Stanley Michael Zimny Jr.
November 5, 1942 – April 10, 2018
Stanley Michael Zimny, 75, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday April 10, 2018.
Stanley is survived by his loving wife Carol of 52 years; his children Jennifer (Doug) DeLong and Matthew (Darlene) Zimny; his grandchildren Natalie, Katie, Alexis, and Maria; and his brother Eric Zimny and sister-in-law Elizabeth Smith. Stanley was predeceased by his parents Stanley and Martha (Cloer) Zimny and his brother Glenn Zimny.
Stanley was born the son of Stanley Michael Sr. and Martha (Cloer) Zimny in Augusta, Georgia on November 5, 1942. He graduated from Clairemont High School in San Diego, California in 1960 and followed in his father’s steps, earning his bachelor’s degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Stanley married Carol Smith on January 29, 1966 in San Diego, CA and after leaving the Navy he joined EDS Corporation where he worked until retirement.
Stanley was a long time member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Rochester where he was active in the Men’s Ministry, Stephen Ministry, and youth groups. He liked backpacking, the outdoors, baseball, and his family. Stanley was proud of his Navy heritage.
Stanley’s family will welcome all to memorial visitation on Thursday May 3rd, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 West University Drive in Rochester, Michigan. The following day, Friday May 4th, 2018, a memorial gathering will be held from 10:30am until the time of memorial service at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist church, located at 620 Romeo Rd in Rochester Michigan.
The family would greatly appreciate Memorial contributions in Stanley’s honor to the Karmanos Cancer Institute online at Https://www.karmanos.org/giftofhope to support cardiac amyloidosis research.
- Carol (nee Smith) Zimny, Wife
- Jennifer (Doug) DeLong, Daughter
- Matthew (Darlene) Zimny, Son
- Natalie DeLong, Granddaughter
- Katie DeLong, Granddaughter
- Alexis Zimny, Granddaughter
- Maria Zimny, Granddaughter
- Stanly Michael Zimny Sr., Father
- Martha Ann (nee Cloer) Zimny, Mother
- Eric Zimny, Brother
- Glenn Zimny, Brother
- Elizabeth Smith, Sister-in-law
- Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
- Memorial Gathering Thursday, May 3, 2018
- Memorial Gathering Friday, May 4, 2018
- Memorial Service Friday, May 4, 2018
Stanley Michael Zimny Jr.
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June 25, 2018
I was a classmate of Stan at USNA. I remember his as a great friend . I never saw him after graduation, as I went into the USMC and our paths never crossed. He was one of several of our classmates that made a career at EDS, a great company, located in Plano, where I recently lived. All the best to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, he really was a great guy.
Courtland Gray '65
April 23, 2018
Stan was the Captain of our Ship, and led us through many journeys in life. He was warm, funny, direct, opinionated, and loved life.
He loved the sea, nature, backpacking, and bluegrass music. You could always find him on his tractor mower in the summer, or in the pool. He loved a good thunderstorm.
He would bring his own Tabasco sauce to places when he traveled. He wore shorts in the winter.
But most of all, he loved his family, and regretted that he would not be here on Earth to share life with them anymore.
He shall be missed. But we know he's now holding the hand of his Lord, and caring for us from above.