, water skiing, and boating, as well as relaxing while tending to his garden and landscaping. A meticulous gardener, Doug cultivated a gorgeous array of flowers and was particularly fond of his precious roses. Doug was also a talented cook and grill master, and had a unique ability to create the most delicious, ornate, and aesthetically pleasing salads, a skill he learned as a teenager while working in the Adirondack Mountains. In 2015, Doug became seriously ill, but fought a hard battle and beat his cancer diagnosis. As a fighter and survivor, he diligently followed his kidney dialysis routine and enjoyed three more years with his family. While the last several months were extremely difficult, Doug remained the same compassionate husband, father, brother, and grandfather he always was, and although he will be greatly missed, his family takes comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering. Doug is survived by his wife Elaine Stanley; daughter Carla (J.M.) Gerlach; stepmother Lottie Sperber; brothers Dennis (Carol) Stanley and Ken (Sarah) Stanley; sisters Joan Stanley and Nancy Stanley; and grandchildren Anthony, Marilu, Zachary, Colette, and Kelly Gerlach. A Funeral service to honor Doug Stanley will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at one o’clock in the afternoon at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30152. The family will receive friends for visitation two hours prior to the service. Deacon Norm Keller will be officiating. Please share condolences and fond memories to the family at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

Memories

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Patty and Brian Hawkins

June 14, 2019

Elaine and Carla,

We so enjoyed our time with Doug. He was a wonderful man who will be cherished and honored by many! He was such a pleasure to be with and so proud of his beautiful grandchildren!

Love,
Patty and Brian Hawkins

Judy Fucci

June 12, 2019

Dear Elaine and Carla
We will sadly miss our dear friend Doug. He will always hold a special place in our
hearts. He was always happy,smiling and eager to welcome us into your home.
Rest in peace Doug. You worked hard,lived well, raised an amazing daughter and
had the best yard in Kennesaw.Last but not least, you could dance with your beautiful
wife like no one else.

Love your friends
Judy and Ron

Scott Stanley

June 9, 2019

My uncle Doug was a kind and loving man to his family and probably to almost everyone he encountered. I didn’t have the opportunity to know him well as an adult, which is my fault and something I regret, but my memories of him are really great. No one will miss him more than his wife and soulmate, Elaine, and my cousin Carla, who I send my love and thoughts to through this difficult time. With love, Scott.

Nancy lee

June 9, 2019

Nancy Lee

June 9, 2019

Nancy Lee

June 9, 2019

Nancy Lee

June 9, 2019

Nancy Lee

June 9, 2019

Barry and I send our heartfelt condolences to your family. We have many fond memories of all of you over our many years of friendship.

Joan Stanley

June 9, 2019

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Biography

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Douglas Steven Stanley, loving husband and father, passed away in Marietta, Georgia at the age of 75. Doug was born on February 15, 1944 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Syd and Bettye Stanley.
As a young child, Doug and his family moved to south Florida. He was raised in Miami and spent his youth swing dancing and working on Chevys. In December of 1978 he met his future wife, Elaine Bonvissuto, and on October 27, 1981 they were married and enjoyed life together for the next thirty-seven years.
Doug enjoyed his work as a supply clerk in the airline industry for forty-two years, as it gave him many opportunities for travel, to include regular trips around Europe snow skiing. At home in Miami, he enjoyed playing tennis, water skiing, and boating, as well as relaxing while tending to his garden and landscaping. A meticulous gardener, Doug cultivated a gorgeous array of flowers and was particularly fond of his precious roses. Doug was also a talented cook and grill master, and had a unique ability to create the most delicious, ornate, and aesthetically pleasing salads, a skill he learned as a teenager while working in the Adirondack Mountains.
In 2015, Doug became seriously ill, but fought a hard battle and beat his cancer diagnosis. As a fighter and survivor, he diligently followed his kidney dialysis routine and enjoyed three more years with his family. While the last several months were extremely difficult, Doug remained the same compassionate husband, father, brother, and grandfather he always was, and although he will be greatly missed, his family takes comfort in the knowledge that he is no longer suffering.
Doug is survived by his wife Elaine Stanley; daughter Carla (J.M.) Gerlach; stepmother Lottie Sperber; brothers Dennis (Carol) Stanley and Ken (Sarah) Stanley; sisters Joan Stanley and Nancy Stanley; and grandchildren Anthony, Marilu, Zachary, Colette, and Kelly Gerlach.
A Funeral service to honor Doug Stanley will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at one o’clock in the afternoon at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Pkwy, Kennesaw, GA 30152.
The family will receive friends for visitation two hours prior to the service. Deacon Norm Keller will be officiating. Please share condolences and fond memories to the family at www.winkenhoferpineridgefuneralhome.com