Stanley Dziuban Sr. Obituary
 
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Stanley W. Dziuban Sr.

August 4, 1914 - October 25, 2011
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Obituary Stanley Walter Dziuban, 97, died October 25, 2011. He was born in Yonkers, NY on August 4, 1914. Stan grew up in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Yonkers HS in 1930, spent one (Great Depression) year at nearby NYU, and then three years of NYC office work and an unsuccessful search for a congressional appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. He enlisted as an Army private and won entry to West Point in 1935 as the highest scoring competitor nationwide. He was top honor cadet for all four years and was given a commission in 1939 in the Engineer Corps with a station at Schofield Barracks HI. During graduation leave as equitation...
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Stanley Walter Dziuban, 97, died October 25, 2011. He was born in Yonkers, NY on August 4, 1914.

Stan grew up in Yonkers, NY, graduated from Yonkers HS in 1930, spent one (Great Depression) year at nearby NYU, and then three years of NYC office work and an unsuccessful search for a congressional appointment to the U.S. Military Academy. He enlisted as an Army private and won entry to West Point in 1935 as the highest scoring competitor nationwide. He was top honor cadet for all four years and was given a commission in 1939 in the Engineer Corps with a station at Schofield Barracks HI. During graduation leave as equitation instructor at a NH girls' camp, Stan wooed BettyAnn Lane of the camp staff. They wed on October 14 and sailed to a Honolulu Aloha Tower welcome.

After the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack, Stan was transferred and fought in Algeria, Sicily, Italy, So. France, and Germany. His Pentagon duty after V-E day permitted the birth of four "baby boomer" sons. In 1954-1957 the family moved to Spain and then Germany, for duty there and the birth in Madrid of Maria, with mental disability. Subsequent varied duties in the U.S. until his retirement in 1964 rounded out 30 years of service.

During his sons' college years, Stan started a second career: as a VP for construction management for Eastern Airlines, then for the Intercontinental Hotels Corp. subsidiary of American Airways, and then for Canadian Pacific Hotels Ltd (in Toronto), finally retiring in 1979.

As Maria reached school age (but ever remaining at a mental age of six), Stan began devoting major extracurricular effort to assuring the availability of suitable education and training programs for her, and to advocating for the mentally disabled community. Stan made major contributions to this community for over five decades.

Finally retired, Stan, BettyAnn, and Maria moved to Southern California. Stan added various other volunteer activities, mainly at the parish church or nursing facilities, still managing to continue to travel widely, at home and abroad, with BettyAnn. Her battle with Alzheimer's meant ten years of care-providing by Stan until her death in 1995. Stan stayed continuously busy with volunteer activities until the last weeks of his life.

Stan is survived by: children Stanley Jr., Robert, Stephen, Richard, and Maria; nieces Regina Nellor, Kathryn Rollins, Susan Nellor, and Jan McNally; grandchildren Gabriel, William, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Deirdre, Eric, Sarah Carr, Elaine Poore, and Nicole; great grandchildren Austin, Grace Carr, and Olivia Carr. Stan was preceded in death by his wife BettyAnn, brother Thaddeus, and sister Regina Nellor.

Diplomas: MA, MS, PhD, PE, National War College, Army-Navy Staff College.

Awards: Legion of Merit, Soldier's Medal, Bronze Star w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Army Commendation, Parachutist, and nine service medals and badges.

Author: Military Relations Between the U.S. and Canada, 1939-1945, a volume of the official U.S. ARMY IN WORLD WAR II series; about twenty periodical articles.

Memorial Mass at Mission Basilica, San Juan Capistrano, on November 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Memorial Mass and Interment at U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, on November 18, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

Family and friends are invited to share their thoughts and remembrances of Stanley at the West Point Association of Graduates eulogy website:
http://defender.west-point.org/service/eulogies.mhtml?u=11335

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Father Serra's Pantry, 31611 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675.


Arrangements under the direction of Funeraria del Angel MacDougall Family Mortuary, Santa Ana, CA.

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