He was born August 11, 1934, in Ambridge, Pa., to the late Albert and Frances Navalance Krol. A lifelong resident of Ambridge, Stan was a member of the Good Samaritan Catholic Church and the PNA in Ambridge, and was involved with AYA baseball, coaching his sons, and later in life helped his son Joe coach his grandson’s baseball team. A veteran of the United States Army, Stanley retired from the Ambridge Post Office with 33 years of service. His passion was spending time with his family and especially with his grandchildren. Stanley also enjoyed golfing and bowling with his brothers.
Preceding him in death were three brothers and sisters-in-law, Andy (Ann) Krol, William (Irene) Krol and Tony Krol; sisters, Clara Krol and Ruth Ann Levato; nieces, Lorraine and Elaine Krol; nephew, Tony Krol Jr.; brothers-in-law, Ferd Thull and Jim Iorio, and a sister-in-law, Eleanor (Tootie) Leo.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Rita Leo Krol; four children, Rhonda (Ed) Rowan, Joseph (Stacey) Krol, Jeffery (Sue) Krol and John (Cary) Krol; eleven grandchildren, Selena (Brett) Mazine, Sarah (Joe) DiCicco, Stephanie (Chris) Bologna, Cydney, EJ, Riley, Veronica, Mathew, Zachary, Madelyn and Savannah; one great-grandchild, Lena DiCicco, and another due in April; one brother, Steve “Chippy” (Loretta) Krol; brothers-in-law, Don Levato and Albert Leo; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill (Sue) Leo; sisters-in-law, Ann Krol, Helen Thull and Dorothy Iorio, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff on the 4th floor North at the Southwestern Veterans Center, Seven Oaks Hospice, and the Veterans Hospital for their compassion and care.
Friends will be received on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549). A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. at Good Samaritan Church, 725 Glenwood Ave., Ambridge. Interment will follow in Good Samaritan Cemetery, Fair Oaks.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Southwestern Veterans Center or Good Samaritan Church.