Paul Edward Stanton

May 15, 1936 - June 23, 2022
Paul Edward Stanton
Trying to catch a goldfish with my hands seems impossible. Clever, slippery, and difficult to resist gazing upon its charm. Let your FAITH be bigger than your FEARS….
Born an only child to Lucille Irene Bower Stanton and Harold Edward Stanton, May 15, 1936, in Euclid Ohio. Paul Edward Stanton followed his father and grandfather by joining the army after graduating high school. Paul married Audrey Faye Hewett shortly after an honorable discharge and became a father 9 months later to his first born, a son, Daniel, then 12 months later a daughter, Debra, and finally, 14 months later, a second daughter, Diane.
As a family man, he worked with his father in Stanrad Radio & TV. There are memories of family vacations and family events that formed a strong foundation for the 3-Ds.
Taking over the restaurant and bar business shook up the family. Paul was able to live life on his terms the way he wanted and did so as he relocated from Ohio to Tarpon Springs, Florida closer to where his parents lived. Meeting and marrying his soul mate, Marge, happened in 1977.
Paul enjoyed Nascar and was a fan of Dale Earnheart. He loved to drive FAST and was elated driving his 1973 Porsche a few laps on the Daytona Raceway.
He enjoyed people and people enjoyed him. A good game of Backgammon created a real connection with anyone who would take on his challenge. This gruff yet kind-hearted individual had a soft spot for the animals until his passing on June 23, 2022.
Paul had a will to live and spoke of reaching 100 years old. If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans…..

Services will be held privately at a later date.


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  • July 01, 2022
    Julie Ward says:
    Rest in Peace. May God's comfort and grace be poured out on all who held you dear.

  • July 01, 2022
    Laurie Lubsen says:
    Your dad was a character who made a lasting impression with his youthful enthusiasm and friendly and gregarious nature. He did seem to love horses and meeting riding friends. I am so glad our paths crossed. Big hugs and lots of love to the whole family!

  • June 30, 2022
    Pam Promisel says:
    Diane, We so enjoyed your dad and love knowing he had fond memories with the “fillies.” I am sending you and your family hugs. It is so tough losing a parent.

  • June 30, 2022
    Kim Yotko says:
    Diane, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I enjoyed his fun, charming personality. It was a privilege to have him visit us all at Fox Meadow. I remember the fun we had all trying to take pictures. May he rest in peace.

  • June 30, 2022
    Diane Hale says:
    I am saddened by my Dad's passing on June 23. He really enjoyed time at Fox Meadow Farm when he visited, and really enjoyed meeting my friends. Spending time with some of you at my 50th birthday ride surprise was wonderful, and he often talked about that and always asked about how everyone was doing. The "3 generation" ride at Manassas Battlefield had us all laughing and enjoying family and good friends. At Meredith's wedding, he once again visited with some of the follies and got to dance with Janice! Boy, he really talked about that, and he definitely had an extra spring in his step! Luckily, we recently had a big family get-together in New Hampshire, where my brother lives, so he was able to see lots of family recently. Visiting family was definitely a favorite time for Dad. He was very proud of all his kids and grandkids. He liked to say we would call my son Dr. Hale when Eddie earned his PHD (we still call him Eddie). Dad made it to graduations, weddings, and family get-togethers when he could. On a trip home from a VT graduation, he rode home with his grandson John. I think this was the most fun a 4-hour trip could be because he loved to talk about telling John he did not have to turn down the music and, in fact, turn it up! I am thankful to all who were a part of my dad's life and wanted to let you know it made him so happy. He was unfortunately really declining fast these last couple of years, and even more so this last month. He always talked about how he never wanted to "linger" so I take comfort that at least he got this wish. I will think of him often. He was stubborn and could definitely be a pain in the a$$, but he was outgoing and friendly and loved talking to people and doing things his way.

  • June 30, 2022
    Debby says:
    Your blood runs through my body, your memory through my brain & your love through my heart. I miss you already. RIP Dad (love always, your nagging daughter)

  • June 29, 2022
    Clifford Semler says:
    He was a Character ,He did it His way He will be missed