Donald LeRoy Stanley
Donald LeRoy Stanley
  • November 24, 1936 - November 24, 2017
  • Fresno, California

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Donald LeRoy Stanley, son of Frank and Maude Pearl Stanley was born November 24, 1936 in Los Angeles at home. He enlisted in the Navy and was Honorably discharged December 6, 1962. He was a farmer and plant manager of Christian Bros and then O'Neill Vintners & Distillers.

Don grew up in Kerman and graduated Kerman High School 1954. He married his high school sweetheart Juanita Davis and had two children Mark and Victoria. He received a lifetime achievement award from San Joaquin Valley Wine-growers Association in 2015. His retirement years revolved around his children's sports and grand-children's athletics.

His beloved daughter Victoria Samarin preceded him earlier this year and he joined her in heaven on Friday, November 24, 2017.

He is survived by his wife Juanita; his sister JoAnne Teixeira; his son Mark Stanley and four grandchildren, Christina Carlson, Micah Stanley, Daniel Samarin and Aaron Samarin and one great grandchild Chloe Grace Carlson.

A Funeral Service will be held at CrossCity Church, 2777 E. Nees Ave. in Fresno on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Remembrances may be made to the Poverello House, 412 F St, Fresno, CA 93706.

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.