Stanley V. Mucha, born December 3, 1931, peacefully passed into eternal life on July 14, 2020 in Surprise, AZ. Devoted husband of Maryann Mucha (nee Vojtesak), loving son of Sophie (Skopek) and Vincent Mucha. Caring father of Kathleen (Mark Renfree), Donna Mucha Betsanes (Lee Morris, Jr.), and Greg (Pamela Strum). Fun-loving Grandpa and Papa to Michael, Matthew (wife Angela), Elizabeth, Jordan, Alex and Nathan. Beloved brother of Edward Mucha and Sr. Carol Ann Mucha, RSM.
Stan was a hard-working man of principle, a proud veteran, spirited volunteer, forever comfortable in his role as patriarch and life of the party.
Stan served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 through 1955 aboard the USS Midway during the Korean War. He demonstrated his pride in his military service through visits to the USS Midway Museum and participation in an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
After his military service, Stan built a life-long career in the Graphic Arts industry. He began as a journeyman cameraman and progressed through several executive positions, retiring in 1993 as President of the Chicago Local 458-3M Graphic Communications International Union. Throughout his career, Stan offered his help as a participating board member to several affiliated organizations. In 1993, Stan was appointed by Illinois Governor James Edgar to the Board of Review, Division of Unemployment, where he worked until 1999.
Stan was an avid volunteer throughout his life. One of his favorite activities for the past 19 years was calling Bingo at the Elks Club Lodge #2559. He participated in the American Legion Carl Lindberry Post 1009, volunteered for 18 years at Del Webb Hospital, and placed American flags in his home community of Sun Village in celebration of all federal holidays. In his retirement, Stan’s love of golf became a full-time passion alongside his volunteerism. He was a man of faith at his parish in AZ, St. Clare of Assisi, and involved as a 4th Degree Member Knights of Columbus.
Stan’s family and friends have been touched by his joy for life, and he will live on in all of us.
Due to the current gathering restrictions, a Celebration of Life will be held at a date and location to be determined. If you wish to send a memorial donation, please send to Honor Flight Chicago at honorflightchicago.org. Please join Stanley’s family in sharing memories, pictures or videos on his tribute wall at www.caminodelsol.com.
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