EL PASO, TEXAS – Stanley S. Marcus passed away peacefully in El Paso on Jan. 11. He was born on Feb. 3, 1921, in New York City, New York. He is preceded in death by his father Louis Marcus and mother Mamie Marcus; sister Lillian and brothers, Robert and Jerrold.
Stanley received a business degree in 1942 at the college of business of New York. He proudly enlisted in the Army in March 1942 as a Private and fought in the European theater. In 1944, he saw combat in France, Belgium, Holland, Germany and Czechoslovakia. His accomplishments include the Battle of the Bulge as an artilleryman, partook in the liberation of three concentration camps, and the liberation of the City of Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. His awards included four battle stars, Pilsen liberation occupation medal, Czechoslovakian legion of honor and commendations from President Harry Truman. He retired from William Beaumont Army Medical Center in 1947 with 100% disability. He was part of an honor flight in 2014 to Washington, D.C. to honor WWII veterans.
Stanley loved fishing in the Sea of Cortez originally with 25 buddies of five airplanes, but as of 2015, he was last of the Mohicans. He was the commander of Rio Grande Sailing Club and he was a lifelong sailor, owning a 27 ft. Coronado sailboat in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. He also was an avid bridge player, silver life master, skier, bowler, sea diver, and world traveler.
Stanley was the owner from 1953 to retirement in 1986 of Airway Loan Company, Midway Loan Company, and Atlas Loan Company. He had been a member of Temple Mt. Sinai in El Paso, Texas, since 1947. He was a member of the Jewish War Veteran's Temple Mt. Sinai.
He is survived by his present wife Armandina Marcus and stepsons Armando Benjamin Cordova, Samuel Cordova and former wife Nancy C. Marcus, daughter Wendy S. Marcus of Providence, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chabad centers of West Bay, Warwick, Providence, Barrington and/or Brown University.