Stanley D. Thrift Jr., technician, dies at 54

Stanley D. Thrift Jr., a retired maintenance technician, died Friday of undetermined causes at Comemaugh Memorial Medical Center in Johnstown, Pa. He was 54.

The results of an autopsy are pending, family members said.

The son of an electrician and a school aide, Stanley David Thrift Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Hampden. He attended Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. Thrift briefly served in the Army in 1977 until being honorably discharged. He worked as a maintenance technician for Procter & Gamble, and later for Provident Bank, from which he retired on a medical disability several years ago.

The Grantsville resident was an inveterate Ravens fan and enjoyed playing pool, fishing and spending time with his family.

"He was our favorite uncle and was one to always make everyone laugh," said a niece, Brandy L. Grace of Red Lion, Pa. "He was always good for giving noogies, tickling family children and joking around."

Services for Mr. Thrift will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, 3631 Falls Road, Hampden.

Mr. Thrift is survived by his wife of five years, the former Sandra Strawser; a son, Ryan Ganoe of Parkville; a daughter, Courtney Wright of Baltimore; a stepson, Lee George of Oakland; a stepdaughter, Jennifer George of Cleveland; his mother, Lorretta Thrift of Hampden; a brother, Barry Thrift of Oakland; and four sisters, Terry Thrift of Baltimore, Marsha Hudson of Yoe, Pa., Debbie Maxwell of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and Donna Schemm of Stewartstown, Pa.

—Frederick N. Rasmussen


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