Stanley M. Lapinski, 91, of Chippewa Twp., died peacefully at Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation on Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Born October 29, 1925, in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Stanislaus and Mary (Kopczynska) Lapinski. Stanley was a member of the Chippewa Democratic Club. He loved attending sporting events, especially the Pirates, Penguins, Steelers and Blackhawk High School teams as well as Pymatuning Valley football. He loved to travel, especially bus trips, listening to polka music and cutting grass. In 2002, Stanley received his honorary high school diploma from Beaver Falls High School with a group of World War II veterans. He regularly attended the annual Beaver County Marine Corps birthday ball.
Stanley is survived by his son, Robert Lapinski; daughter, Patti (Larry) Croston; two grandchildren, Lesley Croston and Neal (Danielle) Croston; three great-grandsons, Ryan, Sean and Adam Croston; three sisters-in-law, Georgiana Bercik, Mary (Mike) Hayden and Elizabeth (Richard) Hobart; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 57 years, Susie J. (Bercik) Lapinski; three brothers Thaddeus and John Cholewski and Celestine “Sam” Holewski; and a sister Regina Book.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 7 p.m. in the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp., gabauerfamilyfuneralhomes.com, where prayers will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Monica’s Chippewa. Father Bill Schwartz will officiate. A rosary will be recited on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Veterans Honor Guard will meet at the cemetery at 11 a.m. to conduct full military honors.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 3rd floor nursing staff at Heritage Valley Beaver and the nurses, aides and therapists at Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation, South Beaver Twp.
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My condolences. I remember how Stanley was working I our barn and I fell into a pen with a mother pig and babies. I was probably about five at the time. Just in time Stanley was able to reach over the pen and pull me out before that angry Momma could take a bite. I have a scar under my nose where I hit the feeding trough! Glad to hear he had enjoyed some traveling. I remember my mom telling of the dances the Lapinski family had in their barn on 37th st. Lots of polkas.
Dear Lapinski family, So sorry for your loss. The memories came flooding back when I read your Dad's name. So many good times digging, cutting grass etc up at St. Mary's. I shot my first rifle at your farm... and learned to ride there too! I will remember your Dad with a smile telling the story of Fr. Chips sneezing and falling backwards into a "hole". I'm glad he and my Dad are together again... probably complaining that the new guys are digging "all wrong"! Warm prayers of strength for your family. Joe Corcoran
First of all I would like to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your wife, mother and grandmother. You do not know me but Mary and Joanne were next door neighbors of my grandparents Frank and Matilda Dallas on 6th avenue. My parents Nancy and Frank Pavlinch lived with my grandparents until I was 2. Mary & Joanne took me for rides in my stroller and Mom remained friends after their parents moved to Morado. Mom would take my Grandmother to see Teresa. I remember writing Mom's Christmas cards for her and writing one to Platz . God Bless all of you as you get through this difficult time,
Rest In Peace Uncle Tom, we have many fond memories of you, you were such a character, we will always think of you in laughter,my children loved seeing their "great-uncle" they too will cherish their memories! Love from us here in Wooster Ohio...Rusty, Susan, Rick, Randy and families, so very sorry for your loss, i know how proud your Dad was of all of you!
Rest in peace my love and one day I'll meet you there! All my love! Wanda you have my sympathy Susan and Rusty.
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers to you & your family
So very sorry to hear about the loss of your father.... hugs and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time
God rest your soul cousin. You are now with the family that has gone on before you. We'll be along shortly♡