Stanley D. Brechtel, Jr., 77, of Ostrander died Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at his home with his wife, children, and granddaughter by his side. He was born to Stanley D. Brechtel, Sr. and Hannah Catherine (Weaver) Brechtel in Columbus, OH, September 28, 1938.
The family moved to Delaware County in 1947 and Stanley graduated from Scioto Valley High School in 1956. As a student, he participated in the Civil Air Patrol and the Civil Air Patrol International Program and was a cadet exchange student to Portugal.
Stanley was a four and a half year veteran of the U.S. Air Force working as a jet engine mechanic. He graduated from the Ohio College of Applied Science in Cincinnati. Stanley also graduated from Franklin University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Management.
He retired from The Ohio State University as a carpenter/maintenance specialist.
Continuous learning was paramount to Stanley as he always strove to learn new things. His last advice to his children was to, “Always keep learning. Learn as much as you can.”
Stanley was an avid wood worker in all phases of woodworking, cabinet making, trim carpentry, and lathe work. He donated many handcrafted toys to auctions benefiting children in need, as well as organizations feeding the homeless.
He was an avid OSU football and basketball fan, as well as a fan of Bluegrass music. Stanley was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge. He was past master of Ostrander 594 and past master of Hiram 18. He was past Illustrious Master of Sidney Moore Council #84 and was a member of Delaware Chapter #54.
Stanley was married to Marie (Dotson) Brechtel for 41 years. They had a son Jason and a daughter Danielle Jumper (Mike) and one granddaughter Evelyse, whom he adored. His brother Leland (Linda) lives in Arizona and he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made in Stan’s name to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 1, from 2-4PM at Robinson Funeral Home. A Masonic Service will be held on Sunday at 4:00PM at the funeral home following visitation.
The funeral Service will be Monday, November 2, beginning at 11:00AM at Robinson Funeral Home with Pastor Wayne Engle officiating.
Burial will follow the service at Fairview Cemetery in Ostrander where full military honors will be presented by the Delaware County Veterans Association.
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