Stanley J. Galant, 76, of Altoona, peacefully passed away of Pulmonary Fibrosis on Wednesday at his residence. He was surrounded by his family. Stanley was born in Altoona, the son of Michael and Cecilia (Kaczor) Galant who preceded him in death.
Stan graduated from Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, Class of 1964.
On May 18, 1968, he was married to his high school sweetheart, Susan Mincin, in Altoona. They shared 55 wonderful years of marriage.
Surviving are his wife, Susan; son, Scott Galant of Altoona; daughter, Sandy Trotter and son-in-law, Stewart Trotter, of Altoona; grandchildren: Olivia Trotter, Madison Trotter and Braden Galant; sister-in-law, Matilda Galant of Massillon, Ohio, and Carol Galant of Chambersburg; nieces, nephews and cousins; and his faithful companion, his dog Maggie.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Michael and Joseph Galant.
Stanley (Stas) loved his Polish heritage and Polka music. He was an amazing musician, playing the accordion and trumpet as well as vocals for his beloved Hallmark Band, bringing joy and happiness to the community for over 40 years.
Stan represented Primerica for more than 40 years, serving his clientele with strong work ethics. He enjoyed meeting with clients and helping them achieve their financial and investing goals with integrity but also with his “down to earth” demeanor.
He was a parishioner of Sacred Heart and a member of the choir for different parishes throughout his years. He also volunteered with his wife making pierogies for St. Stanislaus Kosta Brotherhood. Stan enjoyed landscaping and planting beautiful flowers around his house. He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Stanley served in the United States Coast Guard.
Stan loved his family.
Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 18, 2023, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father L`ubomír J. Strecok . Entombment at Calvary Cemetery.
As a special request in honor of Stanley, the family deeply requests those in attendance wear red and white to the viewing in honor of Stan's proud Polish heritage.
Contributions can be made in Stanley’s memory to pulmonaryfibrosis.org, through the team “Steps For Stan” to allow for further research in a current terminal illness; or Huntingdon County Humane Society, 11371 School House Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652.