OBITUARY

Greenard Royal Stanley Jr.

June 26, 1947June 8, 2018
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Greenard Stanley 70 of Richmond VA passed away on June 8, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.

Gren was born in Atlantic City. NJ. Son of Greenard and Edna Mae Stanley from West Oak Lane, a suburb of Philadelphia. Mr. Stanley attended Olney High school, before joining the Air Force in September 1966. He completed basic training in Amarillo Texas Gren spent most of his time on the service at R.A.F. Bentwater England . Gren was a crew chief on the F4C Phantom Aircraft and was part of the 92nd T.S.F .

Gren also shared a loved of automobiles throughout his life. He was a member of the Central Virginia Mustang Club.

On September 17, 2011 Gren married the love of his life in Cape May NJ

Gren is survived by his wife Nanette, brother and sister-in-law Dr. Greg and Kimberly Martnek. Survived also by his niece and nephew Joshua and Sofia, cousins Laure McGrath and Agnes Cashman. Graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery Roslyn PA on June 30 at 2 pm

  • FAMILY

  • Greenard Royal Stanley, Father
  • Edna Mae Wink, Mother
  • Nanette G. Stanley, Wife

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 15, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Lawrence Leaf

June 28, 2018

I met Gren when we were Stationed at Bentwaters Air Force Base in England back in 1966-1967. Worked on the Phantom F-4C Fighter Jet. Worked together for 3 years and even went Temp Duty Assignment to Whellus Air Force Base in Tripoli, Africa several times. Gren was a hard worker and we also Partied once in a while. LOL. I should have said we worked once in a while. I was so sorry to see him suffer the way he did and he took it in stride. Well his pain is gone but his memory will last forever. The world lost a good Man when it lost Greenard Stanley.

Cherise & Jerome Stilley

June 27, 2018

We are so sorry for the loss of a good friend and brother. When we first moved into the Denali subdivision Gren and Nanette were the first couple we met. They are beautiful people. Jerome and Gren talked about mustangs and race cars often. They also enjoyed cooking out and going out to different restaurants with their wives. A special memory was the Spirit of Norfolk for Jerome's Birthday. Gren had a special place in our hearts and he will definitely be missed! We Love you! Rest in peace!

Alice Peyton

June 26, 2018

On Gren's 70th birthday last year, Nanette hosted a birthday party for him at the Grapevine Restaurant.
After we had all eaten, Gren and Nanette got up to dance. He asked me to come dance with him.
He was a good dancer and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. It meant a lot to me that he asked me to dance with him.
I will never forget it.

Betty Anne Hatsh

June 25, 2018

When I first met Gren & Nanette I thought they were quiet and reserved, but I soon discovered that they were both energetic and outgoing. I did not know Gren very long, but the devotion he had to Nanette was always obvious. His positive spirit will be missed and remembered.

Julie & Cliff Baker

June 25, 2018

Although we did know you a long time we will always remember your smile and all the good times we had! We will miss you. Love, Cliff & Julie

Tony DiFerdinando

June 24, 2018

I have many friends in my life, but true friends I can count on half of my hand. I am blessed that one of those friends was Gren. Gren was always thoughtful, caring and true to his word. You always knew where you stood with Gren, whether he agreed with you or not.

Now knowing he is in the arms of our Lord, with a new healthy body and all of his loved ones, makes me happy. I know we will be together again in friendship. I am happy to have had you in my life.

Until next time we meet my great friend,
Tony D.

Shirley Robbins

June 24, 2018

Every now and then in life's journey you meet someone who has the extraordinary ability to live in the moment. Gren did that. He shared his years of addiction and depression but was not a victim of those darker days. Instead he shared his light and lived in the moment , expressing joy in being with his beloved Nan and her family, of seeing the goodness in all things and people. When I first met him I thought his name was grin, because he most often came into a room wit that twinkle and sense of fun. Gren endured much pain and disappointment with his last illness, making others feel comfortable around him, negating any self-pity or bitterness. He was so easy to be with and what comfort and peace he is bringing to his fellowmen in Heaven as he did here. I will surely miss him.

Bev Constable

June 21, 2018

Nannette, we are truly saddened for your heartache and loss of Gren... ❤️❤️ Love of your life and soulmate... I first met Gren , over 20 yrs ago, when he worked at the Veterans Hospital, and I became his hairstylist , for all these years, and later for Nannette also... I remember when Gren had a full big head of hair , no gray at all... and I always told him from first meeting him , that he looked like Jack Nicholson… and he did! From that point on I think he thought he was a movie star when he came in the salon… All of the older women , in the roller sets under the hairdryers, thought he looked like Jack also…he always joked with me about his hair , when receding ,that he was going to shave it into a mohawk… but he didn't… Gren was such a funny guy…always a big smile and positive words for everyone, a bright ray of sunshine 🌞 ! He even sat around after his haircut and just talked and always a big smile, and positive words for everyone, ! Gren had such great passion for photography...he opened up his own studio and did a lot of freelance and weddings , children and families, for many people… he was the best photographer I know, and he took beautiful outdoor pictures , of one of my teen daughters in her ballet, pointe and tap outfits..... such beautiful portraits that we have enjoyed over the years… he was just a happy go lucky person… But I never saw him any happier and content in his life, then when he met Nannette....😀😀 they truly were created by God, for one another in total love and harmony! 😍😍 I was honored to witness and completely enjoy their beautiful wedding vows to each other and oh what fun the reception was! I remember they played the song , by Beatles...When I'm 64...❤️❤️ because he finally got married at 64! I even caught the brides bouquet, and a month later met my soulmate, George, which we attribute to their amazing love for each other , that we found the same kind of special love... Gren is always with you, Nannette... we❤️You

Nanette Stanley

June 21, 2018

To lose someone I loved so much brings pain beyond belief
There are no words to ease my pain my sadness and my grief
I've lost someone so close so wonderful and so special
Missing your laughter and smile
I think about your special ways and wish that you were near
But although you have left this world you'll stay within my heart
Guiding like an angel even though we are apart
For love is everlasting and so are my memories
Your legacy that's always there to light the way for me.
Love Always Babycakes

Denise Jones

June 21, 2018

Remembering lots of fun times, especially your 60th and 70th birthday celebrations. We all had so much fun. Family gatherings were always very special with you. RIP, Gren.
Love,
Aunt Denise

Biography

Greenard Stanley 70 of Richmond VA passed away on June 8, 2018 peacefully in his sleep.

Gren was born in Atlantic City. NJ. Son of Greenard and Edna Mae Stanley from West Oak Lane, a suburb of Philadelphia. Mr. Stanley attended Olney High school, before joining the Air Force in September 1966. He completed basic training in Amarillo Texas Gren spent most of his time on the service at R.A.F. Bentwater England . Glen was a crew chief on the F4C Phantom Aircraft and was part of the 92nd T.S.F .

Gren also shared a loved of automobiles throughout his life. He was a member of the Central Virginia Mustang Club.

On September 17, 2011 Gren married the love of his in Cape May NJ

Gren is survived by his wife Nanette, brother and sister-in-law Dr. Greg and Kimberly Martnek. Survived also by his niece and nephew Joshua and Sofia, cousins Laure McGrath and Agnes Cashman. Graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery Roslyn PA on June 30 at 2 pm