C. Stanley Hess Jr.85, WWII paratrooper, Pleasant View resident

By on June 24, 2011

C. Stanley Hess Jr., 85, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Monday, June 13, 2011 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, where he had been residing for the last two years.

Born May 9, 1926 in Lancaster, he was the son of the late C. Stanley and Mary (Brubaker) Hess Sr. He was married to Wiona J.A. (Kline) Hess on Oct. 7, 1946. She died Jan. 17, 2009.

A veteran of World War II, Stan proudly served with the U.S. Army as a paratrooper. He retired from Armstrong World Industries in Lancaster after 30 years of service.

Stan enjoyed collecting. Some of his collection included whiskey decanters, Winross trucks, milk bottles, stamps and multiple beer paraphernalia. He belonged to the Mountainside Hunting Club of Tioga County, the NRA and the Lancaster Hiking Club.

He will be lovingly missed by two sisters: Josephine, wife of Thomas S. Blandford, of Vienna, Va.; and Johanna Krause, of Lancaster; two nieces: Barbara Blandford, of Lawrenceville, N.J.; and Janet Blandford, of Vienna, Va.; three nephews: Neil Blandford, of Albuquerque, N.M.; Jeffrey Wagner, of Conestoga; and Joey Wagner, of Lancaster; as well as his extended family and caring friends.

A celebration of Stan’s life will be held at Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road in Millersville, June 25 at 10 a.m. Private interment took place in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to visit with the family at Scheid’s on Saturday between 9 and 10.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial donations can be made in Stan’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

To send online condolences to the family, visit scheidfuneralhome.com.

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