Stanford A. (“Stan”) Weiner died August 21, 2012 at the age of 93. He was born in Chicago on May 17, 1919.
His father, Albert Weiner and mother, Ruth Weiner moved to Mason City, Iowa in 1926 where they began the family business in the periodical distribution industry.
After Stanford had a bout with asthma, a doctor suggested the family move to Texas. Their Texas heritage began in Galveston in 1928, and continued in San Antonio with Weiner News Co in 1930.
In 1936, Stanford graduated in the first graduating class at Thomas Jefferson High School. He had a passion for ROTC and pranks, which often were in conflict.
After attending the University of Texas he joined the Coast Guard during WWII. Although he longed to be an accountant, he remained in the family periodical business for 79 years.
He had a love for strays and frequently took in dozens of cats, which was often in conflict with his neighbors.
The family attributes his long life to his sense of humor and his fervor for exercise.
His desire was to die at home. His family is grateful to the many caregivers who made this possible.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Weiner and Ruth Weiner Grover, and his wife of 27 years Selma Weiner.
He is survived by sons Brian Weiner and wife Tina, Gordon Weiner and wife Mary and daughters Susan Cook and Melissa Weiner; grandchildren Daniel Weiner and wife Paige, Ellyce Kimmelman and husband Gil, Allison Cook, Russell Cook, Lucas Weiner, Nicholas Weiner and great-grandchildren Channah, Asher and Jaiden Kimmelman.
AUGUST 26, 2012
TEMPLE BETH-EL CEMETERY
1350 CROCKETT STREET
(SE CORNER OF N PALMETTO
AND EAST CROCKETT)
Rabbi Barry H. D. Block officiating.
A celebration of his life will follow at Temple Beth-El at 211 Belknap Place.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018; Assistance Dogs of the West, P.O. Box 31027, Santa Fe, NM 87594 or a charity of your choice.
Born: May 17, 1919
Place of Birth: Chicago, IL
Death: August 21, 2012
Place of Death: San Antonio, TX
Memorial donations may be made to:
Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018
Assistance Dogs of the West, P. O. Box 31027, Santa Fe, NM 87594
or, a charity of your choice
This memorial provided by:
Porter Loring Mortuary