In Memory

Stan Dowling

Stan Dowling

April 19, 1944 - September 11, 2018

Stan, known as Deke by his friends, survived several bouts of pneumonia during the last year of his life which left him weakened and his lungs challenged and susceptible.  It is presumed at this time that pneumonia was responsible for his passing.

A memorial service will be held for Stan on Sunday, November 4, at 2:00 in the Soquel Glen Mobile Home Park clubhouse located near the park entrance.  The park's address is 5470 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073.

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09/18/18 02:56 AM #1    

Virginia Small (Chambers)

Dear Stan, You were missed on Saturday at our 56th reunion and you will be missed in the future...  So glad you came to so many of our reunions...  It was a pleasure knowing you.  Am praying that God will comfort your family and all of us who knew you.  Love, Ginni

09/18/18 09:30 AM #2    

Eric Miller

Really loved Stan! He was always one of my most favorite buddies. You will be missed my friend by everyone who knew you. RIP.....

09/18/18 10:05 AM #3    

George Bray

Wow!  What a shock.  Stan and I have communicated through the LAHS website several times over the past few years.  He was considering relocation to Arizona.  My favorite memory of Deke was when he and John McCormick "launched" John's scooter over a berm at the bottom of my driveway resulting in no injury to Deke, but a scar for John, visible to this day!  Rest in peace, Deke!

09/18/18 06:14 PM #4    

Monique Rabier (Moss)

My deepest sympathy to Stan's family for their loss.  Regards, Monique


09/19/18 08:04 AM #5    

Mark Young

Wow! That's a tough one to get my thoughts around. When I was discharged from the Army in '70, my first thought was to get my pooch out of storage and head for Los Altos. Of course, I had no money, no job and no place to live. Stan was so kind to let the two of us stay at his house until I put things back together. That's the type of friendship one never forgets. I'm so thankful I was able to see him at the 55th. Once again Stan, thank you for your kindness. I will miss you.


09/21/18 11:16 AM #6    

Ernie Conrad

Will miss Stan; he had a great laugh!  A good time w Stan @ 55th   RIP

09/24/18 07:25 AM #7    

Phillip Evans

"Deke", Starting about the sixth grade, we became "next door" neighbors.  Being new to Los Altos, you surely made me feel at home in my new surroundings!  Your cheerful disposition was greatly appreciated by me as well as you other fiends.

I definitely will not forget you.  Perhaps, when my time on the planet is up you will be my "official greeter"?  

Thanks, Stan

Phil Evans,  (Your former Playmate, now of Roseburg, OR)


09/25/18 01:26 PM #8    

Susan Mack (Sugden)

     I didn't know Stan well, but could tell from his profile that he had a wonderful sense of humor & shared it with many of his friends & family. I'm certain he will be remembered as a positive influence & spirit to all who were close.  Happy memories to hold for his family & close friends.   Sincerely, Sue




11/04/18 01:38 AM #9    

Virginia Small (Chambers)

I was so hoping to be able to attend the memorial service tomorrow for Stan... but my husband is complaining of an earache tonight and I can't figure out a way to be there... will be there in spirit...  Stan was a great guy and we'll miss him...  Ginni

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