Obituary of Stanley E. Sloan
Stanley E. Sloan (Capt., USN) 100+ years old, passed peacefully at his home on Sunday, April 16, in the presence of his loving family.
His passage into the next phase of his extraordinary life was peaceful and dignified, surrounded by his loving family: children, Shery Sloan Wyneken (her husband, Mike and her son, Matt), Janet Sloan Goldman (and her husband, George) and Mike Sloan.
He leaves behind many beautiful grandchildren: Matthew Kase, Michael Kase and his wife, Cristie, Connor Sloan and Kelsey Sloan.
His remarkable life was filled with excellence. He grew up in Mission, Texas where he met his beloved wife of 73 years, Alys Lorayne. They remained married and deeply in love and were only parted by her passing. He now joins her in eternal peace and a love that transcends the living realm.
His flying career began with crop-dusters in Texas. He joined the Navy flight program and quickly rose through the ranks. He flew planes off of many aircraft carriers: the USS Midway, the USS Kearsarge and the USS Ticonderoga, to name a few. He received command of his own ship during the Vietnam war, the USS Cacapon. After his tour, his ship received the highest honor from the U.S. Navy, The Big E, to honor his excellence as its Captain.
He retired in 1969 but that was not the end of an illustrious career. He then went back to school at the University of California, Long Beach and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, where he received a Master’s Degree in Education. He taught Math at Longfellow Intermediate School in McLean, Virginia for 26 years and was loved by staff and students alike.
He and Alys Lorayne moved to Tucson, Arizona to join their daughters and their famiies. He lived in a beautiful home for 28 years. After the death of Alys Lorayne, he moved to Villa Hermosa where he was beloved by the staff and residents and lived there until his passing.
Everyone who met him loved him and counted him as a friend. Such was his character: loving, generous, forgiving, and fun-loving.
He was a truly remarkable man.