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Stanley Giermanski, 101, formerly of Mount Jackson passed away the morning of January 13, 2017 at the Avalon Nursing Center.
Stanley was born March 28, 1915 in McKees Rocks. He was the son of the late Felix and Catherine Dzon Giermanski. Stanley was married to the late Margaret M. Servick. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2011. They were married for 68 wonderful years. Stanley was Roman Catholic and attended Mary Mother of Hope Parish.
Following graduation, Stanley enlisted in the United States Army on October 3, 1942 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was a member of the 490th Field Artillery, earning the rank of T-5. Mr. Giermanski also was a member of the Military Police, worked as an Automotive Mechanic, and light Truck Driver. Stanley operated various types of military vehicles transporting personal, supplies and equipment. He was involved in battles in Central Europe, Rhineland, and Ardennes. Stanley received many decorations and citations, among them were the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with three bronze stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Giermanski was honorably discharged on October 22, 1945 at Unit B Separation Center, Indiantown Gap.
Mr. Giermanski retired after 37 years of service as a block maker at the former Carbon Concrete Brick Company, Hillsville, PA. Stanley was a life member of the Kasimir Pulaski Club. He enjoyed gardening, watching local sports teams, and was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Stanley also enjoyed working and hunting small game on his farm in Mt. Jackson.
Stanley is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin P. (Patricia) Germanski of Mt. Jackson, and Stanley G. (Brenda) Germanski of Bessemer; brother, Carl (Norma) Germanski of New Castle; two sisters, Virginia Greenlaw of New Jersey, and Bertha Sperdute of Mt. Jackson; three grandchildren, Carey J. Noble of Bessemer, Brent R. (Sherrie) Germanski of Murrells Inlet, SC, and Brad M. Germanski of Bessemer; and his great-grandson, Garrett Noble of Bessemer.
In addition to his parents and wife Margaret, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Louis Giermanski; seven sisters, Sophie Bok, Frances Maricone, Stella Martello, Helen Stram, Rose Przybylski, Wanda Biedka, and Mary Leckwart.
Calling hours are 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Noga Funeral Home Inc. 1142 S. Mill Street, New Castle. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform full military honors for Stanley at 6 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family is asking to meet at Mary Mother of Hope Parish, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The Rev. Frank D. Almade, Pastor of Mary Mother of Hope Parish will officiate. Burial will take place at Madonna Cemetery.