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Clarence Stanley

January 01, 2021

Clarence A Stanley, age 65, of Berlin Heights, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at his residence, after a courageous fight with lung cancer, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 16, 1955 in Mansfield and was a lifelong resident of Berlin Heights. Many people knew and loved him because of his many hobbies, including guns, which occupied his Sundays with “gun church”, fast cars and his mechanic skills. Wednesday’s were spent at “Fun Nights” at Norwalk Race Track; he was also known as the “man with the fast blue truck”; along with his Sunday-funday at Gihuly’s Pub in Berlin Heights. He retired from Ford Motor Company, Lorain in 2004 after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Michele (John) Coleff of North Port, FL, Teresa (Steven) Stygles of Toledo, Cheryl Stanley of Berlin Heights, and Roger (Amanda) Stanley of Berlin Heights; eight grandchildren, , Chandler Sorrell, Mackenzie Allgauer, Trenton Knittel, Aaliyah and Justice Daniels, Erica Johnson, Ahren and Maiya Stanley; three great-grandchildren, Maddilyn, Jersey and Blaze Sorrell; numerous nieces and nephews; siblings, Sharon Chicotel of Norwalk and Darryl Stanley of Huron.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Marcia (Kastor) Stanley; his parents, Clarence Sr. and Phyllis (Freeman) Stanley; a sister, Carol “Jeannie” Bowers of Jeffersonville, IN.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Clarence A Stanley, age 65, of Berlin Heights, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at his residence, after a courageous fight with lung cancer, surrounded by his family.

He was born May 16, 1955 in Mansfield and was a lifelong resident of Berlin Heights. Many people knew and loved him because of his many hobbies, including guns, which occupied his Sundays with “gun church”, fast cars and his mechanic skills. Wednesday’s were spent at “Fun Nights” at Norwalk Race Track; he was also known as the “man with the fast blue truck”; along with his Sunday-funday at Gihuly’s Pub in Berlin Heights. He retired from Ford Motor Company, Lorain in 2004 after 30 years of service.
He is survived by his children, Michele (John) Coleff of North Port, FL, Teresa (Steven) Stygles of Toledo, Cheryl Stanley of Berlin Heights, and Roger (Amanda) Stanley of Berlin Heights; eight grandchildren, , Chandler Sorrell, Mackenzie Allgauer, Trenton Knittel, Aaliyah and Justice Daniels, Erica Johnson, Ahren and Maiya Stanley; three great-grandchildren, Maddilyn, Jersey and Blaze Sorrell; numerous nieces and nephews; siblings, Sharon Chicotel of Norwalk and Darryl Stanley of Huron.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 41 years, Marcia (Kastor) Stanley; his parents, Clarence Sr. and Phyllis (Freeman) Stanley; a sister, Carol “Jeannie” Bowers of Jeffersonville, IN.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.

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Colleen Dietrich

Norwalk, OH
January 04, 2021

My first experience with Clarence was my first night tending the bar and he hollered hey new barmaid where do you live? I said I lived in Norwalk and he said cool your driving me home tonight! Needless to say, I drove him home wary Sunday thereafter and we became best buddies. How I will miss my death friend, you are one of a kind. I love you

Beth Pennell

Berlin Heights, OH, USA
January 02, 2021

Oh Clearance, you were way too young to go and will be missed by so many! You were like a gruff old teddy bear that every one loved. I will miss seeing you at the bar and the ball fields and hearing you call Justice and hearing your “loud” conversations! Rest easy!

Kim Hahn

Berlin Heights, OH
January 02, 2021

I remember I seen Clarence and Marcia walking down route 61 by the metro park and I stopped and offered them a ride and Clarence said sure, lol only to drive 100 feet down 61 to the metro park parking lot where their vehicle was We all laughed our butt off he was such a smart ass and that was one of his many enjoyable qualities. God Bless Ya Clarence Thanks for helping my Mom out many many years ago when her car broke down in front of your house and we couldn’t afford to fix it , You fixed it for us and never wanted anything back for it. Your kindness will never be forgotten. Thank You Kim Deehr Hahn