WOOSTER — Stanley James Carmean, 85, of Wooster, passed away
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at The Ohio State University Ross Heart
Hospital in Columbus. He was born July 27, 1928, in Ada, the son of
Stanley Guy and Olive Kephart Carmean. He married Shirley Best on Dec.
19, 1954, and she survives.
Stanley graduated from The Ohio
State Highway Patrol Academy 30th graduating Class in 1950. He retired
as a Staff Lt. from the Ohio Highway Patrol in 1980 after 30 years. He
had served as Post Commander in Wooster and a Staff Lt. at General
Headquarters in Columbus.
He was a member of the Wooster
United Methodist Church, member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a life
time member of the American Legion, and the U. S. Navy’s First
Operational Helicopter Squadron HU-1 when serving his country on active
duty with the US Navy from 1951-1955 during the Korean War. He loved to
read history books, especially civil war books.
bicycling and took 100 mile bicycle rides (TOSRV), was a ham radio
operator, enjoyed bird watching and had several bird feeders and fed
squirrels but made them work for their food.
He was dearly loved and will be missed by his family.
in addition to his wife, are his children, Sam (Jane Stevenson) Carmean
and Matt Carmean, both of Columbus, Rich (Cindy Kristof) Carmean, of
Munroe Falls, and Margaret (Freddie) Westphal, of North Carolina;
grandchildren, Jennie (Adam) Yoder, James (Stephanie) Carmean, Marta
Csejtey and Scout Westphal; a great-grandson, Jayden Wilson and a
brother, Vaughn (Della) Carmean, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Ann Harrison, Ruth Veeneman and Flo Fisher and a brother Richard Carmean.
will be held at the Wooster United Methodist Church on Tuesday, March
18, 2014 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Black and Patrol Chaplain, Rev.
Philip Hurlbert officiating. Burial will be at the Ohio Western Reserve
National Cemetery in Rittman at 2:30 p.m. There will be no calling
Contributions can be made to the Salvation Army, Wooster Corps, 437 S. Market St., Wooster, OH, 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.