Stanley Karrs

April 07, 1949 - July 03, 2017

Visitation: Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM & 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Devlin Funeral Home of Cranberry

Service: Friday, 10:00 AM St. Killian Kilian Parish in Cranberry Township


Karrs, Stanley, Age 68, of Pine Township, passed away surrounded by his family on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer.

Beloved husband of Constance (Mac), loving father of Evan (Natalie) and Emily; adored grandfather of Julia and Katelyn Karrs, brother to Darlene Minick and Linda Arcuri, as well as many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Stanley studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and went on to earn professional licenses in five states. His long and distinguished career as an industrial wastewater treatment engineer took him across five continents as he worked to develop new ways to purify the world’s water supply. His many patents in that field will continue to make an impact for years to come.

Stanley was actively involved at St. Kilian Parish, an avid tennis player, and world traveler. Family and friends treasured his supreme gentleness and wry sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

Funeral arrangements are being made by Devlin Funeral Home, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township. Visitation hours are from 1-4 pm and 6-8 pm on Thursday, July 6. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 AM on Friday, July 7 at St. Kilian Parish in Cranberry Township with a luncheon to follow.

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  • Christy Haigh Mills

    Oh Miss Mac, I had no idea! So sorry for your family’s loss of your wonderful husband. My Smokey’s youngest sister just passed away from pancreatic cancer this past December after a year long battle. Very difficult for all, I know. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family.

  • Andrea Krizner

    Connie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure working with Stan at Alcoa Separations and USFilter. I was the receptionist and my memories of Stan are that he was always a very polite, kind person. Please accept my deepest sympathy and may he rest peacefully in God’s kingdom.
    God Bless. Andrea Krizner

  • Jim & Andrea Krizner

    Dear Connie and Family,
    It was always a pleasure to work with Stan. He will be truly missed.
    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    May Stan rest peacefully in God’s kingdom. God Bless.

  • Kathy Hess

    Connie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I’m sure this is the most painful part of your life. I hope that soon we can both find some time to reconnect with each other. You and your family are in my prayers..Love You My Friend!

  • Rayanne Grant

    Connie, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. It was a pleasure working with Stan during the Lancy, Alcoa & U.S. Filter Days.
    He was a true gentleman and had a fantastic quick wit.
    My deepest sympathies – Rayanne Grant

  • Paula Husar Fromm

    Sending my condolences to Stan’s family. I remember him well from junior high and high school(Ken High Class of 1967). He was a really nice guy. So sorry for your loss.

  • Barb Glozik

    My deepest condolences to Stan’s family and friends. I knew Stan in junior high and high school and always thought he was such a good guy.

  • Stephen Lloyd

    From 1983 to 1995, I was the SoCal rep for Lancy. Stan was always the steadying force when things tended to veer out of control during our numerous water purification projects here in the West Coast. When Stan came out here, you knew whatever the drama, it was going to turn out alright! When Stan spoke everybody in the room listened. RIP Buddy!

  • Henrietta L. Mac

    Connie, Evan and Emily,
    There are no words to soften the pain or sorrow you feel. I share it with you. May Stan be at peace and his memories will forever remain in your hearts.
    Love
    Henrietta

  • Kathy (Taracko) Pelczarski &Bob Pelczarski

    Even though we lost touch with Stanley many years ago, we wanted to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Our hearts go out to you and the tremendous loss you must be feeling.

    We will share a fond memory of Stanley from 50 years ago. Bob and I double dated to the senior prom with Stanley and Paulette Cowen. We went to Story Book Forest and Ligonier for the prom picnic. We had such a fun and silly time going through Story Book Forest and trying to fit in the story houses meant for small children (e.g., crooked little man with a crooked little house and the three pigs house). I used to have lots of classes with Stanley in high school and remember seeing him frequently when I was a freshman at Pitt. Truly the nicest guy and very, very smart, but in a quiet way—the words in his obituary “known for his supreme gentleness and his wry sense of humor” perfectly fit Stanley even from our high school days.

    My your sorrow be replaced over time by beautiful memories and comforted by Stanley’s love that lives on in your heart.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Kathy & Bob Pelczarski

  • Jim & JoAnn Ward

    Stan has been a mentor, supervisor, co-worker, and most of all friend for many years, and there will now be a void that cannot be filled. We do however hope to see you again, so rest in peace until then buddy!

 

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