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Stanley C. "Stan" EllspermannNovember 7, 1942 ~ November 18, 2017 (age 75)
It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the death of Stanley C. Ellspermann, 75, of Sewickley, Pennsylvania who passed away peacefully on November 18, 2017. Born November 7, 1942 in Evansville, Indiana, to Charlie and Alma Ellspermann, he lived the last 15 years of his life in Pittsburgh but spent quality time in his earlier years in Evansville, Detroit, Miami, Richmond, and Bethlehem.
Stan was a very passionate man who, in retirement, enjoyed spending time with his loving family, watching his favorite TV shows, sitting in the sun, and even a little bit of golf. He was a dedicated executive in the field of Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Administration and his successful career spanned more than 4 decades. Stan managed people with purpose and pride, contributing to the success of many companies including Ford Motor Company, National Steel, National Intergroup, James River Paper Company and Mack Truck. He led by example, always offering his colleagues a ton of “one-liners” along the way. He worked hard and was nice to people. Throughout the span of his 40-year career, he spent as much time with the custodian as he did with the CEO. He made no distinction, only saying that you should treat everyone the same.
Stan and his five brothers, Randy, John, Gerry, Rick and Ken spent quality time together, regardless of how far apart they lived, especially at their annual golf event known as the “E Cup”.
He cherished his wife Helen Jane of 53 years. Not a day went by without him reminding whoever he was with how much he loved and appreciated his wife. He adored his children and grandchildren and never allowed an opportunity to pass without embracing them and telling them how much he loved them. However far away their education, travel or career took them, he always reminded them to “save me a hug”.
Stan was an extremely loving, loyal and proud family man. His family includes his loving wife Helen J. Ellspermann, his three daughters, Julie M. Alvarez (deceased), Lori A. Schoonmaker (Pete), and Michelle L. Lund (Erik). He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Derrick , Luke, Emma, Eliza, Benjamin, and Lilly, his five younger brothers, as well as his many loving sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and many life-long friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to kind staff at the Allegheny Health Network, Wexford Pavilion and West Penn Hospital for the excellent care they gave to Stan. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Saint Kilian Parish, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
The family will receive friends at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, 238 Crowe Ave, Mars, PA 16046 on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Kilian Parish, 7076 Franklin Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Rev. Charles Bober, pastor, officiaiting. Everyone is asked to please meet at the church. Internment will follow at Holy Savior Cemetery, 4629 Bakerstown Road, Gibsonia, PA 15044. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.