Stan was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Sept.14, 1923.
He specialized in Chemistry in a technical high school, but did not finish the course so that could get a job. After seven months employment at Chrysler of Canada I got my draft call and went into the army. Following advanced infantry training Stan went overseas where after a short period of further training he was assigned to the Perth Regiment of Canada . He fought in all the regiment's battles in Italy except one, at which time I was in hospital recovering from wounds incurred in the Gothic Line.
On Jan.10 Stan sustained a leg injury in carrying a wounded buddy out of a listening post knocked out by the enemy and ended up in a hospital in Rome where he stayed up to Mar.17, 1945. Stan was discharged from the service Mar. 26, 1946 and went back to his job at Chrysler where he worked four years until he went into a partnership in an electroplating business with a brother and brother-in-law. After 32 years in the business they sold the company to an American firm out of Buffalo, who retained Stan in his position as plant chemist.
Since retirement, in 1988, Stan has been busy writing technical articles, military memoirs and essays, plus miscellaneous other types of writing. A series of these articles can be found in the section called Stan's Corner. Some links are provided here:
- Basic Facts in Metal Cleaning
- Laboratory vs. Production Cleaning Tests
- Stan's Company
- Stan's Glossary of Terminology
- Testing Methods and Variables