American Veteran 04

Stanley Edward Ellow

November 5, 1940 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old


In Loving Memory of Stanley Edward Ellow (1940 - 2023)

Stan Ellow, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at home on Friday, August 18, 2023, at the age of 82. He was born in Allentown, PA, in 1940, to the late Paul Ellow and Anna Holovatay. Stan's life was a tapestry woven with hard work, love, and a deep appreciation for nature.

Stan's early years were filled with youthful adventures fishing and working on a farm in New Jersey, where he developed a passion for the outdoors. His dedication to hard work was evident from a young age when he delivered milk, embarking on his lifelong journey of connecting with the land.

Graduating from High Bridge High School in 1960, Stan's sense of duty led him to serve in the United States Navy on the USS Randolph during the "Bay of Pigs" invasion in 1962. After his service, he transitioned to a career with New Jersey Power & Light in Dover, NJ, as a Journeyman Electrician.

In 1965, Stan married Sandra “Sandy” Housel, and together they built a family, welcoming their daughters, Kelly and Sheri. Eventually, Stan and Sandy relocated to Johnson, VT. Stan's life took on new dimensions as he became an integral part of the Vermont Electric Co-Op.

Stan's love for the land remained unwavering as he embarked on a journey of hobby farming, raising cows, turkeys, and tending to a bountiful garden. He was a man of craftsmanship, finding joy in building structures and tinkering around the house. His dedication extended beyond his home, as he and Sandy actively contributed to their church, Saint John the Apostle Church, where their music uplifted Sunday Mass for over 25 years.

A true adventurer at heart, Stan reveled in his yearly fishing expeditions, eagerly anticipated gatherings with friends from New Jersey, as well as local and distant companions, for hunting escapades on the West Settlement of Johnson and in Pittsburg, NH. Alongside these pursuits, he found serenity in his cherished camping traditions in Maine with his devoted "crew," and he embarked on an extended cross-country journey, all of which added chapters to his rich tapestry of life.

Stan leaves behind his devoted wife of 58 years, Sandy, his daughters Kelly and her husband Brian Maenpaa of San Francisco, CA, and Sheri, her husband Jason Julian, and their daughters Layla & Nina of Charlton, MA. He is also survived by his brother Paul Ellow, Jr., and his wife Barbara of Ormond Beach, Florida. Stan's legacy lives on through his family and the countless lives he touched with his kindness, dedication, and love for life.

The family wishes to extend their profound appreciation to the exceptional medical professionals at UVMMC and the Lamoille Home Health & Hospice nurses. Their unwavering and unparalleled care during Stan's journey has left an indelible mark on our hearts.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Heart Association.

The wake will be held at the des Groseilliers Funeral Home, 97 Church Street, Hardwick, VT, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 from 5 – 7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church in Morrisville, VT, on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 11am, followed by burial at Lamoille View Cemetery in Johnson, VT.

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August 23, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
desGroseilliers Funeral Home and Cremation Care
97 Church Street PO Box 495
Hardwick, VT 05843

Mass of Christian Burial
August 24, 2023

11:00 AM
Most Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church
315 Brooklyn Street
Morrisville, VT 05843

August 24, 2023

12:00 PM
Lamoille View Cemetery


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