Fred A. Stanley 1922-2018

NEWTON FALLS — Fred Arthur Stanley, 95, of Newton Falls, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Newton Falls.

He was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Windham, in the family farmhouse, to the late Harry Stanley and Grace Waller Stanley.

Fred served his country faithfully under General Patton, Third Infantry in the U.S. Army during World War II. When he came home, he met and married the love of his life, Hazel L. Fenstermaker, on June 6, 1947. They enjoyed 67 years of marriage together until she passed away on Jan. 22, 2015.

He was the postmaster at the Newton Falls Post Office for over 30 years, retiring in May 1983. He and Hazel were dear members of the First Christian Church in Newton Falls for many many years. One of Fred’s greatest joys was singing in the choir with Hazel, while singing God’s Christmas Tree. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club in Newton Falls for over 60 years. Fred loved golfing and even had two holes-in-one. An athletic man, he was an avid sports fan when he was no longer able to participate. A proud Papa, Fred took in many of Grace and Matt’s activities and sporting events. Fred relished gardening, picking berries of all varieties followed by making wine or having Hazel bake pies from those berries, visiting friends in his golf cart, driving his ’62 convertible and enjoying the river.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents; his sweet wife, Hazel; one infant daughter; three sisters, Mildred Martin, Maxine Adolf and Phyllis Garland; and six brothers, Carl, Claude, Roger, Earl, Harold and Robert.

He is survived by one daughter, Diane (Dan) Clements of Shaker Heights; one son, Dale (James Brewer Sr.) of Ravenna; and his three grandchildren, Grace Clements, Matthew Clements and Stephanie Harmon.

Calling hours will be 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at James Funeral Home in Newton Falls. Funeral services will be noon Monday, Aug.13, 2018, at the First Christian Church, 17 North Center St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444, with the Rev. Calvin Mason officiating. Fred will be laid to rest beside Hazel in the Newton Falls Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Fred’s obituary online or to send condolences to the family, visit us at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The First Christian Church of Newton Falls or the American Heart Association.

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