Emil Stanish, 67, died Sunday-June 10, 2018 in Wilmington, NC after a courageous year-long battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.
Emil was born December 5, 1950 in Washington, PA, a son of Margaret Velegdon Stanish Mermon and the late Emil Alexander Stanish.
Emil was a graduate of Burgettstown High School and California University of Pennsylvania. He served in the United States Air Force.
On September 11, 1971 he married Connie Walker of Hickory, PA.
Emil was a teacher and an elementary guidance counselor in the Trinity Area School District, retiring after 30 years of service. He also coached football at Trinity High School and Washington & Jefferson College. After retirement, his greatest joys were spending time with his granddaughters and golfing.
In addition to his wife, he also is survived by his daughters; Kiley Shafer (Wayne) and Karissa Stanish; mother; Margaret Mermon; sisters; Judi Forman (Alan) and Kristine Stanish; granddaughters; Briley, Brinley and Bristol Shafer and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother; John G. Stanish and beloved step-father; Max Mermon.
Friends will be received on Sunday-June 17, 2018 from 1 - 3 and 5 - 8 P.M. in the Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Ave. Washington, S. Timothy Warco, Supervisor/Director, Susan Falvo Warco, Director, S. Timothy Warco II, Director. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 12:00 P.M. on Monday-June 18, 2018 with Pastor Donna Christopher officiating. Interment will follow at 1:30 P.M. in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville. Full military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Edwin Scott Linton Post # 175 and the United States Air Force. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Burgettstown Athletic Scholarship Foundation (BASF), 100 Bavington Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021. The family would like to thank New Hanover and Duke Cancer Centers, and Lower Cape Fear Hospice for the outstanding care they provided. Condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com