Stan - WA8NKW Memorial

Karol (Stan) Stanley 11/3/35-2/7/15



Karol Stanley, 79, of Syracuse, IN passed away on February 7, 2015 at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL.  He was born on November 3, 1935 in Plainfield, IN to Lowell and Juanita (Newby) Stanley.  On October 19, 1958 he married Sasha Hire who preceded him in 2011.

Retired from Navy Reserve

He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base as a Civilian Contractor and retired from there.

He was a ham radio operator, call letters WA8NKW…he was known to his fellow ham radio operators as Stan.

He graduated from Indiana University and was a member of the Acacia Fraternity

He had a CCW permit, and was an avid gun collector and loved going to the shooting range with anyone that would go with him.

He was a member of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Ohio

He was a member of The American Legion, North Webster, Indiana Post 0253.

He is survived by his 3 sons – Jeff (Nancy) Stanley of Springboro, OH, Kevin Stanley of Beavercreek, OH, and Mark (Lisa) Stanley of Syracuse.  2 daughters – Kristin Keyer of Beavercreek, OH, and Karlynne Akos of Destin, FL.  8 grandchildren , and 3 great grandchildren.  Services will be Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2 pm at the Eastlund Funeral Home with calling 2 hours prior to the service.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse cemetery.


This photo of Stan is from the mid 70's at the Dayton Boat Races...


According to his daughter, Karlynne - KB8DFN, Stan passed away after complications from triple bypass surgery.


KBob, Max and Stan at the Dayton Boat Races in the mid 70's...


This is from Jim - AE8R

"Sad news!

Sue (AI8Q) and Sasha made numerous trips to Detroit together to take their extra class tests.  They used to kid that the examiners finally passed them because they got tired of seeing them! 

Thanks for passing this along!"



Sasha. Karlynne and Stan at the Rocky Forke Boat Races September of 1976


This is E-37!  Stover Hire of Hire Voltage!  Stover was Stan's brother-in-law!  Stan would always say "Go E-37!"


This is from Keith - WA8ZWJ

"I have been conversing with Stan from time to time via Skype.

I will miss visiting with him.

73 and RIP old buddy!"