On Saturday, December 12, 2020 our beloved husband, father, brother and respected friend, Stanley Liedel, passed away after a long and courageous battle with multiple myeloma with his loving wife of 43 years, Kathleen and devoted son, Kevin at his side.
From the time he was born on June 9, 1943 in Philadelphia to his passing, Stan viewed life as a great adventure. Some of those adventures included Roy Rogers singing to him as a young boy, fishing daily alone with just a twig and string, sharing a smoke out back of a dance hall with a then-unknown Dick Clark, downing a beer with George Thorogood at the Stone Balloon, and sailing the seven seas as a merchant seaman for Sun Oil.
In 1966, he was drafted into the U.S. Army to serve in the Vietnam War, where he rose to the class of Sergeant E-5, drove a tank, and earned a Purple Heart. After being honorably discharged, Stan returned home to New Jersey to begin work as a carpenter apprentice, constructing homes from the ground up. It was here that he discovered his passion for woodworking. He had an uncanny talent for creating art from wood, and filled his home (and the homes of others) with unique and awe-inspiring artisanal pieces.
Stan enjoyed a career in the lumber business that spanned over four decades. He never viewed his job as work, but as a pleasure, making countless friends with everyone along the way. His greatest pleasure in life was spending time in the OBX and sharing a good cup of coffee with friends.
Stan is predeceased by his mother, Anna Wilson Baumann, father Francis Cornelius Liedel, sisters Phyllis Greenwood and Donna Babicky, and brother Francis Liedel. He leaves behind to cherish his memory a very large and loving family including his furry companion Belle, and many friends who will miss him.
The family wishes to express gratitude to the dedicated staff at Helen Graham Cancer Center for their care and compassion toward Stan. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Stan’s name to Wounded Warrior Project at https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org.
Because of Covid-19, burial will be private.
“Fishing is a discipline in the equality of men – for all men are equal before fish.”