OBITUARY

Stanley R. Sites

October 21, 1930October 19, 2018

The souls of the just are in the hand of God. Stanley R. Sites went to be with the Lord on October 19, 2018. Stan was born October 21, 1930 to George and Margaret (Cleo) Maloney Sites who preceded him in death. Stan graduated in 1948 from St. Rose High School. From 1948 to 1952, he served in the US Navy on the USS Tarawa with the highlight of visiting the Vatican, which included an audience with Pope Pius XII. He attended Ohio State University where he met his wife Patricia Anne Ford Sites who preceded him in death along with children Timothy and Sarah (Sally) Sites, son-in-law Kevin Schreiber, a great-granddaughter Kennedy Schreiber and brothers John, Richard, Michael and sister Barbara. Surviving children include Martha (Kevin) Schreiber, Betsy Dahill, Susan Alberini, Molly Mayhew, and Mary (Fred) Stolly, his 14 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Stan was a strong supporter of St Gerard’s Church and Lima Central Catholic High School, and was inducted into both schools Hall of Fame. His pride was his years of association with CYO baseball, basketball and kickball programs. Stan enjoyed fund raising and campaigning for others. He served Gethsemani Cemetery as a board member, and as a former President of the Board at LCC. He worked at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company for 34 years. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, October 22, 2018 at St Gerard Catholic Church, 240 W. Robb Avenue, Lima Ohio 45801, with Fr. Dave Ross and Fr. Mike Sergi, concelebrating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery, where V.F.W. Post 1275 and the U.S. Navy Honor Guard will conduct military rites. Visitation will be on Sunday, from Noon until 8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will begin at 8 p.m. Donations can be made in Stan’s name at Lima Central Catholic, St Gerard, St Rose, or Heartbeat of Lima. Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

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Stanley R. Sites

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Tim DeHaven

October 21, 2018

Stan was a huge supporter of the entire Lima Catholic community. He had a big heart that will be missed by all his family and friends but assuredly, his spirit will still envelop our thoughts in the years ahead!!

Nancy (Nartker) Scott

October 21, 2018

Like so many others his kids’ ages, Stan was like a second dad to me. He loved being part of our lives. He trusted us girls (sometimes too much) to behave when we were at his house. I have fond memories of staying over in the dormitory in the basement.

I think he may take things in when he first gets to heaven, but then he’ll take charge of some aspect of what goes on up there. Good thing Pat’s there to keep him in line.

Thinking of you, Marty, and everyone else at this time.

Ann Finn

October 21, 2018

Dear Sites Family,

Our deepest condolences to the Sites family. Stan was a wonderful man..."ditto" what was expressed by Fr. Denis Sweeney and Kevin Conley. What little I knew about/of Stan from my parents, Dick and Bea Finn, and being around him in the past yrs./decades, I enjoyed his character, demeanor, humor and geniune "love" for people as well as his dedication/ stewardship in service for his faith and others. I'll miss my buddy, partner in crime, re. an adventure from my young adult life, when my mother and him took me to "The Chateau" (sp. ?) after a Bourk wedding reception, for more excitement and merriment--what a good time.

Prayers and comfort for the Sites family and friends during this time of grief and suffering.

Stan, you'll be missed; Rest in Peace sweet soul, God will be welcoming you home w/ open arms. Prayers.

Blessings, Peace, and Love,
Ann Finn (daughter) and Dick Finn (classmate/friend)
Columbus OH

Denis Sweeney

October 21, 2018

Dear Family,
Thank you for sharing a wonderful and loving Dad to St. Gerard, St. Rose, LCC and the Lima community.
A memory —- my last year at St. Gerard 1999, the Parish Festival and the Pastor’ Cake. I had given up on trying to set a new record for sales on the cake. I figured I needed to top $4000 and I was about $500-$700 short to top Fr. Gerard. And here it was Sunday night. My cake was no prize and in fact a corner of it had caved in over the weekend. It could not match Fr. Gerard’s butterfly cakes and rose petal cakes and chocolate box cakes. And then Stan took charge! He asked where I was towards the goal, asked for a whole batch of tickets and then like a commanding officer leading the charge said: “What are you waiting for? Let’s do it!!!” And the beer tent and every other tent never knew what hit them. Stan kept coming back for more supplies, more tickets. We set a new record, over $4000 dollars and Fr. Gerard had to go on oxygen when I called him. He kept asking - “What kind of cake was it???
Stan taught me never, ever give up. God bless and reward him now as he is with Pat, his children and all his loved ones.
My love and prayers always,
Fr. Denis

Kevin Conley

October 21, 2018

Stan was always "A Good Guy" . I have many good memories as a boy when Stan would stop at our home for business. He was always such a great supporter of the Catholic Community. He will be missed.

Kevin and Kaye Conley

FROM THE FAMILY