On May 18, 1933, Stanley Siu-Yu Chan (陳紹由) born the sixth of eight children in Canton, China to Chan Hei Kaw (陳 氣 求) and Chan Sok Yaw (程淑瑶). During World War 2, the family fled to Hong Kong where Stanley was able to begin his education during a turbulent time at Pui Ching Middle and High School.
In the late 1950s he moved with his youngest brother, Robert, to the US and lived with their oldest brother Siu-Chim Chan and his family in Westport. While in the US, Stanley continued his education at Juniata and NYU on his way to becoming a Mechanical Engineer. In 1965 he met and married Ida Leung in Hong Kong and subsequently moved to New York City. In 1975 Stanley and Ida had their son Jerry and moved to their current home in Chatham.
Stanley worked every day of his life and he worked hard, he did not love what he did but he loved why he worked, to support his family. His sense of duty and loyalty as a husband and a father were unmatched. Stanley retired “early” at the age of 72 to spend more time on his four passions – family, the Yankees, the stock market, and political news.
He led a life defined by perseverance and overcoming obstacles. Often underestimated and rarely given any advantage, he built a long career and a caring family.
With his journey completed and his son by his side, Stanley reunited with his devoted and loving wife in the early morning of January 11th.
Stanley is survived by: younger brother Chan Sui Gin (陳紹坚), daughter in-law Sherry and son Jerry.
One of Stanley’s most proud moments was when his son was accepted to and attended Johns Hopkins University. In lieu of flowers and gifts please make a donation to the Ida Chan fund (soon to be renamed The Stanley and Ida Chan Fund)) at Johns Hopkins University:
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