Stanley Melvin Bellow

April 24, 1924September 7, 2022
Obituary of Stanley Melvin Bellow
STANLEY M. BELLOW April 24, 1924-Sept 7, 2022 Stanley M. Bellow, 98, passed away on September 7, 2022 at his home in the Villages Golf and Country Club, San Jose, CA. His passing was peaceful and of natural causes. He was surrounded by family and friends. Stan was a fifth generation San Jose native. He served in the Marine Corps in WWII as a Sergeant, enlisting at 17 years old. He was a music major at San Jose State University. Stan was hired by Richmond-Chase Cannery Company as weigh master and retired after more than 40 years. Stan’s last job was as account manager at Geiger Bros., an advertising specialty company and was named “Salesman of the Year” numerous times. He served in the Vestry as Senior Warden at Trinity Cathedral in San Jose for 8 years and donated funds to acquire a bell for the bell tower. Stan was known to be an avid swimmer and swam laps daily to stay in shape. He was also a music lover, supporting Symphony San Jose through donations and annual memberships since 1955. Stan loved playing the piano, especially music by composers Debussy and Rachmaninoff. If you knew Stan, you knew you were loved. His life will be forever cherished by his family and friends. He is survived by his beloved Kay Pexton, his son William Bellou and daughter-in-law Sandy Bellou; his daughter Nancy Smith and son-in-law Paul Smith; grandchildren Tami Ozubko and her husband Ryan Ozubko; Kimberly Escobedo, Brandon Klitz, Jason Smith, Jennifer Kohler and her husband Jeffery Kohler; great grandchildren Zachary Ozubko, Nathan Ozubko, Alina Kyle Smith, Wesley Kohler, Harrison Kohler, Danielle Escobedo and, proudly serving in the Marine Corps, PFC Michael Escobedo. He also leaves behind numerous extended family and a wealth of friends. A private memorial service will take place in October at Oak Hill Memorial Park. Stan was a generous man until the end. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Symphony San Jose or the Marine Memorial Club.

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