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
REMEMBERING

Greenard Royal Stanley Jr.

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Valerie Hatcher

June 15, 2018

I met Gren when Nannette when we started job together. He was the nicest, most caring and sincere gentleman I ever met. I loved to see him smile and hear him laugh. He gave the most wonderful hugs. Always willing to lend a helping hand. I used to get a kick out of watching him pick up Nannette in the green mustang. My heart is saddened and I will miss you. Farewell until we meet again.

Rita Dean

June 15, 2018

Friends are sweet, friends are fine
Honored to say, Gren was a friend of mine.

I Loved your smile.
I Loved your Laughter
Someday I hope to meet you in the forever after.

We became friends because of Nan, your bride, your love your one and only .

We shared cruises, parties., hot tubs, Baltimore Inner Harbor, The Bahamas, and so much more.

Forever you will hold a place in my heart, Love you dearly.
Your Ritabeeta




Larry Kramer

June 15, 2018

What a pleasure it has been to know Gren. He was a man who truly enjoyed life and especially his time with Nanette and friends. If you would look up the word "character", his name would be at the top of the list. Although I have known Gren and Nanette for only two years, it has been an honor to socialize with both of you guys. I cannot pass by a Subway without thinking of Gren and his huge grin. Until we meet again. Larry

Raymond Pentecost

June 15, 2018

I first met gren at a car show a few years ago on this day it was gray and misty rain he had brought over a car from Richmond ford I went over to talk with him not knowing who he was at the time he greeted me with a smile and a hand shake that gray day became so much better from then on he treated me like family I had the opportunity to see him many times after this he was always the same a smile and hand shake he and his wife came to my wedding thay where so kind to the both of us I will never forget him he was a ray of sunshine even on the bad days so my friend rest in peace in god's hands till we meet again

Greg Martinek

June 15, 2018

You will be sadly missed by all of us, especially all of the fun times at family celebrations. With much love, The Martinek’s

Hope you’re crusin along some winding road in a fast 'Stang with the top down! 🚗

Ruth Hough

June 14, 2018

Gren and Nan were my now 86 year-old mother's neighbors for several years. My mother and I lived in different states and she was still living independently at the time. Before the neighbors even met, Gren and Nan had kept an eye on Mom and named her Granny! The friendship grew, and Mom called Gren her boyfriend. He took her places when she gave up her car, and she always wanted him to escort her when we were out and about. Our family will never forget the amazing love and kindess Gren and Nan showed my mother, and the great comfort it gave us knowing they were nearby. I pray we all carry forward Gren's love of life, fun, and genuine caring for others. I pray, too, that Gren's family and friends and especially his dear Nan, will have their spirits buoyed by that same love and caring from all of us that loved him.

Louellyn Hale

June 14, 2018

Where do you start when that quirky, somewhat sarcastic smile dances across your sky and leaves a trace of efferervescence.... followed by the sweet smile of his wife...and you know immediately they share a secret bond of communication and love.. and now it is interrupted by death. Not permanent, mind you, but all physical contact is temporarily blocked. I have not known Nannette and Gren in numbers of years, but I feel I've known them and been counted as friends for ages. I will continue to be a Christian friend, a bridge, a transition.,,but now there is a very wonderful GOD who can take care of all the hurt and pain..Gren is there, and someday we all will be! Rejoice in our sorrow, and through our tears may we see rainbows. Gren will be remembered in so many ways, as you will be, Nannette. You are loved!!!!

Ann Eatmon

June 14, 2018

"Denali" LOL So glad our paths crossed! Two things I know for sure that this man loved; his wife, Nanette & cars. Nanette you noticed that I did put you first but he just about wore me out until we found that perfect home with the THIRD garage. Denali; he was excited that sign was in his front yard. For those that don't know as I didn't until Gren informed me.....it means "Great One"...Perfect! I loved to laugh with him! ~! Hugs & Prayers to all the loved him!

Barb Riehl

June 14, 2018

I met Gren through Nanette the better part of 10 years ago. In working with Nanette (whom I became close to), she shared her ups and downs , good times and bad with me. Most of which involved Gren. I attended their wedding . It was beautiful! There I watched two people that were obviously very in love become one. It was tough to see them move but they stayed in touch. They stayed with me for a couple of days while visiting. The next few years seeing all of their photos and good times they had made me happy. Gren was a very special, selfless, kind man. I know that he is happy and content now. And someday when it is time his wife will join him. He will always be with her. He will be greatly missed.

Cynthia Dawson

June 14, 2018

My husband , daughter and I met Gren and Nannette when we first moved to Virginia. Gren was always there to help us with anything we needed, you never had to ask...
Thanks Gren for being such a wonderful person and a truly great friend. We will remember you always.

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