Long time Aberdeen resident Stanley Joseph Antich went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 8, 2014, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital. He was 97. Stan was born December 11, 1916, in Aberdeen, Washington, to August and Antonette Antich. He was raised in Aberdeen, graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1934, and attended Grays Harbor Business College.
In 1938, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He proudly served as a First Sargent in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Stan participated in the capture and occupation of Saipan, Tinian and Okinawa.
On October 25, 1946, Stan married the love of his life, Bonnie Carey in Centralia, Washington. She survives him at the family home.
They owned the Union 76 Service Station and also the Carey Motel in Aberdeen. He retired from Ellison Pontiac in 1981.
Stan was a long time member of the Aberdeen Lions Club and attended the Light and Life Community Church in Hoquiam Washington. After retiring he enjoyed volunteering at the Feed the Hungry Program, the local Food Bank and many other service projects.
In addition to his loving wife of 67 years, Bonnie, he is also survived by his son, Jim (Cindy) Antich of Scottsdale, Arizona; and his daughter, Kathy (Dennis) Pirch of Payson, Arizona; six grandsons, Jim (Deborah), Brian, Jeff and Kevin Antich, Clifford (Alicia) and Christopher (Katie) Pirch; seven great grandchildren, Elena and Alex Antich, Kailee, Kassidy, Adeline, Emery and Sadie Pirch.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Albert and his twin brother, Edward.
A celebration of his life will be held at 4 p.m., Saturday, February 15, 2014, at Light and Life Community Church, located at 2740 Simpson Ave., Hoquiam.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United States Marine Corp Wounded Warrior Regiment Attn: Charitable Giving Coordinator, 1998 Hill Avenue, Quantico, VA 22134.
To sign the online book of memories please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen.