Stanley Arthur Stickles, 85, of Raccoon Township returned to his one eternal love, Mary Ann Diaddigo Stickles on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. They traveled this world together for over 57 years, and now, after almost 7 years without her, he has taken his leave to go and explore the final destination with her. He met Mary Ann while attending Aliquippa High School, where she honestly was not impressed with his bad boy image at first. Thankfully, he grew on her and after he returned home from the U.S. Navy, they were married on September 22, 1960.
After 30 years, to the day, in the LTV Aliquippa Mill, he retired. Realizing that Mary Ann would bury him in the backyard if he was home every day and night, he went to work for the Pennsylvania Department of Fish and Game. Always an avid outdoorsman, he was constantly traveling. He and Mary Ann traveled all over the world; visiting places all over America as well as in Canada, Central America, Europe, and Asia. He enjoyed visiting and spending time with family and many friends. To most everyone, especially the kids in the local Boy Scout Troop and Explorer Post, he was simply “Boss”.
Stanley was the oldest son of the late Allen and Ruby Stickles. He was preceded in death by his loving little brother Robert Stickles. He is survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Celinda, and Steven and Bobbie Jo; his 7 grandchildren, Kenaniah, Nicolette, Corielle, Leysha, Josiah, Jeremiah and Daryel; and all of the now grown men and women who came into his life during his 30+ years in scouting. It would take pages to list all of you, but please know he loved each and every one of you like a son or daughter and you were, and always will be, our brothers and sisters.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 11, 2024 (yes, we know it’s the Super Bowl and we apologize) from 12:00 noon until 4:00 p.m. at Huntsman Funeral Home in Aliquippa. The Beaver County Special Unit will conduct Military Honors on Monday, February 12, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Huntsman Funeral Home in Aliquippa followed by a brunch reception at The Fez. A Private burial will be held at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Chi thu air an taobh eile pops.