OBITUARY

Terry Stanley

January 21, 1961March 20, 2018
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It is with overwhelming sadness that the family of Terry Lynn Stanley announce his sudden passing on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at the age of 57. Terry is lovingly remembered by his wife, Patricia Ann (Gidcumb) of 26 ½ years, their two children, son Jonathan Page “JP” and daughter Katherine Grace “Katie”. Also carrying on his memory are his three siblings, Ernest Page Stanley III, (Carol Tamasiunas); Sharon (David) Heitzman; and Jeffrey (Amy) Stanley; his seven nieces and nephews; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Terry was preceded in death by his father, Ernest Page Stanley, Jr. and his mother, Carol Evelyn (Calkins) Stanley.

Terry was born on January 21, 1961 in Traverse City, Michigan and a 1979 graduate of Waterford Mott High School, Waterford, Michigan. Terry earned his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from Northwestern University. Terry had a remarkable career in marketing and management at S.C. Johnson, ConAgra and Darden Restaurants. Terry was an excellent cook, an avid music lover and enjoyed playing with his three dogs. He was huge fan of University of Michigan football and enjoyed a good cigar with friends.

A memorial service for Terry will be held on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 428 E. Plant Street, Winter Garden, Florida. Visitation is at 5:00 pm. The memorial service is at 6:00 pm followed by a celebration of Terry with light appetizers and refreshments at Baldwin Fairchild. Those who desire may make donations in memory of Terry to a foundation of their choosing.

Services

  • Gathering Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, April 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

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Ivo Chilian

April 15, 2018

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Psalms 34:18 tells us that the God of all comfort is "close to the brokenhearted" and Isaiah 25:8 promises that "He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces." It is our hope that the power if God's Word will help to ease your sorrow in the days ahead as you cherish your most treasured memories.

Dale Sasaki

April 7, 2018

Our sympathies for your loss. Terry was a great leader and one of the best I had the pleasure to work with at Darden. He was always open and willing to listen, help and encourage. He was always a pleasure to be around and even with his busy agenda, always said HI and with pleasant acknowledgement. He will be missed by many.
Dale and Joni Sasaki

Kimm Scott Delavan

April 6, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Terry back in High School and we were great friends. He was always so kind , happy and fun! I have many memories of our days in Mr. Rookus's music class and several Choir concerts. I stood next to him in our special Choir. We always had a great time. We lost touch after a few years so it is nice to read how successful in life he was. Again, I am very sorry for your loss. Keep your memories close.

Rich & Joy Ferrington

April 6, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Terry and I were coworkers at ConAgra for many years (Marie Callender's and Healthy Choice). He was always a positive, passionate and enthusiastic person that loved marketing and always raved about his family. I know this will be one of many messages you will receive, but I wanted to let you know how much he cared for you. I know his spirit will remain forever in your heart and he will be missed.

Shelly Welch

April 6, 2018

I'm so very sad for your loss. Terry was such a special man. Always positive and so fun to be around. I'll never forget the great advice he gave when I was frustrated at work. "Every band needs a rockstar and a good drummer." He was the rockstar, and influenced so many lives. So sorry. Healing hugs.

Tom & Lisa Mertensotto

April 6, 2018

We recently heard the news of Terry's passing and we wanted to immediately reach out to you to express our deepest sympathy.

We will miss his quick wit, fantastic sense of humor, charm, and talent (he would help me write songs for ConAgra sales meetings). I am his age and cannot believe that he is gone...Heaven gained an amazing angel in Terry, and he is looking down on all of you everyday. Lisa

We were shocked by the news and deeply saddened. I thought the world of him and still can't believe he passed away. My favorite time with Terry was when he invited me to a high school concern in Council Bluffs where Maynard Ferguson was performing. I loved it. Both Terry and I played the trumpet and that evening is still a great memory for me. My deepest sympathy. Tom

Tim & Heather Hartmann

April 6, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about Terry. Our family is praying for him and you and the kids as well.

I have been in contact with many who knew him at both Darden and ConAgra since I heard the news, and I hope you find some comfort in knowing how many lives he touched and how fondly everyone remembers him. I was so fortunate that he was my first boss, and that I was able to work with him for so many years across both companies. He was a mentor to me and taught me so much about business, but even more importantly he was a great friend and supporter. I know many others felt the same.

Everyone always wanted to be on his team because he really cared about people and helping them develop their potential. He was always so upbeat and positive, even in the toughest times, and created a real sense of togetherness. He was a model of the impact a leader can have.

What a great legacy he left, and many, many people will never forget him and the way he made them feel!!

Heather and I offer our deepest sympathies and will continue to keep you, JP, and Katie in our thoughts and prayers.

David Ellis

April 6, 2018

We're so sorry to hear of Terry's passing. He was a wonderful mentor and very good friend. I'll miss him. My deepest condolences. David, Tricia, James and William Ellis

Marie Elwood

April 6, 2018

You dad (and husband) was such an incredible mix of warmth, intelligence and "regular-guy" goodness, which was all the more amazing given his impressive achievements in the business world. I worked under him on Marie Callender's at ConAgra and he was the best boss I've ever had: kind-hearted, balanced, patient, thoughtful, wise, wicked smart...and Katie, like you noted in your FB post--"goofy"! How many people can have all those amazing qualities and top them off with a big helping of "fun"? Very very few...your Dad and my brother, Justin, are the only ones that come to mind, honestly! Terry made time for people, and he made them feel like they mattered.

David Cox

April 4, 2018

Terry was a great person and a great friend. I had the pleasure of working with Terry and supporting his team while he was with ConAgra in Omaha. He was a very smart businessman with a kind word for everyone. His sense of humor and personal touch made working in an often times challenging environment fun. He taught me a great deal about marketing, and helped me advance my career at ConAgra. He was also a proud member of the “over 100” golf group that played in and around Omaha (the number refers to our individual average score for 18 holes). He will be greatly missed.