Stanley J. Halerz, 72, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at UPMC Altoona.
He was born in Chicago, Ill., son of the late John S. and Anna J. (Klisiewicz) Halerz. He was twice married, first to Madelyn Jane Hample, who died in 2000, and then to Anna May Stoy, on Jan. 22, 2005, at Berkley Springs, Md.
Surviving are his wife, Anna May; his mother, Ann; a daughter, Michelle (Donato II) Lattieri; five stepchildren: Dawn Brunner, David (Kelly Jo) Brunner, Scott (Summer) Brunner, Mark (Kelly) Brunner and James Brunner; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; a sister, Carol Werkmeister; and a brother, Edward “Ed” (Sandy).
He was preceded in death by his brother, John.
Stan served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam era as an airplane mechanic. He retired from the Internal Revenue Service.
Stan was a member of Bavarian Aid Society, Swiss Rifle Club, Bernard A. Good Post 8685 Fort Apache VFW, Juniata, and Bellwood Eagles. He was previously a board member of American Pride Credit Union. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood and had previously served as treasurer. He was a member of a hunting and fishing camp known as Camp 6.
Stan enjoyed fishing, traveling and going to shows and Dollywood.
A committal service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery, Altoona, by Pastor Ralph Hamer, immediately followed by a celebration of life at the Bavarian Hall, Altoona.