Stanley P. Root, Sr. 87, of Fremont, OH passed away on December 2, 2015 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital. He was born on August 2, 1928 in Green Springs, OH, the son of Samuel P. and Dorothy (Easton) Root. He was a 1946 graduate of Thompson High School.
Stan served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was awarded the American Defense Medal (Germany). He married Kathleen A. Chudzinski on October 14, 1950 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and she survives.
Stan owned and operated Stan Root and Son’s Milk Transportation for over thirty years. He then became a Field Representative for Chief Dairy. Stan worked as a Mechanic at Garvin’s Automotive GMC Trucks and then for Gus Carn Refrigeration until he retired.
He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, American Legion, VFW, Moose, Knights of Columbus and Eagles where he was a Trustee and president of REACT. Stan enjoyed boating and spending time at his cottage at Bay Point. He also enjoyed bowling, hunting, gardening and many weekend gatherings with his family poolside at his home. He and Katie spent their winters in Bowling Green, Florida for twenty years.
Stan is survived by his wife of sixty-five years, Kathleen “Katie” A. Root; children, Stanley (Martha) Root, Jr., David (Deanna) Root, Richard (Christine) Root, Kathleen Binder, all of Fremont, OH and Antonina “Toni” (Donald) DeMoe, Toledo, OH; sister, Karen Kruse, Genoa, OH; aunt, Lila Fought, Clyde, OH; twenty-one grandchildren and fifty great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Eben Root and Patricia Brundage; two infant siblings; son-in-law, Larry Binder; grandchildren, Jake Binder and Brianne DeMoe; great granddaughters, Selah Pearl and Raquel Marie Root
Visitation: Sunday from 3 – 7 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH with a Vigil at 6:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, December 7, 2015, 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with one hour of visitation at church prior to the service, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH with Fr. Chris Kardzis officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion and VFW.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.