Stanley Alexander Galecki
February 10, 1946 – November 15, 2021
On Monday, November 15, 2021 Stanley Alexander Galecki, husband and father of two children, passed away at age 75. Stan was born on February 10, 1946 in Hamtramck, Ml and grew up in Detroit to Stanley, and Anna (Nadarczynski) Galecki. He received his BA from the Wayne State University in Detroit in 1968, and started a career in the automotive industry like many in his family. He retired from General Motors after a 32 year career. Preceding and following retirement from GMC, Stan worked at the Palace of Auburn Hills/Pine Knob/Meadowbrook Theater for 25 years where he made many friends, enjoyed sporting events and concerts there and occasionally meeting celebrities and Detroit Pistons basketball players. He was known to have a sharp eye for unoccupied and closer seats at events for friends and family at concerts and events. Immediately following retirement from the auto industry, Stan worked at Parisian Department Store part-time in the cash office for nine years.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents and the nine aunts and uncles that immigrated from Poland to Pennsylvania (and most on to Michigan,) that were born to Frank Galecki (a coal miner) and his wife, Helen Michalowski (housewife.) He is survived by his wife, Barbara, children Ann Marie (Wil Côté) and Jeffrey and grandchildren (Charlotte and Wil). Stan was enormously proud of all his children and grandchildren-
A celebration of his life will be arranged at a future date. Donations are welcomed, in Stan's name, to the Lighthouse Mission of Michigan, a cause that Stan supported for many years. (www.lighthousemi.org, 46156 Woodward Avenue Pontiac, MI 48342).
- Lighthouse Mission of Michigan
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Stanley Alexander Galecki
November 24, 2021
My condolences to Stan's family. Such a great guy. As a secretary in the Engineering Department, I had occasion to talk with Stan frequently. He was always upbeat, smiling, caring, made you feel like there was nothing more important than talking to you. Another one of the Engineering family gone.
November 22, 2021
I have had the pleasure of working with Stan his entire career at The Palace of Auburn Hills. My heart goes out to his family at his passing, but Heaven has truly gained another angel. Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed. Love, Judy
November 21, 2021
Stan and Barb moved in next door to me when I was about 8. As a newlywed couple, they really tolerated well the crazy family next door with 5 kids and multiple pets. Somehow I became good friends with Barb and Stan. They were instrumental in my development into adulthood. I always thought of them as cool older siblings, but the last time I saw Stan this summer he said he was my surrogate father. It was so sweet. Rest in Peace Dad!
Cleandrew Morris, Jr
November 20, 2021
Hi! My name is Cleandrew Morris Jr, I would like to send my sincere condolences to the family of Stan Galecki. My prayers are with you guys and hope that the comfort of God will give all of you the peace you will need to get through this. Stan and I shared many hours together when we worked at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Pine Knob and Meadow Brooks. He was an awesome person to know. He will truly be missed. R. I. P. Stan, you have earned your heavenly wings my friend. Now go and take your rest. Love you man!!! Cle
November 18, 2021
I was lucky to have been able to share a lot of good times with Stanley and family. Holidays birthdays and Christmas. I watch Ann and Jeff grow up.
We are cousins our fathers were brothers. I made fast friends with Stanley’s wife Barb, two people that were together and could be so different.
Stanley was extremely proud of his children, Ann and Jeff. I was very honored when Stanley and Barb asked me to be Ann’s godmother. I was at Ann’s graduation from Wayne State and saw the twinkle in his eye, and the smile on his face when she graduated from his alma mater.
Thru the years we have remained friends and kept in contact.
Thank you Stanley and Barb for all the good times and great memories.